Last we saw Melo Trimble, he was holding his head on the sidelines as Maryland basketball was eliminated by West Virginia in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Tonight, you can watch Trimble make his first on-court appearance for Team USA as it takes on Venezuela in its first game of the preliminary round of the Pan American games. Trimble is the youngest of the 12 players to make Mark Few's squad, beating out the likes of Wichita State's Fred VanVleet and Iowa State's Monte Morris. Team USA's roster includes seven college players and five older players who are looking to showcase their talents and grab the attention of any coaches who might be watching. Venezuela's roster does not have any players with NBA experience, but a few did play in college.
Former Maryland great Greivis Vasquez was thought to be playing for Venezuela, but his name is not on the team's final roster, so fans will be robbed of a matchup between two of the most successful point guards in recent Maryland history -- for now.
Rankings and records: Team USA holds the No. 1 spot in the FIBA rankings, while Venezuela sits at No. 27. These teams didn't play any exhibition games leading up to the tournament, so neither team has any statistics. In the only previous matchup between the two countries, America narrowly edged Venezuela by a score of 113 to 33.
Vegas: Team USA is favored by 15.5 points.
How to witness
Date, time and location: Monday July 21, 9:00 p.m. EDT, Ryerson Athletic Centre, Toronto.
Online streaming: WatchESPN