Whether or not Maryland guard Melo Trimble will hear his name called during the NBA Draft is a matter of fierce debate.
But one thing is for sure: The junior is one of the top ten point guards in the country.
Trimble, who opted against the NBA Draft after his freshman season and saw his draft stock plummet during his sophomore campaign, is leading the way for the No. 17 Terrapins (17-2, 7-1) to the top of the Big Ten standings. Averaging 17.9 ppg on 45 percent shooting, Trimble is being recognized by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as one of the ten finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, which goes to the top point guard in the country.
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Trimble has scored at least double-digits in all but two games, and is the linchpin for a surprisingly strong Maryland team that went from no expectations to a possible Big Ten regular season championship.
The current crop of point guards is as good as it's been in a longtime, and while Trimble may not win the award, the recognition proves that Trimble responded to the adversity and is capable of being a big-time player.
Joining Trimble on the list are: Lonzo Ball, UCLA (Fy.), Joel Berry II, North Carolina (Jr.), Jalen Brunson, Villanova (Soph.), De'Aron Fox, Kentucky (Fy.), Markelle Fultz, Washington (Fy.), Monte Morris, Iowa (Sr.), Frank Mason, Kansas (Sr.), Dennis Smith, North Carolina State (Fy.), and Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga (Jr.).
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