Menomonee Falls senior, UNC commit Seth Trimble calls his basketball journey 'amazing'

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MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Menomonee Falls senior guard Seth Trimble is the top-rated boys basketball player in Wisconsin.

The four-star recruit committed to North Carolina on June 23, 2021. It happens to be the same school his brother JP Tokoto was an All-ACC defender at from 2012-15.

Trimble has been soaking in his senior season after passing his brother's all-time scoring mark of 1,737 points in an 89-50 win over West Allis Hale.

"Trying to enjoy every second of it. Can't be a senior forever," said Trimble. "An amazing journey, there's a lot of kids in the world who wish for the opportunity that I'm blessed to be able to have."

Trimble considers himself a late bloomer. As a sophomore, he only had one offer from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. But his coach of the last three years, Jason Hallenbeck, saw things differently.

"Seth was a captain for us immediately as a sophomore and a starter on varsity," said Hallenbeck. "It didn't take long to realize he was gonna be a division one talent, it was never an 'if,' It was a matter of when."

The offers started to pour in as a junior, including Marquette and Michigan. During his process, he says his brother JP stayed quiet. But there was one school in particular that the former North Carolina standout told his brother would catch his attention.

"What he did tell me though -- when I got to Carolina, I'd know. That's all he said. He left it at that. I'm like okay, he's saying stuff, he went to this university. But he wasn't lying at all. Truly, once I got there I really knew," said Trimble. "Just this little kid watching his big brother at such an amazing university, why wouldn't I want to follow?"

Seth says he couldn't even physically match up with his brother until a couple of years ago. Trimble was Tokoto's water boy when he was in high school. Trimble considered Tokoto one of his role models watching him at North Carolina.

Now, with his own future solidified, there is only one thing left for Seth to accomplish in high school.

"To bring this town, to bring this team, this community, a state championship. Like I said, it's never been done here. A lot of people are eager to get it. That's definitely my number one priority right now," says Trimble.

The Phoenix ended last season three wins away from a Golden Ball in the sectional final, falling to Kimberly 78-46.

This year's state tournament begins March 17 and you can watch it locally on WMLW.

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