St. John’s now has the official paperwork in and Bryan Trimble, who committed last week, is officially a member of the team.
“I am very excited to join the St. John’s basketball program which has great history and tradition,” said Trimble in the team’s official release.
“Bryan is an explosive athlete who can thrive in our program because of his relentless work ethic,” said St. John’s head coach Chris Mullin. “He is a versatile player with great character who we believe can make an immediate impact next season. We are thrilled to welcome Bryan to our basketball program.”
At 6’3” and around 200 pounds, the incoming freshman played at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas. of note is that he shot 45% on three-pointers in his high school senior year before taking a prep year at Sunrise Christian.
Trimble had been committed to Florida State but was released from his commitment in the last month.
Like incoming Sidney Wilson, who is already on campus and working out (as you can see in the posed shot that could double as an Under Armour advertisement), Trimble will be available to play next season, unlike transfers Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon.
Squad.... On a mission #SJUBB pic.twitter.com/kqKyxaAER9— Matt Abdelmassih (@mabde33) June 9, 2017
Trimble should provide depth, and, if effective, a solid shooting weapon off the bench. The backcourt already includes Shamorie Ponds and Marcus LoVett, two high-scoring rising sophomores.
Welcome our newest edition @btrim12 to our @StJohnsBBall family. High flying, knock down shooter that your going to enjoy watching #SJUBB— Matt Abdelmassih (@mabde33) June 12, 2017
St. John’s has more one scholarship available for use next season, and will welcome forward Marvin Clark and guard Justin Simon to the floor for the first time in St. John’s uniforms next season.
Those additions should bolster the team after the losses of Malik Ellison (to Pittsburgh), Darien Williams (to Nevada), Federico Mussini (to Italy) and Richard Freudenberg (to Germany).