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Bryan Trimble, 2017 guard, on an official visit to St. John’s

The Johnnies look to bring in a guard who recently decommitted from Florida State

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St. John’s is hosting Bryan Trimble Jr., a guard from Raytown, MO, on an official visit.

Trimble is a 6’3”, 200 pound guard who plays at Sunrise Christian in the fall/ winter and for MoKan Elite in summer ball - much as St. John’s forward Marvin Clark, Jr. did.

Bryan Trimble is not a guard with a lot of publicity following him. He played for the MoKan Elite team that won the Nike EYBL last season behind Michael Porter Jr. (who is likely to be a one-and-done player after next season) and four-star forward Carte’are Gordon among others.

Despite his modest production, he earned a scholarship and signed with Florida State last fall. But with a McDonald’s All-American named M.J. Walker available, FSU signed him... and needed to let a commitment or a currently rostered player out of the program.

That player was Trimble, the first player in the class to commit to FSU over Georgia, Oklahoma State, Missouri-Kansas City and others.

Scouting Bryan Trimble

The Florida State Seminoles official release on Trimble’s signing says, as seen on 247 Sports:

Trimble (Kansas City, Mo./Sunrise Christian Academy) averaged 14.7 points while shooting 45.5 percent from beyond the arc as a junior. During his 2016 season Trimble was the MVP for high school tournaments in Mississippi and Colorado. He plays MoKan Elite of the Nike EYBL league. He averaged 5.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in 21 games in 2016.

"Bryan is a terrific young man who has worked very hard to have this opportunity to play at Florida State,” said Sunrise Christian head coach Kyle Bankhead. “He is a high level athlete with great athleticism. He has played against top level competition throughout his career and understands the need to be at his best whenever he steps onto the court. He has set very high standards for himself and is a well-liked player by both his teammates and his coaches.”

Trimble (6-3, 200) chose Florida State over Georgia, SMU, Oklahoma State and Providence.

“Bryan is a big-time shooter who can score in bunches,” said MoKan Elite head coach Matt Suther. “The athleticism he has allows him to make highlight plays around the rim. Florida State is getting a player that will be fun to watch and one that his teammates will really enjoy playing with.”

Trimble fits in as a player who will likely need some development, but will bring some shooting, size to the backcourt and athleticism as well.

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How will this affect next year’s recruiting?

The Johnnies, with the departure of Federico Mussini, now have two open scholarships that they can use or save for the 2018 class. If the Red Storm end up using a scholarship on Trimble, they will have two senior graduating next season plus one more scholarship - for a total of three to use in 2018.

  • G (4): Shamorie Ponds | Marcus LoVett | Justin Simon | Mikey Dixon (redshirt)
  • SF (2): Bashir Ahmed | Sidney Wilson
  • PF (3): Marvin Clark Jr. | Kassoum Yakwe | Amar Alibegovic
  • C (2): Tariq Owens | Sedee Keita (redshirt)