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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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Huerter, the newest Hawk, introduced in Atlanta

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Huerter, the newest Hawk, introduced in Atlanta

It was just months ago that Maryland sophomore Kevin Huerter was a sure lock to return for the 2018-2019 season in College Park. 

At some point during the offseason, the 19-year-old changed his mind and decided to test his luck and enter the 2018 NBA Draft. 

After a solid performance at the Combine, Huerter began to soar up draft projection boards. 

Fast forward to the night of the Draft on June 21 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

The Clifton Park, N.Y. native declined an invite to instead be with his family, friends and former teammates at a local country club. 

After watching 18 players get their names called by Commisioner Adam Silver, this happened: 

This viral video had the 518 (Albany, N.Y. area code) basketball community buzzing about the kid who brought Shenendehowa High School its first state championship since 1987. 

Huerter enjoyed outreach from many different names throughout the sports community: 

On Monday, Huerter was officially introduced as the newest Atlanta Hawk. His father, Tom Huerter, documented part of the special day on Twitter: 

In other news, if you don't see Kevin Huerter in Summer League, don't worry. Earlier this month, Huerter learned he needed to repair torn ligaments in his right shooting hand in order to be fully ready for the start of camp. 

Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk expressed his confidence in a full recovery for Huerter during the introductory press conference Monday. 

Clearly the organization is in the middle of a massive rebuild, and it's hoping that newcomers Kevin Huerter, Trae Young and Omari Spellman will be at the center of it. 

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NBA Draft 2018: Maryland basketball's Justin Jackson drafted by Nuggets, traded to Magic

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NBA Draft 2018: Maryland basketball's Justin Jackson drafted by Nuggets, traded to Magic

Maryland basketball had two players drafted in one night for the second time in three years Thursday night when the Denver Nuggets picked Justin Jackson with the No. 43 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Jackson was subsequently traded to the Orlando Magic as part of a deal that brought the No. 41 overall pick, Kentucky's Jarred Vanderbilt, to Denver.

After his freshman season, in which he averaged 10.5 points and six rebounds a game while shooting 43.8 percent from beyond the arc, Jackson declared for the draft without an agent, but elected to return to Maryland for his sophomore season. But he'd play just 11 games before being shutdown for the year with a torn labrum. His draft stock was hurt, but obviously not totally erased.

He had surgery in January and ended up being the first Terp to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft back in March. Though Jackson's recovery kept him out of the NBA Combine, teams were still intrigued by what they'd seen from him in the past to be willing to take a flyer.

A 6-foot-7 forward with a 7-foot-3 wingspan, Jackson has the skill to play anywhere between the two or the four in the NBA, and the length to guard all kinds of players.

With Kevin Huerter headed to the last-place Atlanta Hawks, Maryland basketball's two draftees are slated to join last season's two worst teams in the Eastern Conference.