North Carolina men's basketball coach Hubert Davis proved his abilities as a head coach during the Tar Heel’s electric run in the NCAA Tournament this past season, leading UNC to the national championship game after being unranked for the majority of the season. This upcoming season, Davis’ ability as a recruiter will be tested as his first recruiting class steps foot in the Dean E. Smith Center.
According to 247 Sports, UNC's 2022 recruiting class is ranked 15th in the country and third in the ACC, behind Duke and Virginia. The four players that make up that group — Seth Trimble, Tyler Nickel, Jalen Washington and Will Shaver — will look to provide more depth to last season’s shallow bench rotation.
Seth Trimble, a 6-foot-3 point guard from Menomonee Falls, Wis., comes in as the highest ranked recruit in the 2022 class. Although rising junior guards Caleb Love and RJ Davis are returning for the 2022-2023 season, Trimble will look to make an impact as a key reserve for backcourt depth.
Trimble finished up his high school basketball season at Menomonee Falls with a 25-4 record and a run to the WIAA Division 1 state semifinals. The 4-star also set a new record for most points in school history, a record set by his older brother and former UNC forward, J.P. Tokoto.
After leading his team to the state tournament for the first time in school history, Trimble was named Wisconsin's Gatorade boys basketball player of the year, AP state player of the year and Mr. Basketball.
This week, Trimble, along with the class of 2023 recruit GG Jackson, represented Team USA and UNC basketball at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship in Tijuana, Mexico. Trimble averaged just under 10 points in six games and Team USA won gold.
Tyler Nickel rounded out the 2022 recruiting class as the last player to commit.