BY TYLER BYRUM, @theTylerByrum
Maryland's leader for the past three years, has announced that he will forgo his senior season with the program to enter the 2017 NBA Draft.
Ever since Melo Trimble was a freshman he was an instant impact for the Terrapins, helping guide the team to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in four seasons. Since then, the 6'3" guard has lead the team to two more NCAA appearances, making it three straight, as 79 wins.
In 2016, the team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since the 2002-03 season. During that tournament run, Trimble brought in 18 points a contest, including 17 points against Kansas in a loss.
Despite much speculation to enter the draft following that season, Trimble returned for his junior year.
Throughout his Maryland career he averaged 15.9 points and earned AP All-American Honorable Mention the past two years. He is one of four Maryland players to record 1,600 points, 400 assists, and 150 steals.
If drafted, Trimble will be the 65th player in Maryland history to hear his named called per basketball-reference. The last Terp to be drafted in the first round was Alex Len to the Phoenix Suns in 2013.
Sunday afternoon was very exciting for the Terps women’s basketball team.
Top 40 recruit Shyanne Sellers announced on Twitter that she has committed to The University of Maryland.
“First of all, I would like to thank my parents, Coach Carlos, Smac family, and all the coaches that have recruited me throughout the years, without them I would not be in the position I am in today. Lastly, would like to thank Coach Frese and the whole Maryland staff for giving me this amazing opportunity to continue playing the game that I love. I am excited to announce that I have decided to further my academic and athletic career to The University of Maryland, Go Terps!” Sellers wrote on Twitter.
Sellers is the first commitment in the 2021 recruiting class.
The 6'0 guard is ranked by ESPN as the No. 34 player in the 2021 class and No. 12 player from the state of Ohio.
This past season as a junior at Aurora High School in Aurora, Ohio Sellers averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, 2.3 steals and two blocks.
Her father Brad Sellers played at Ohio State and was selected as a first round draft pick by the Chicago Bulls. As a member of the Bulls he has the opportunity to play alongside Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
Her father took to Twitter to express how proud his is of his daughter.
"Today, I want to say how proud of my daughter Shyanne Sellers and her verbal commitment to attend and play b-ball for the University of Maryland. We all are very thankful for the opportunity that she has been given! From rec league in Aurora, to SMAC Ballers, and now the Big 10!" he wrote on Twitter.
Brad Sellers currently serves as the three-time mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio.
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With the Terps facing the potential losses of two key scorers to the NBA Draft, a 6-foot-9 forward out of Yale is considering joining the Maryland roster for his final season of NCAA eligibility.
According to Evan Daniels of 247Sports, Bulldogs power forward Jordan Bruner has narrowed down his list of preferred transfer destinations to Maryland, Alabama and Baylor. ESPN ranked Bruner the third-best graduate transfer in the country following a season in which he led the Ivy League with 9.2 rebounds per game to go with 10.9 points and 3.7 assists.
The Terps are expected to lose Anthony Cowan Jr. (graduating) and Jalen Smith (NBA Draft) after claiming their first share of the Big 10 regular-season title in program history this season. Forward Ricky Lindo Jr. also entered the transfer portal. Smith started 30 games as a forward and led UMD with 10.5 rebounds per game.
Bruner originally declared for the NBA Draft on March 13 but reconsidered his position after the coronavirus pandemic put the sports world at a standstill. Five days after announcing his intent to go pro, he put his name in the transfer portal.
Per the Yale Daily News, Bruner received calls from 25 different programs within three hours of having his name in the portal. He reportedly trimmed his original list of 50 schools down to six—Maryland, Arkansas, Baylor, Gonzaga, Alabama and Louisville—before narrowing it down to the three Tuesday.
Injuries hit Bruner hard throughout his Yale career, including two meniscus tears—one of which forced him to miss all of his sophomore season. However, the 2020 All-Ivy First Team selection finally stayed healthy this year and only sat two games due to injury.
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