David Trimble is the best player in the State of Washington you’ve never heard of. His talent can only be appreciated if you understand basketball and you’ve watched his game in person.
Maybe it’s because most don’t know that the 6’2” A.C. Davis star is a point guard and he takes pride in getting his teammates involved.
Perhaps that’s why he has been selected All Conference Most Valuable Player 3 years in a row, dating back to his Sophomore year even though he’s never lead the Columbia Basin Big9 in scoring in any single season. Yet the Coaches in this conference happen to see something in Trimble every year which gives him the top honor.
One would think 3 State Tournaments, and one State Title later, that Trimble would get more notoriety State-wide.
“I’m not quite sure what it is, I mean I feel like living on this side of the Mountains definitely has something to do with it.” Said Trimble while trying to explain why he hasn’t received any D1 offers yet.
Trimble is a terrific defender that leads the conference in steals the past 3 years. He’s also an underrated shot blocker and at 6’2” causes problems with his length on opposing guards, as well as blocking shots from the weakside help position. This is something he’s specialized in because he is lighting quick.
On offense he is a fast break machine because of his speed. Trimble was last clocked at running a 4.6 40 time in football and on the basketball floor that, most of the time helped put Davis on the plus side in the fast break department against opposing teams.
He is a high I.Q. basketball player, whether on a fast break, or slashing the lane, you’ll see Trimble scan the floor and make the right decisions. Trimble is one of the best passers I've seen in the past 3 years.
Most that know basketball can tell you that when your best player is unselfish and it leads to others being involved with contributing efforts, it becomes contagious and leads to team success.
That is why the Davis Pirates are the 2012 4A State Champions of Washington.
“The feeling was amazing, holding up that trophy and looking at everyone smiling after we won. It was like all the years and all the hard work had finally paid off.” Said Trimble talking about the moment He and his teammates lifted the 4A State title trophy.
Trimble has started to pickup some interests for basketball SPU, Whitman and Cal State (Bakersfield). He has actually received more attention for his services in football. “I received an offer from Idaho State and Idaho wants me to come on a visit.” Said Trimble. “After winning State, I’m more interested in continuing basketball at the collegiate level.” Trimble said via phone.
Trimble, who played for FOH (Friends Of Hoop) last summer will also be participating in the WIBCA All-State game this Saturday in Tacoma.
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