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All-Big Ten selections: Maryland basketball's Melo Trimble, Dez Wells, Jake Layman named all-conference

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Maryland's three best players all received all-conference honors on Monday.

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Maryland basketball's Melo Trimble and Dez Wells each received first- and second-team All-Big Ten honors for the 2014-15 season on Monday, while Jake Layman was named to a third team.

Media selected Trimble to the conference's first team, while coaches selected him to the second team. For Wells, it was the reverse, with coaches dubbing him first-team all-conference and media placing him on the second team. The media also named Layman to their third team, while coaches gave Layman an honorable mention.

Trimble was also named to the conference's all-freshman team, along with fellow guards D'Angelo Russell (Ohio State), Bryant McIntosh (Northwestern) and James Blackmon Jr. (Indiana).

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky won the league's Player of the Year award.

Maryland finished the regular season 26-5 and set a program record for regular-season wins, with Trimble, Wells and Layman leading the way on the court and Turgeon on the sideline.

"You're never sure, no matter what happens the previous year. I knew in June that I had a good team, good pieces," Turgeon said in a conference call Monday evening. "To go 26-5, 14-4 probably wasn't expecting that. I did think we were an NCAA Tournament team. I thought it would be a lot more difficult for us to get in, but I thought we'd be an NCAA Tournament team."

Turgeon said he told Trimble, Wells and Layman individually about their awards earlier on Monday. The Terps didn't meet as a team on Monday, and they'll also take off Tuesday in advance of the weekend's Big Ten Tournament.

"It doesn’t surprise me the way it came out," Turgeon said. "It works out well for us because we get two first-teamers, which is great for us, great for our program, great for them."