The Terrapins got their start on the 2014 basketball class early, securing a commitment from one of the D.C. area’s best guards in Romelo Trimble. Trimble announced Thursday his intentions to attend the University of Maryland, which coincidentally was also his mother’s birthday. In doing so, Trimble gives the Terrapins another quick-step, solid shooting combo guard to go along with Roddy Peters and Seth Allen.
Trimble hails from P.G. County and currently attends Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School (my alma mater), so his connections with the DMV area are well known. He was a third-team All-Met as a sophomore standout, averaging 21 points per game and dominating competition, and recruiters around the country pegged him as a four-star. Things got even better for Trimble this summer, when his vaunted D.C. Assault AAU team played exceptionally well this summer with him playing a major factor in their success.
Though the season is early, Trimble is already averaging 18 points per game for the O’Connell Knights. His scoring numbers are slightly down, but his impact is greater as he made the transition over the point guard this year and is handling the ball more often. Melo Trimble’s first step is extremely fast and hard to defend, which means the Terrapins are going to have a number of guards on the roster capable of dismantling a defense. Trimble also has a solid jump shot that he can utilize to keep defenses uneven. That’s not even mentioning his creativity factor, where he is more than able and willing to make crisp passes when necessary.
Trimble’s connection with Under Armour and Maryland’s Dalonte Hill (who is big on the AAU scene locally) went a long way to helping the Terrapins secure this kid. He is also very close with another one of Maryland’s incoming players, Roddy Peters of Suitland, Md., so that clearly played a part. Getting the 2014 recruiting class underway with a solid point guard/shooting guard means that the Terrapins have an even better pitch for talented wing players in the class.
Make sure to stay tuned in to our site as Michael Bohlin is going to be having an exclusive interview with Trimble coming later today. Be sure to give him a warm welcome on Twitter and show your love to the guy!
What do you guys think of the Trimble pick up?