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RECRUITMENT COMING INTO FOCUS FOR ROMELO TRIMBLE
By Ron Bailey
As a Class of 2014 guard, Romelo Trimble is starting to seriously scrutinize possible future college homes, as they are he. Trimble, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound performer with DC Assault on the circuit and Bishop O’Connell in high school, is positioning himself to indeed by highly recruited.
Per Trimble, during a recent DC Assault workout, he established the list of colleges having offered a scholarship as “Maryland, Rutgers, Villanova, Miami, UNLV, George Mason, Cincinnati and Notre Dame.” He later added a number of schools, like Georgetown have expressed interest, but to date have not offered.
In terms of being recruited, Trimble values straight forwardness, saying “All schools have to be honest with me.” Also important are “going somewhere I’m going to get my chance to play,” as well as “Hopefully developing and get into the NBA.”
Trimble, who has played high level travel team ball for years, indicated “I will make my decision at the end of this AAU season.”
Trimble recently took in the Midnight Madness festivities at the University of Maryland and reportedly enjoyed his time around the Terrapin program.
Recruiters and observers can expect to see a guard that is proving himself capable of playing the point guard. Though he might not be a pure point at this juncture, Trimble does have good passing instincts, and willingness to dime.
On being a lead guard, Romelo, also known as ‘Melo’ noted “My dribbling is getting better. Last year was my first year playing point guard.” He enjoys the utilization, saying “I like controlling the game.”
During the DCA workout, he did just that, in full court and half court situations. It’s clear his development path towards being a true point guard is fully afoot.
There is no doubt regarding Trimble’s shooting prowess; in this writer’s estimation, he is the best all around shooter in the District-Maryland-Virginia area, being able to hit three-pointers as well as stop and pop mid-rangers, including tough runners. Trimble’s release is quick, and he has the strength to get off shots through contact. Given Melo’s young age, all of that should continue improving.
As that happens, and he improves his lead guard skill set, more than seven offers will come streaming in. Things are starting to really come together for Trimble.
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