Maryland freshman point guard Melo Trimble has decided to remain in school for another year and won’t enter the 2015 draft, the school announced. The 20-year-old was in line to become a mid-second-round pick, as Chad Ford of ESPN.com ranked him as the 44th-best prospect. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress already projects him as a 2016 draftee, listing him 32nd in his mock for that year.
The 6’3″ Trimble led a strong Maryland team in scoring with 16.2 points on just 9.7 shots in 33.5 minutes per game. He nailed 41.2% of his three-pointers, though ball distribution wasn’t his forte, as he averaged just 3.0 assists against 2.5 turnovers per outing.
The Terrapins entered the NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed but fell to No. 5 seed West Virginia in the round of 32. Trimble had a strong tournament, with a triple-double against Valparaiso in Maryland’s opening game and 15 points, seven assists and seven rebounds versus the Mountaineers. He’s set to play next season with Maryland recruit Diamond Stone, currently a high school senior and the projected No. 4 pick in Givony’s 2016 mock.