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Melo Trimble 1 of 10 finalists for famed Bob Cousy Award

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Melo Trimble 1 of 10 finalists for famed Bob Cousy Award

Maryland sophomore Melo Trimble has been named one of 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, an honor given to the nation's top point guard. He joins the following players on that list:

Kyle Collinsworth, BYU

Kris Dunn, Providence

Kay Felder, Oakland

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Demetrius Jackson, Notre Dame

Nic Moore, SMU

Monte Morris, Iowa State

Gary Payton II, Oregon State

Tyler Ulis, Kentucky

For the year, Trimble is averaging 14.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while shooting 46 percent from the field, 33.9 percent from three, and 87 percent from the free throw line. As a sophomore, he has greatly diversified his game and become much more of a passer and creator. 

He is almost unquestionably the best pick-and-roll point guard in the country because of the range of ways he can attack a defense out of that set. Having forward Robert Carter, Jr. and center Diamond Stone as assets within Maryland's offense has also accentuated the effectiveness of the set compared to last season.

Trimble is looking to become the first Terrapin to win the award since 2010, when Greivis Vasquez took home the award. 

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.

Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.

Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.

With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders.  The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.

Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off.  Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them.  He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).

No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.

Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.

After today though, it may be hard to say no.

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!

Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.

But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!

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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.

He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.

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