Davis’ Trimble commits to Seattle U.

April 13, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — David Trimble had been hearing the same question over and over for months. Now he has the answer.


Davis’ standout senior guard, voted The Associated Press’ Washington state high school basketball player of the year earlier this month, gave a verbal commitment this morning to Seattle University.

“It seems like four or five times a day people would ask me about that, but I didn’t want to feel rushed,” he said. “I was looking for the right fit for academics and basketball and I found it. I was trying not to stress over it, but it is a weight off my chest.”

Seattle University just finished a 12-15 season as an independent Division I program and will join the Western Athletic Conference next season. The Redhawks coach is Cameron Dollar, the former UCLA guard who coached for seven years under Lorenzo Romar at Washington before taking over at Seattle U. before the 2009-2010 season.

Dollar first saw Trimble when he was an eighth-grader attending a UW guards camp. He also attended the Class 4A state tournament and watched Trimble lead the Pirates to the program’s first championship in 47 years.

Dollar pursued Trimble hard, and the difference maker came last Friday.

“They had an open gym and the guys were just great to me,” Trimble said. “I think (Dollar) wanted to see if there was any chemistry there, and I know there was for me. The moment I got there it felt like I fit in.”

Trimble was a three-time CBBN player of the year who rolled up 1,428 career points as a point guard who got a majority of those points within 10 to 12 feet of the basket. Dollar has told him more 3-point shots will be a part of his future.

“He does like my overall game but he would like to see me pull up more,” the 6-foot-2 Trimble acknowledged. “I’ve heard that before but now, in college, I’ll definitely use that outside game more.”

Through the entire recruiting process, Trimble stayed true to his personal pledge not to grab the first offer or act under someone else’s timeline. His patience paid off.

“I’ve been real picky, but it had to be the right place,” he said. “Academically, Seattle is real strong. And Coach Dollar is building something there that’s exciting. Everything just felt right for me.”


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4 Responses to “Davis’ Trimble commits to Seattle U.”
  1. Brenda says:

    Congratulations David!

  2. Kevin Calkins says:

    This kid is first class, athletically and academically. Go Little Dave!!!

  3. Kevin LaBerge says:

    Congratulations and best wishes helping to re-establish Seattle U. as a hoop power!

  4. Lorena Perez says:

    We are very proud of you little Dave, u are an amazing young man..

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