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Terps' Melo Trimble on watch list for national point guard award

Melo Trimble was one of two Big Ten point guards named to the Bob Cousy Award watch list.

Maryland junior Melo Trimble, who has been a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award in each of his first two seasons in College Park, has been named to the preseason watch list of 20 players for the award given to the nation’s top college point guard.

Trimble was one of only two Big Ten point guards named Monday, along with Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig.

Former Terp Seth Allen, whose transfer to Virginia Tech following his freshman season in College Park in 2013-14 was precipitated in part by Trimble’s impending arrival, was also named. Allen is now a senior for the Hokies.

Trimble was one of the preseason favorites last year, and remained in contention until a hamstring injury contributed to a fall in production and a prolonged shooting slump during the second half of his sophomore year.  

Trimble is trying to become the second Maryland point guard to win the honor, following Greivis Vasquez in 2010.

Here is his competiton on the watch list:

Jalen Adams, Connecticut
Maurice Watson Jr., Creighton
Jack Gibbs, Davidson
Frank Jackson, Duke
Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga
Monte Morris, Iowa State
Frank Mason, Kansas
De'Aaron Fox, Kentucky
Joel Berry II, North Carolina
Dennis Smith, North Carolina State
Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State
Lonzo Ball, UCLA
Jordan McLaughlin, USC
Jalen Brunson, Villanova
London Perrantes, Virginia
Seth Allen, Virginia Tech
Markelle Fultz, Washington
Brunson Koenig, Wisconsin
Edmund Sumner, Xavier

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