Maryland Terps

Maryland Terps

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Maryland guard Melo Trimble will take until the official deadline, May 25, to decide whether he will leave his name in the NBA Draft and pursue a professional career or withdraw it, allowing him to return to College Park for his junior season, he said on Thursday at the NBA Combine in Chicago.

By not hiring an agent, Trimble affords himself that opportunity. He spoke more on Thursday.

"After the Combine and I go work out with these teams that are interested in me, after those workouts then I get feedback from them," Trimble said. "That would be the final step to what I would do.

"It's a win-win situation for me. I don't want to come out here thinking I can always go back. I want to come out here and leave my name out here and just hopefully get my name up in the draft stock. "


Trimble has already interviewed with Philadelphia, New Orleans, New York, and Dallas at the Combine and has interviews with Charlotte and the Los Angeles Lakers lined up for Friday. 

He participated in a 5-on-5 scrimmage on Thursday, which will likely be the setting where he can make the best impression on teams. With measurables like length and vertical jump that will not jump off the page compared to his peers, his ability to operate in live games could make the difference between a decision to go pro or come back to school.


Workouts with teams, he said, will also be a major deciding factor. As for Thursday?

"I didn't do as good as I wanted to, but I think I did just enough," Trimble said. "Everyone wants to go out there and showcase there talents and I think I did what I do best."