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
Rico Gathers F 6-8 275 21 Baylor University
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
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