Melo Trimble took a step in the right direction in Maryland win over Sunday against Michigan with his 14 points and eight rebounds, though his seven turnovers continue to be a red flag.
What is at the root of his recent struggles? Gary Williams and John Feinstein discussed on CSN’s Between the Lines segment this week.
Feinstein brought up the possibility of a lingering injury or a lack of focus, but Williams took another, more widely discussed idea.
“Teams figure you out, too. That’s the other thing when you get to be a sophomore you get a tremendous amount of attention before you even play a game your sophomore year,” Williams said.
“Teams are going to come after you a little harder and I think that’s happening. Plus when you miss and you’re used making it, that’s really a shock. I mean, you’ve got to go through that. It’s one thing if you’re not a good shooter and he’s a good shooter and he’s used to making those shots.”
Anyone up for a conspiracy theory? Williams jokingly entertained that too.
“There’s that conspiracy theory out there that’s prevalent among Maryland fans that since [Steph] Curry said that ... Melo reminded him a lot of himself in college,” Williams said, “he hasn’t played well since Curry said that, so that’s out there too. The jinx.”