2017 SG grabs SMU offer

Billy talked with 2017 MoKan Elite shooting guard Bryan Trimble, Jr. about his SMU offer, game and recruitment.

2017 Bel Aire (KS) Sunrise Christian shooting guard Bryan Trimble Jr. picked up an SMU offer recently after assistant coach KT Turner told him to call Larry Brown.

"Larry Brown called and he had some good things to say and before the conversation ended, he said he was offering me a full-ride scholarship," Trimble, Jr. said. "It means a lot coming from a legendary coach and a huge programs. It was big for me."


Coach Brown told Trimble, Jr. that he likes his scoring aspect that he brings as well as the athleticism he'd bring to the team.

"Just my ability to shoot it, finish around the rim, play hard and defense," the 6-3, 200-pound guard said. "He said that he loves my ability to score the ball from the wing and he loves that I'm very athletic."

Former MoKan Elite teammate Shake Milton saw some success this year under Brown's guidance at SMU and that isn't lost on Trimble, Jr., who likes what Brown has done with the program and Milton, who is one of Trimble, Jr.'s best friends.

"Playing for coach Brown would be big because the things he's done in the past and look at the players he's coached like A.I. and the way he's building his program is good," Trimble, Jr. said. "What he did with Shake Milton, who played for MoKan, I like what he did with Shake this year. That was real good. His (Milton's) main thing was if you really want to be coached and have a coach that's going to tell you the right things, that's coach Brown. He told me it's a grind and you're going to get coached. It's a structured program, which is a good thing."

Turner keeps up with Trimble, Jr. every other day he says and the relationship is growing.

"It's good. It's real good. KT has been recruiting me for a minute. I've gotten to know him through the process of him recruiting me so it's been good. He's a cool dude. We talk a lot actually," Trimble, Jr. said.

Trimble, Jr. said he's going to "of course" visit SMU and find out more about the program.

"I'm going to talk with coach Brown and KT and see what time is best for me to get down there and go from there."

Early in his process, Trimble, Jr. doesn't have a leader yet, but Oklahoma State, Colorado, Texas, Xavier, Nebraska, Boise State and Florida State are all coming hard after Trimble, Jr., who is going to stick with being a 2017 recruit after talking about moving up a class year. The three-star guard doesn't have a timeline on his decision.

Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Purdue have all gotten visits from the guard, who says his game continues to develop.

"Of course, I can shoot it. My main focus right now is finishing around the rim. I got a guy training me that really knows what he's doing and he's working with me on that and finishing through contact. He's really pushing stuff I'll need in the future."

On MoKan Elite with stars like Trae Young and Michael Porter, Jr. as well as SMU offer Elijah Landrum, Trimble, Jr. has averaged nine points in six games on the 2016 EYBL circuit.

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