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Terps' Melo Trimble named one of 10 finalists for Bob Cousy Award

Terps' Melo Trimble named one of 10 finalists for Bob Cousy Award

Whether or not Maryland guard Melo Trimble will hear his name called during the NBA Draft is a matter of fierce debate.

But one thing is for sure: The junior is one of the top ten point guards in the country.

Trimble, who opted against the NBA Draft after his freshman season and saw his draft stock plummet during his sophomore campaign, is leading the way for the No. 17 Terrapins (17-2, 7-1) to the top of the Big Ten standings. Averaging 17.9 ppg on 45 percent shooting, Trimble is being recognized by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as one of the ten finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, which goes to the top point guard in the country.

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Trimble has scored at least double-digits in all but two games, and is the linchpin for a surprisingly strong Maryland team that went from no expectations to a possible Big Ten regular season championship.

The current crop of point guards is as good as it's been in a longtime, and while Trimble may not win the award, the recognition proves that Trimble responded to the adversity and is capable of being a big-time player.

Joining Trimble on the list are: Lonzo Ball, UCLA (Fy.), Joel Berry II, North Carolina (Jr.), Jalen Brunson, Villanova (Soph.), De'Aron Fox, Kentucky (Fy.), Markelle Fultz, Washington (Fy.), Monte Morris, Iowa (Sr.), Frank Mason, Kansas (Sr.), Dennis Smith, North Carolina State (Fy.), and Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga (Jr.).

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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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