In this week's recruiting roundup, Melo Trimble gives Maryland basketball fans 47 reasons to have hope for the future.
-- An apparent issue with credits reportedly has delayed Class of 2014 offensive tackle signee Larry Mazyck's enrollment until the summer semsester.
-- A batch of new offers to pro-style quarterbacks went out recently: to Nick Johns (D.C.), Brady White (Calif.), Josh Rosen (Calif.) and Zach Gentry (N.M.). All are considered four-star prospects or better.
-- After a 27-point, 12-rebound, eight assist game in a 73-66 win Friday against nationally ranked Paul VI (Va.), Class of 2014 signee Melo Trimble scored a school-record 47 points, 21 of them free throws, in a 69-68 win Sunday.
-- Class of 2014 signee Jared Nickens had 18 points in a 65-39 win as Westtown (Pa.) won its league title Tuesday. Said his coach: “Jared has grown from being a really talented shooter to a really complete player that helps you win games. A shooter can get you in and out of games; a complete player helps you win games. Jared’s ball handling, passing, defense, rebounding, communication have all gotten to a point where he helps us win championships. … Without Jared, we don’t win this championship.”
-- Class of 2015 center target Georgios Papagiannis, a teammate of Nickens' at Westtown, had 16 points, 16 rebounds and nine blocked shots. "Serious recruiting interest" is coming from Maryland, La Salle, Pittsburgh and Temple. Papagiannis could also leave for his native Greece upon graduation, then enter the NBA draft after a year of professional basketball.