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Maryland basketball’s Melo Trimble named Big Ten Player of the Week

The Terps’ star gets some recognition after a stellar week.

NCAA Basketball: Maryland at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

After scoring a combined 59 points against Northwestern and Wisconsin, Maryland basketball’s Melo Trimble has been named Big Ten Player of the Week.

Trimble had a career-high 32 points in a win against Northwestern, and was Maryland’s only consistent scoring threat in a loss to Wisconsin. After a brief slump, he appears to be rounding into form at the right time.

This is Trimble’s fourth Big Ten Player of the Week honor, and his second this season. He’s averaging a team-high and career-high 17.6 points per game, leads the team with 45 percent shooting and is second on the Terps with 3.5 assists per game. His 3.7 win shares is also best on the team.

Trimble, a junior, has had to lead the way for a team that starts three freshmen. He’s facing a big decision on whether or not to leave for the NBA after the season, and this run of excellent games will only help his stock with scouts.

Maryland plays Minnesota on Wednesday and Iowa on Sunday, and travels to Rutgers next week before ending its season at home against Michigan State on March 5.