Melo Trimble to enter NBA Draft, won’t sign with an agent

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Melo Trimble has become the third Maryland Terrapin to enter his name into the NBA Draft, but unlike Diamond Stone and Robert Carter before him, the star point guard will not be signing with an agent.

“Melo will go through the draft process, which will provide him a stronger understanding of where he could potentially be selected,” coach Mark Turgeon said in a statement. “Melo has worked very hard and we will continue to support and guide him throughout this process.”

Trimble averaged 14.8 points and 4.9 assists this season, but his season was a disappointment as he lost his shooting touch during the second half of the year. He was also the face of a Maryland team that never seemed to live up to their potential. A preseason top three team, the Terps were a No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament and lost in the Sweet 16.

Prior to the season, Trimble was projected as a mid-to-late first round pick, but he’s fallen to a likely second round pick after his disappointing year. Trimble shot just 31.5 percent from three, but a nagging hamstring injury that he suffered in late-January may have played a role in that.