The NCAA enacted a sensible new rule for this year, which allows college basketball players until 10 days after the NBA Draft Combine to decide whether they'll stay in the draft or not -- unless they hire professional representation.
Melo Trimble didn't hire an agent, and his 10-day post-combine grace period ends on Tuesday. The Baltimore Sun's Don Markus reported on Monday that Trimble would wait until Wednesday to act on his basketball future. That's the final point when players need to make a decision to keep their NCAA eligibility intact or leave college basketball behind. (It's not been made entirely clear which exact time on Wednesday marks the deadline.)
Anyway, it's come down to this for the Terps' rising junior point guard. He had a draft workout with the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported, and now he's got a decision to make.
It's hard to say which way Trimble will go. He clearly has NBA dreams, but he hasn't been a pre-draft darling of the NBA's scouting community. Best wishes to Trimble as he tries to sort out what could be an exceptionally hard call.
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