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Seth Trimble announces return to Chapel Hill, will withdraw from transfer portal

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Head Coach Hubert Davis hugs UNC sophomore guard Seth Trimble (7) as he leaves the court during the men’s ACC quarterfinal basketball game against Florida State at the Capital One Arena on Thursday March 14, 2024. UNC won 92-67.

Seth Trimble, a sophomore guard at UNC, has decided to withdraw from the transfer portal and remain at Chapel Hill. Trimble announced the news via his Instagram Tuesday afternoon.

“I’ve taken time to realize where my home is,” he wrote. “After much consideration, I’ve decided my heart and soul belong in Chapel Hill.

“Tar Heel Nation, let’s work.”

This news comes exactly two weeks after Trimble announced his plans to enter the transfer portal on April 9.

Trimble was a key player off the bench last season, and the return of UNC’s go-to sixth man and trusted perimeter defender will undoubtedly improve the depth of North Carolina's backcourt. Trimble was the only non-starter in head coach Hubert Davis' three seasons to play at least 40 percent of the team's available minutes.

He showed notable improvement in his sophomore year — including a jump from 16.7 to 41.9 percent shooting from long range.

Trimble's return will bolster UNC's guard lineup next season, providing talent, versatility and experience to the team. 

Davis has praised Trimble’s growth and aggressiveness on both ends of the court last season, seen in notable performances against Duke, Florida State and Arkansas.

As of now, North Carolina’s backcourt for next season is set to include first-year point guard Elliot Cadeau (presumed to return), ACC Player of the Year and Jerry West Award winner RJ Davis (has yet to announce his plans), and add five-star Ian Jackson (recently ranked No. 7 in the Class of 2024 by ESPN).

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Shelby Swanson

Shelby Swanson is the 2023-24 sports editor at The Daily Tar Heel. She has previously served as an assistant sports editor and senior writer. Shelby is a junior pursuing a double major in media and journalism and Hispanic literatures and cultures.