Melo Trimble Declares For 2017 NBA Draft

Maryland basketball star Melo Trimble is set to take his talents to the next level.

On Tuesday afternoon, the junior guard announced his intentions to forgo his final year of college eligibility to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft. Trimble, a three-time All-Big Ten selection, issued a statement on his departure.

I am confident and excited to pursue an opportunity to play in the NBA,” Trimble said.

“I am proud of what my teammates and I were able to accomplish these past three seasons at Maryland. I developed many great relationships and friendships and together we able to create some very special moments for Maryland basketball.  I want to thank Coach Turgeon for all of his support. He always believed in me. He challenged me and really helped in the development of my overall game.  I am a more complete basketball player because of Coach Turgeon and the coaching staff. To stay at home and attend the University of Maryland is the best decision that I ever made and it was truly special to play in front of my family, friends and our amazing fans. Maryland will always be home.”

During his three-year career with the Terrapins, Trimble averaged 15.9 points per game.

Trimble finishes his impressive career ranked in the top 20 in school history in steals, top 15 in scoring, assists, eighth in three-pointers made and second all-time in career made free throws.

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