Can Melo Trimble be more of an offensive threat as a junior?
Trimble has been the straw that stirs the drink over the last two seasons.
However, the Terps star guard wasn’t his usual self down the stretch last season. Trimble dealt with a nagging hamstring injury, which certainly could’ve had something to do with the fact that he shot 31.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Trimble really thrives on being able to get to the rim and draw contact. On the other hand, when he’s shooting the ball at a high clip, opposing teams usually don’t have an answer for him.
It’s going to be very interesting to see how Trimble is utilized with the guard depth that Maryland has. Dion Wiley missing last season really hurt Trimble because he was forced to be the primary ball-handler a large majority of the time.
Anthony Cowan looked comfortable running the show in Maryland’s exhibition game against Catawba College last Saturday. If he can be the point guard a decent chunk of the time, Trimble can be more effective as an off-the-ball scorer.
Trimble may be asked to carry more of the scoring load due to the Terps inexperience.