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Shooting coach and trainer Joe Abunassar discusses working with Maryland's Melo Trimble

Shooting coach and trainer Joe Abunassar discusses working with Maryland's Melo Trimble

From the day Melo Trimble showed up at his Impact Basketball training facility in Las Vegas, Joe Abunassar’s job was twofold: restoring the former Maryland guard’s consistency with his outside shot, along with the confidence he had taking it.

Given what transpired over the next two months — minus the days Trimble was in Chicago at the NBA draft combine as well as going through private workouts with nine teams — Abunassar said he believes he was successful in reaching both goals.

“We did a lot of repetition with him, in getting his shot into one motion,” Abunassar said by telephone Wednesday. “When you’re out here, it’s basically a full-time job. We were able to get in a...