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Maryland's Melo Trimble invited to Team USA training camp for Pan American games

The following is a Maryland press release.

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Rising sophomore Melo Trimble has accepted an invitation to take part in the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games Men's Basketball Team training camp, USA Basketball announced Monday. A total of 22 players will compete for 12 roster spots to represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. 

Trimble had a sensational freshman campaign for the Terps in 2014-15, posting a team-high 16.2 points per game, 106 assists and 44 steals while racking up First Team All-Big Ten honors. The Upper Marlboro, Md., product was also tabbed a Sporting News Second Team All-American and USBWA Freshman All-American while leading Maryland to a school-record 26 regular season victories in his rookie season in College Park.

"I am very humbled to have this opportunity," Trimble said. "I am looking forward to learning from an outstanding coaching staff and playing with so many talented players. This experience will be beneficial as I continue to work on my overall game."

Mark Few of Gonzaga University will serve as head coach of the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games Men's Basketball Team, and University of Colorado's Tad Boyle and longtime NBA coach Mike Brown were selected as assistant coaches. The training camp will also feature a trio of court coaches, including Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon, Jason Flanigan (Holmes Community College) and Ron Hunter (Georgia State).

"It's great to have Coach Turgeon out there with me," Trimble said. "I am happy that he will have chance to watch me play as I have put in a lot of hard work over the summer."

"This is a very well-deserving honor for Melo," Turgeon said. "I know he will work very hard and this will be a tremendous experience for him. Melo will also have the opportunity to play with and compete against an outstanding group of players."

The USA training camp will be held July 7-12 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the U.S. team will train July 13-16 at the Chicago Bulls practice facility.

The 2015 Pan American Games men's basketball competition will take place July 21-25 in Toronto, Canada.  The U.S. men have been placed into Group A and will play all three of its preliminary round games at 9 p.m. EDT, including Venezuela on July 21, Puerto Rico on July 22 and Brazil on July 23. Competing in Group B will be Argentina, Canada, Dominican Republic and Mexico.

2015 USA Basketball Men's Pan American Games Training Roster

NAME              POS     HGT     WGT     *AGE    TEAM/SCHOOL           HOMETOWN

Ron Baker               G             6-4           220          22            Wichita State University           Scott City, KS

Malcolm Brogdon    G             6-5           217          22            University of Virginia                Atlanta, GA

Bobby Brown           G             6-2           175          30            Dongguan Leopards (China)  Los Angeles, CA

Isaiah Cousins         G             6-4           192          21            University of Oklahoma            Mount Vernon, NY

Micah Downs           F              6-8           200          28            Avtodor Saratov (Russia)        Bothell, WA

Kellen Dunham        G             6-6           185          22            Butler University                     Pendleton, IN

Rico Gathers           F              6-8           275          21            Baylor University                     LaPlace, LA

Isaac Haas              C             7-2           297          19            Purdue University                    Hokes Bluff, AL

Nigel Hayes             F              6-8           235          20            University of Wisconsin            Toledo, OH             

Malcolm Hill             G             6-6           230          19            University of Illinois                  Fairview Heights, IL

Ryan Hollins            C             7-0           240          30              Sacramento Kings                   Pasadena, CA                     

Keith Langford         G             6-4           198          31            UNICS Kazan (Russia)           Fort Worth, TX

Shawn Long            F              6-9           245          22            University of Louisiana             Morgan City, LA

Monte' Morris          G             6-2           170          20            Iowa State University               Flint, MI

Taurean Prince       F              6-7           215          20            Baylor University                     San Antonio, TX

Anthony Randolph   F              6-11         225          26            Lokomotiv-Kuban (Russia)      Pasadena, CA

Joshua Scott            F              6-10         245          22            University of Colorado             Monument, CO

Kaleb Tarczewski    C             7-0           245          22            University of Arizona                Claremont, NH

Romelo Trimble       G             6-2           175          20            University of Maryland             Upper Marlboro, MD

Denzel Valentine     G             6-5           220          21            Michigan State University        Lansing, MI

Fred Van Vleet        G             6-0           195          21            Wichita State University           Rockford, IL

Damien Wilkins        F              6-6           225          35            Indios de Mayagüez                Orlando, FL

Head Coach: Mark Few, Gonzaga University

Assistant Coach: Tad Boyle, University of Colorado

Assistant Coach:  Mike Brown

Team Physician: Steve Foley, Samford Health

Athletic Trainer: Rawley Klingsmith, University of Colorado