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Get to Know an Incoming Recruit: Bryan Trimble

The three-star recruit hails from Kansas City.


It appeared at first that Bryan Trimble would be on his way to Tallahassee to begin his collegiate career with the Florida State Seminoles. That, however, would not be the case as Trimble’s time as a Seminole was over as soon as it began.

Only a month later did Trimble decide to jump aboard with the St. John’s Red Storm.

What was FSU’s loss would be St. John’s gain as Bryan Trimble, by way of Kansas City, is on his way to Queens to join the Johnnies in Year 3 of The Chris Mullin Era. During his recruiting period, he also drew interest from Oklahoma State, SMU, and UMKC.

What we know about Trimble’s future collegiate career is yet to be seen and at this point is speculative fiction. However ,he is coming into college after completing a stellar career at the high school, prep, and AAU levels.

The KC native played his high school ball at Raytown South High School in Raytown Missouri, a suburb in the Greater Kansas City area. In his senior year at Raytown South, Trimble shot 45 percent from 3-point range.

Following his time at Raytown South, he moved on to the Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas for a post-graduate season. He plied his trade at the AAU level with MoKan Elite AAU team. Also on that team was soon to be active Marvin Clark Jr., a Red Storm transfer by way of Michigan State. For recruits from Missouri, he ranks sixth in the state for 2017.

Upon coming to St. John’s, Trimble is listed at 6-foot-3, 200 lbs. His scouting reports mention that he has solid shooting and athleticism. The shooting front should not come as a surprise given the aforementioned 45 percent mark from outside. Whether that carries over the college level is unknown. If so, it presents St. John’s with another excellent option on the perimeter.

Given the quibbles over his decommit and recommit to St. John’s, he is available to play this season. He gives the Johnnies a solid option off the bench and hopefully bolsters the roster given the loss of four players at the end of last season.

We will see how Trimble’s college career takes shape. In the meantime, St. John’s will be gaining a player who has a solid footing and some solid shooting.