Junior forward Jake Layman and freshman point guard Melo Trimble will both go through the pre-NBA draft evaluation process before making a decision about whether to return to Maryland next season, according to Roman Stubbs of the Washington Post and Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun.
Trimble, who helped spark Maryland to one of their best seasons in years, led the team in points (16.2 ppg), assists (3 apg) and steals (1.3 spg). Trimble also earned first and second team All-Big Ten honors and third team All-American honors. He broke Maryland's freshman record for three-pointers made in a season, and was one of the best players in the country at getting to and making shots from the free throw line.
According to the Washington Post's Mark Giannotto, Trimble plans on returning unless he's told he'll be a lottery pick. It seems highly unlikely Trimble would be selected that high in this year's draft, but he'll find out for sure after going through the pre-draft process and evaluation.
Jake Layman once again made significant strides in his game, showing a new ability and willingness to get to the rim and attack the basket, earning third-team All-Big Ten honors in the process. Layman led Maryland in rebounds last season with 5.8 rpg and finishing 3rd on the team with 12.6 ppg.
If both Layman and Trimble return to Maryland next season and with the recent commitment of 5-star center Diamond Stone, the Terps will likely be a preseason top-10 team, considered the favorite to win the Big Ten title, and a strong Final Four contender.