The NBA Draft Combine began on Thursday and Melo Trimble opened up about his timeline for a decision regarding his draft status.
The sophomore guard spoke with the media and announced that he will hold off on his decision until the official deadline of May 25. If Trimble doesn’t get the amount of positive feedback that he’s looking for, he can return to College Park for his junior season.
Prior to the Combine, Trimble was labeled by many draft publications as an early second round pick. Trimble is one of several talented point guards that could be in this draft class along with Kris Dunn (Providence), Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame), Dejounte Murray (Washington), and Tyler Ulis (Kentucky).
Trimble has already met with the Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, and Philadelphia 76ers. The Maryland star will interview with the Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.
The former Bishop O’Connell (Va.) star should get plenty of feedback, which will make his decision that much easier. If he does return to school for another year, it would benefit Maryland in a big way.
Trimble participated in a five-on-five scrimmage on Thursday, but made just two of his eight field goal attempts for a grand total of five points and two assists. He also didn’t measure as well as some of his fellow draft prospects, so individual team workouts could be the deciding factor for Trimble.
Incoming freshman Anthony Cowan will likely be given the keys to run the offense if Trimble keeps his hat in the NBA Draft pool. The situation would be very similar to when Trimble came to College Park and has handed the starting point guard position after Seth Allen transferred.