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Former Terrapin Melo Trimble, signs with the Minnesota Timberwolves

Former Terrapin Melo Trimble, signs with the Minnesota Timberwolves

It was a long summer for Melo Trimble and his NBA outlook, but any doubt has ceased. On Tuesday, it was announced that the former Maryland guard signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

The announcement was first announced by Adrian Wojarowski and then confirmed by multiple sources.

Throughout the NBA Summer League, Trimble spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers. Seeing light action both in Utah and Las Vegas, Trimble made use of his time on the court. His best performance was in Vegas where he played in three of the team's five games. Averaging 13.7 minutes, he shot 60 percent from the field for 10.3 ppg and also reeling in 1.3 steals a game. 

Originally the former Maryland standout signed with the Philadelphia 76ers after draft night as a free agent. Having an abundance of young talent on their roster, Trimble just did not have as big of an impression. Obviously Minnesota felt differently. 

With a loaded roster for the Timberwolves, that was the highlight of fee agency, he will have to compete with other guards already on the roster Jeff Teague, Jimmy Butler, Tyus Jones, and Jamal Crawford.

According to the report, a portion of the contract is guaranteed that is an incentive for Trimble to stay with the team and perhaps work without a roster spot.

Minnesota does happen to have a G-league team in the Iowa Wolves that could be a potential landing point for the guard. For the time being though, he is the third point guard on the Wolves depth chart.

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Maryland loses two as Justin Jackson declares for NBA Draft, will sign with agent

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Maryland loses two as Justin Jackson declares for NBA Draft, will sign with agent

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland forward Justin Jackson will forgo his final two seasons of college eligibility to seek a career in the NBA.

Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon also says guard Dion Wiley will transfer before playing his senior season.

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Jackson averaged 10.5 points as a freshman before missing most of the 2017-18 season with a shoulder injury.

Jackson says, "After talking with my family and weighing my options, it's my desire to turn my full attention to preparing for a career in professional basketball."

Wiley appeared in 83 career games, playing a backup role on three teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament under Turgeon.

Maryland was 19-13 this season, including 8-10 in the Big Ten, and failed to reach the postseason.

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Lefty Driesell to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame per report

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Lefty Driesell to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame per report

Long-time University of Maryland men’s basketball coach Charles Grice “Lefty” Driesell will finally be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

This is according to NBC Sports Washington contributor Jon Feinstein.

Driesell coached the Terrapins for 17 seasons between 1969-86. While guiding the program to eight NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT Championship, Driesell transformed Maryland into a legitimate force in college basketball.

When hired by the Terps, Driesell famously announced that he wanted to turn Maryland into the “UCLA of the East.” After only four seasons he had made it to two ACC Championship Games and his first Elite Eight appearance. His success opened the door not only for the program but the school to compete at the highest levels of competition.

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Maryland made it as high as the Elite Eight twice under the reign of Driesell. He was named ACC Coach of the Year twice and won one ACC Tournament Championship in 1984. At the time of his NIT Championship with the Terps in 1972, the NIT was held in a similar regard to the NCAA Tournament.

He is second on Maryland’s all-time wins list (348), behind Gary Williams’ 461. Driesell however, still holds the best win percentage of all Maryland coaches with 68.6 win percentage.

After Maryland, the former Duke basketball coached at James Madison for just short of a decade and ended his coaching days at Georgia State. Driesell also coached at Davidson before taking the Maryland job to combine for over 40 seasons at the head of a Division I basketball program.

The 86-year-old was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame back in 2007. He also the namesake for the NCAA’s best defensive player of the year award, which was first awarded in 2010.

The official announcement from the Naismith Hall of Fame will be during the Final Four on Saturday, March 31.

WANT MORE HOOPS?  Listen below as Troy Machir and Chick Hernandez discuss Lefty Driesell's legacy in the area and why the Terps icon was on the outside of the Hall of Fame for so long.