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Friday / June 22.
  • Bryan Trimble Signs With St. John’s (UPDATED)

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    Bryan Trimble, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound shooting guard from Sunrise Christian (KS), has signed with St. John’s after committing last Wednesday.

    A consensus three-star prospect, Trimble is the No. 6 rated recruit from Missouri in this year’s class. Trimble attended Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kan., where he averaged 14 points and two rebounds as a senior in 2015-16 playing for head coach Luke Barnwell. One of the team’s top outside shooters, Trimble converted 45 percent of his 3-point attempts during that campaign and helped Sunrise Christian Academy to a 27-8 overall record.

    “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.”

    Trimble was a member of the Prep Team at Sunrise Christian Academy this past season under head coach Kyle Bankhead, averaging 12 points per game against a schedule that consisted mostly of junior college opponents. He starred at the 2017 National Prep School Invitational, where he was named to the All-Tournament Team. Trimble averaged a team-best 12 points per game to help lead Sunrise Christian to a pair of wins over Our Savior Lutheran and Notre Dame Prep.

    “I am very excited to join the St. John’s basketball program which has great history and tradition,” said Trimble. “This is a great opportunity for me to play for Coach Mullin and on the biggest stage in New York City and at Madison Square Garden. I am extremely honored for this opportunity and will work hard every day to make our program successful.”

    “He is a big-time shooter an athlete,” Sunrise coach Luke Barnwell said. “He is improving at ball-handling and decision-making.”

    He added: “I think he was comfortable with [former Sunrise Christian forward] Marvin [Clark Jr.] and knowing him already being there for a year. He is high level shooter off the catch and is a high level athlete. Putting together mid-range and decision making will make him even better.”

    Trimble competed for MoKan Elite of the Nike EYBL league on the AAU circuit. Playing alongside several high major Division I prospects, including No. 1 rated 2017 prospect Michael Porter Jr., Trimble averaged five points, two rebounds and two assists over 21 games for MoKan Elite en route to the 2016 Nike EYBL Peach Jam championship.

    St. John’s returns guards Shamorie Ponds and Marcus LoVett and will add 6-5 Arizona transfer Justin Simon for the 2017-18 season.

    The Red Storm roster continues to transform. They have added transfers Sedee Keita (South Carolina) and Mikey Dixon (Quinnipiac) as well as Class of 2017 Brewster (N.H.) Academy wing Sidney Wilson.

    Meantime, they hosted 2018 wing Nassir Little over the weekend and will also host Hudson (N.J.) Catholic guard Luther Muhammad for an official June 23-25.

    St. John’s will also host a slew of prospects for their Elite Camp June 21, including Class of 2019 Ranney (N.J.) School stars Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis.

    **For more on what Simon and Clark bring to St. John’s, click here.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.