2016 NBA Draft Prospect: Melo Trimble

Melo Trimble is a 6’2” one hundred ninety pound Point Guard for the University of Maryland Terrapins. Born twenty years ago, on February 2, 1995, this speedy, sure-handed performer is doing his part to elevate the school’s basketball program.

Melo Trimble is a 6’2” one hundred ninety pound Point Guard for the University of Maryland Terrapins

Melo Trimble is a 6’2” one hundred ninety pound Point Guard for the University of Maryland Terrapins

He certainly did his part last year, when as a freshman starter in 2014, Trimble averaged 16.2 points per game, 3.0 assists per game and, somewhat surprisingly, 3.9 rebounds per game. That was excellent production, especially for a first-year college player. And Trimble, because he is a Point Guard, also got to showcase his superior “floor generalship.” The truth is that he led his team skillfully.
The Terrapins prospered under Melo Trimble’s guidance and more, much more, is expected from him and his teammates in the soon-to-arrive 2015-2016 Season. If Trimble plays up to his capabilities, there is every reason to believe that the University of Maryland Terrapins will prosper this year against Big Ten Conference opponents and against non-conference foes, as well.
All Melo Trimble has to do is play to the level he reached as a junior at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. In that season, which was in 2012, Melo Trimble scored an average of 20.8 points per game while dishing out assists and canning rebounds with equal skill.
The young Point Guard performed even better in his senior year in high school when he netted an average of 23.2 points per game. There is no doubt that this dynamic performer can score, almost at will, from anywhere on the floor. He can dish out assists to teammates with great skill, as well. And he can rebound like a forward.
That consistent production may be why Trimble was named Second Team All-American for 2015. He deserved the recognition. He received more accolades, as well. Consider, if you will, that this twenty year old basketball player was named to the Big Ten All Freshman team for 2015 and that, as a high school graduate, he also was selected to be a member of the McDonald’s All American team In 2014.
The praise keeps coming for Melo Trimble and he just keeps getting better. Earlier this year, he played in the 2015 Pan American games as a member of Team USA. As might be expected his performance was strong, consistent and notable for the contributions he made on the hardwood.
Melo Trimble, at the young age of twenty, has already had a great career as a basketball player. But, as scouts for the teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) are saying, Trimble’s best days are in the future.
He may not turn professional until he earns his degree at the University of Maryland two years from now. Of course, he could easily opt to end his scholastic career when this season ends so that he can “put his name in the hat” and become eligible for the professional draft.
Whatever he decides, one thing seems certain. Melo Trimble will be a high draft pick, perhaps a first-rounder. And the team that signs him will have acquired a terrific talent and a great team asset.
Courtesy of Press Box DC

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