Melo Trimble’s basketball career at Maryland is officially over as he announced Wednesday that he will be entering the NBA Draft.
“I am confident and excited to pursue an opportunity to play in the NBA,” Trimble said in a press release. “I am proud of what my teammates and I were able to accomplish these past three seasons at Maryland.”
Trimble averaged 15.9 points per game during his three years in College Park. This season, the Upper Marlboro native tallied a career best 17 points per game. He led the Terps to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and received three All-Big Ten selections.
Trimble is one of four players in Maryland basketball history to record 1,600 points, 400 assists and 150 steals. He is also the second player to score 500 or more points in his first two seasons at Maryland.
“Melo has grown as a leader and has done an outstanding job taking our program to new heights,” Terps Head Coach Mark Turgeon said. “Melo will be celebrated as one of the all-time greats in our program’s history. We are very excited for Melo as he pursues his dream of playing professional basketball.”
Trimble considered going into the NBA Draft during his freshman and sophomore season. He was projected to be a late first round or second round pick last season, but he decided to play another year with the Terps. Since he is planning to hire an agent this time around, there is no turning back.
“I am a more complete basketball player because of Coach Turgeon and the coaching staff,” Trimble said. “To stay at home and attend the University of Maryland is the best decision that I ever made and it was truly special to play in front of my family, friends and our amazing fans. Maryland will always be home.”
Trimble is projected to go undrafted in the latest mock draft by DraftExpress.