SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Junior guard Melo Trimble has been named to the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award watch list, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday.
Trimble landed on the watch list for the third straight season. As a sophomore, he helped the Terrapins advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2003 en route to earning All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive season. The Upper Marlboro, Md., native has led the Terps in scoring in each of his first two seasons and averaged 14.8 points and 4.9 assists in a career-best 36 starts in 2015-16.
Trimble is one of only two players in Maryland history to record 500 points in each of their first two seasons joining former Naismith Player of the Year Joe Smith. In his first two seasons at Maryland, Trimble has led the Terps to a total of 55 wins and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.
By mid-February, the watch list of 20 players for the 2017 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award will be narrowed to just 10. In March, five finalists will be presented to Mr. Cousy and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The winner of the 2017 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, April 7, 2017. Broadcast information will be released at a later date.