Shortly after Melo Trimble made his first turnover in a recent exhibition game against San Francisco State, fifth-year senior Richaud Pack gave some encouragement to the freshman Maryland point guard.
"After the play, I told him to get it out of his head, and he said, 'I'm good to go,'" Pack recalled after the game, which Trimble finished with 19 points, five assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes. "You saw it. He was good after that. He's just a mature freshman."
What might seem like an oxymoron on other parts of a college campus has become the norm in college basketball. Freshmen such as Trimble, Maryland's first McDonald's All-American since