It's hard to believe that the last time Maryland had a men's player in the McDonalds All-American game was over 10 years ago, when Mike Jones (who?) participated in the event in 2003. That streak will finally end on April 2nd, when Romelo Trimble, a 6-2 point guard out of Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, VA, will participate in the game as a future Maryland player.
Trimble also participate in the three point shooting contest on Monday, but didn't win or place among the top three in the event. But most people will be interested to see how Trimble does as a point guard, as most expect him to be the eventual starting point guard for a Maryland team that struggled at the position over the past several seasons. But Trimble is also a legit scoring threat, so be sure to keep an eye on the various ways he can score.
Trimble will be playing on the same team with two players he'll be facing off against in the B1G next season; guards James Blackmon Jr. (Indiana) and D'Angelo Russell (Ohio State). Here's a complete breakdown of the East's roster.
Here's the full roster for the East team:
No. Name Pos Hgt Wgt High School (Hometown) College
11 Cliff Alexander F/C 6-9 235 Curie Metro High School (Chicago, IL) Kansas
24 James Blackmon Jr. G 6-4 180 Marion High School (Marion, IN) Indiana
44 Justin Jackson G/F 6-8 200 Homeschool Christian (Tomball, TX) North Carolina
21 Tyus Jones G 6-1 180 Apple Valley High School (Apple Valley, MN) Duke
5 Kevon Looney F 6-9 210 Milwaukee Hamilton High School (Milwaukee, WI) UCLA
1 Theo Pinson G/F 6-6 190 Wesleyan Christian Academy (Greensboro, NC) North Carolina
3 D’Angelo Russell G 6-5 190 Montverde Academy (Louisville, KY) Ohio State
32 Karl-Anthony Towns F/C 7-0 250 St. Joseph High School (Piscataway, NJ) Kentucky
2 Melo Trimble G 6-3 190 Bishop O’Connell High School (Upper Marlboro) Maryland
35 Myles Turner F/C 7-0 230 Trinity High School (Bedford, TX) Undecided
15 Isaiah Whitehead G 6-4 200 Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, NY) Seton Hall
20 Justise Winslow G 6-6 220 Saint John’s High School (Houston, TX) Duke
How to witness
Date, time and location: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 9:30 p.m ET. United Center, Chicago, IL.
Online Streaming: WatchESPN