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Terps' Melo Trimble makes U.S. Pan American men's basketball team

Melo Trimble named to U.S. team heading to Canada for Pan American Games.

Maryland point guard Melo Trimble was named Sunday to the 12-man team that will represent the Uited States in the upcoming Pan American Games later this month in Canada.

The 20-year-old Trimble, who will be a sophomore in College Park next season, was the youngest player taken by Gonzaga coach Mark Few. The team is made up of current college players and pros.

Trimble, who was a first-team all-Big Ten selection by the media after leading the Terps in scoring (16.2) as a freshman, beat out more experienced college point guards, including Fred VanVleet of Wichita State.

The most interesting matchup for Trimble in the preliminary rounds will come in the opening game on July 21 when the U.S. faces Venezuela, led by former Terp star Greivis Vasquez.

The U.S. team will spend four days training this week at the Chicago Bulls facility before heading to Canada.

Maryland will resume summer workouts this week without Trimble, but will have freshman center Diamond Stone available for the first time.

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