Melo Trimble had a very successful career at Maryland over the past three years.
With his sights set on the NBA, Trimble is working out for several teams to showcase his skills. On Tuesday, the former Maryland star had a workout with the Washington Wizards along with Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. and George Washington guard Kethan Savage.
This was the third draft workout for Trimble. He had previously worked out for the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls in addition to Tuesday’s session with the Wizards.
“I would love to play for the local team, to represent where I’m from,” Trimble told the media after Tuesday’s workout. He also said that this was the toughest one that he has gone through thus far.
Trimble went up against Blackmon during Tuesday’s workout. It obviously provided quite a bit of insight for the Wizards since the duo had faced each other multiple times during their Big Ten days.
The Maryland guard went right at Blackmon during their workout, which isn’t surprising given Trimble’s history of driving to the basket and not being afraid of contact.
Trimble is also set to have a workout with the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. In addition, the former Terp is set to showcase his skills for the Houston Rockets.
The former four-star recruit is coming off his best season at the college level. Trimble averaged 16.8 points/3.7 assists/3.6 rebounds/1.1 steals and benefitted from freshman guard Anthony Cowan running the offense a large majority of the time.
Cowan’s ability to handle the basketball allowed Trimble to become more of an off-the-ball scorer for Mark Turgeon.
The Wizards have the No. 52 pick in the second round of next month’s draft. Trimble is certainly a player that makes a good amount of sense for them. As we wrote last month, he could be a solid backup to John Wall because of his ability to both score and distribute.
If Trimble is sitting there late in the second round, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if the local team scooped him up.