Trimble named ECAC Rookie of the Year

April 10, 2015 | WNST Staff


DANBURY, Conn. – Maryland freshman guard Melo Trimble was named the 2014-15 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rookie of the Year.

Trimble, in just his first year in a Terrapins’ jersey, led Maryland to a 28-7 record this season. The All-Big Ten First Team selection led Maryland in scoring, averaging 16.2 points per game.

Trimble was especially lethal from behind the three-point line and at the free-throw line, knocking down team-highs in both categories. His 207 makes at the charity stripe rank him third all-time in the Maryland single-season record books.

Senior Dez Wells was named to the third team after averaging 15.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Terps.

In addition to the ECAC and Big Ten honors, Trimble was named a Sporting News Second Team All-American and a USBWA Freshman All-American. Trimble was also named ECAC Rookie of the Week twice in his rookie campaign.

2014-15 ECAC Division I Men’s Basketball All-Star Team

ECAC Player of the Year

Frank Kaminsky, Senior, University of Wisconsin

ECAC Rookie of the Year

Melo Trimble, Freshman, University of Maryland

ECAC Coach of the Year

Bo Ryan, University of Wisconsin

First Team*

Frank Kaminsky, Senior, University of Wisconsin

Kris Dunn, Junior, Providence College

Melo Trimble, Freshman, University of Maryland

Rakeem Christmas, Senior, Syracuse University

Olivier Hanlan, Junior, Boston College

Ryan Boatright, Senior, University of Connecticut

Second Team*

Darrun Hilliard, Senior, Villanova University

David Laury, Senior, Iona College

Jameel Warney, Junior, Stony Brook University

La’Dontae Henton, Senior, Providence College

Marcus Thornton, Senior, College of William & Mary

Ryan Arcidiacono, Junior, Villanova University

Jalen Cannon, Senior, St. Francis Brooklyn

Third Team*

Dez Wells, Senior, University of Maryland

Juwan Staten, Senior, West Virginia University

Will Cummings, Senior, Temple University

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Junior, Georgetown University

Tim Kempton, Sophomore, Lehigh University

Justin Sears, Junior, Yale University

Damon Lynn, Sophomore, NJIT

*Additional players added due to ties