Melo Trimble won't make decision on draft until Wednesday's deadline

Maryland guard Melo Trimble (2) during the first half in College Park on Feb. 6, 2016.
Maryland guard Melo Trimble (2) during the first half in College Park on Feb. 6, 2016. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Maryland point guard Melo Trimble won't decide until Wednesday's deadline whether to return to College Park for his junior year or remain in the NBA draft, his mother said Monday.

Asked via text message whether the 6-3 sophomore will continue with his previously scheduled workouts – including one in Philadelphia on Wednesday – Kim Trimble responded, "Yes."


Trimble has been projected to be everything from a late first-round draft pick to going undrafted in recent mock drafts, though most of them have him as a mid- to late second round selection.

Trimble has reportedly worked out for the Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and San Antonio Spurs and had a workout for the Indiana Pacers canceled last week. Trimble was also scheduled to work out with the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.

"[The NBA workouts] give me a chance to know where I'm at," Trimble told Bucks.com. after his workout in Milwaukee. "I didn't have the second half [of the season] that I wanted. At the beginning of the year, I was really good and I dropped a little bit. Just to put my name in the draft and see if I'm ready for the next level and if I'm not, I'll go back."

Though he has been busy with the individual workouts, as well as the recent NBA Combine in Chicago, Trimble has also tried to keep up with his academic responsibilities back in College Park.

An athletic department spokesman confirmed last week that Trimble was on campus taking a final exam last Tuesday before flying to Milwaukee and San Antonio for workouts.

Trimble was in good academic standing at the end of his sophomore season, when he was one of 10 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, which requires its candidates to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average.

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