Terps guard Melo Trimble to enter the NBA Draft

Posted at 12:30 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 17:29:25-04

University of Maryland junior guard Melo Trimble is forgoing his last year of collegiate eligibility to enter the NBA Draft.

He made the announcement Wednesday, saying he plans to sign with an agent.

Trimble is a three-time All-Big Ten selection who led Maryland to its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017. He’s one of 15 players to earn all-conference honors three times at Maryland.

He issued the following statement:

“I am confident and excited to pursue an opportunity to play in the NBA,” Trimble said in a news release.  “I am proud of what my teammates and I were able to accomplish these past three seasons at Maryland. I developed many great relationships and friendships and together we able to create some very special moments for Maryland basketball.  I want to thank Coach Turgeon for all of his support. He always believed in me. He challenged me and really helped in the development of my overall game.  I am a more complete basketball player because of Coach Turgeon and the coaching staff. 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.”

Maryland won 79 games during Trimble’s three-year tenure at College Park.

The NBA Draft takes place on Thursday, June 22.