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With Melo Trimble gone, Maryland will pass the ball and spotlight around more

With Melo Trimble gone, Maryland will pass the ball and spotlight around more

On the same night junior guard Melo Trimble played what turned out to be his final game at Maryland, three of his freshman teammates stood in a quiet locker room at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., after a Round of 64 loss to Xavier in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

While Trimble talked at a corner stall about the 11-point loss and whether he would return for his senior year, the freshmen had a pretty good idea that the team’s leading scorer for each of his three seasons would be opting out to embark on his professional career.

Each of them — point guard Anthony Cowan Jr., wing Kevin Huerter and forward Justin Jackson — also had the notion that they would become the...

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