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Maryland basketball’s Melo Trimble, Brionna Jones, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough named to Wooden Award Midseason lists

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Three Maryland basketball players are on the men’s and women’s John R. Wooden Award Midseason lists, which were released Wednesday.

Melo Trimble made the 25-player list for the third straight year. The junior is averaging a team-high 17.9 points per game, along with 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists.

Remarkably, Trimble’s the only player to be on the list in each of the past two seasons, let alone three. Last year’s group had 14 seniors, nine underclassmen that left for the NBA, Trimble and Grayson Allen (whose numbers are down and who has gotten tripped up with some extracurricular stuff).

Jones and Walker-Kimbrough are repeat midseason candidates, as well. Jones leads the Terps with 19.2 points and 10.5 boards a game and just posted an absolutely preposterous 42-point, 14-rebound, 15-of-19 performance against Penn State. Walker-Kimbrough is known for filling up stat sheets herself, averaging 16.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists.

In other news

Maryland now has a two-game series with Virginia on tap for 2023 and 2024. I’d mark my calendar, but I don’t have one for either year and don’t know if they’re making them.

Sung-Min Kim shot some photos at the Maryland-Indiana game. They’re great, as always.

Our football season in review has reached the defensive backs, who were talented but injury-riddled in 2016.

Maryland football commit Tyran Hunt is enrolling early at the school, so he’ll be around for spring practice and won’t count against the scholarship limit.