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As Melo Trimble returns, Maryland basketball adds 4-star SF Justin Jackson

Good morning. It's the Maryland Minute for Thursday, May 26.

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Melo Trimble isn't going anywhere, at least not this year. The Maryland basketball team has its star point guard back in the fold for his junior season, and it seems like the Terps could have more good news coming soon.

(Update: They do.)

The Terps have been hard after Canadian small forward Justin Jackson for weeks now, having hosted the prospect in College Park at the end of last month. 247Sports basketball scouting director Jerry Meyer made a prediction of Jackson to Maryland on Wednesday night, right around the time word of Trimble's non-departure started to trickle out.

Maryland is now the overwhelming favorite for Jackson on 247's Crystal Ball, after the Terps had appeared to fall in recent weeks. Jackson also took a recent visit to Oregon, so there's serious competition from a team that just had a No. 1 seed year in the NCAA Tournament. But recruiting smoke usually means recruiting fire, and it's hard not to like Maryland's odds.

Jackson would be an enormous, late addition to the 2016 class for Maryland. From Findlayville Prep in Ontario, Jackson is rated the No. 83 player in the class and the No. 12 small forward.

If Maryland were to land him, he'd have a good chance to start alongside Trimble, forward L.G. Gill, center Damonte Dodd and whichever combination of four-star guards Mark Turgeon chooses.

There's a chance the Terps' roster comes together both quickly and beautifully.

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