Melo Trimble and Justin Jackson have finished up at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, which spanned all of last week. Trimble is done playing for Maryland basketball, as he signed an agent when he declared in March, but Jackson’s future should be clear before long.
It’s tough to definitively evaluate their performances, but the consensus seems to be that while Trimble struggled in scrimmages, Jackson quietly did well for himself. There’s probably a better chance of him leaving now than there was at this time last week, although we can’t really pin down those odds.
Also some love from scouts for Maryland's Justin Jackson. Freak physically (+9.75 wing), 11 pts, 5 steals, 3 blocks today. 1st round sleeer— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 12, 2017
That was Jackson’s second 5-on-5 showing of the combine; in his first, he had five points and four boards. Trimble went 0-for-5 with five turnovers in the combine’s first scrimmage, but bounced back to notch 12 points and six assists in his second outing.
Here is everything that NBA.com had on the combine, with Maryland numbers here.
|Height w/o Shoes||6--1.25||6--5.75|
|Height w/ Shoes||6--2.5||6--7|
|Lane Agility Time||10.75||11.78|
|NBA Break Left||60.0||20.0|
|NBA Break Right||20.0||40.0|
|NBA Corner Left||60.0||80.0|
|NBA Corner Right||80.0||80.0|
|NBA Top Key||60.0||60.0|
|College Break Left||100.0||83.3|
|College Break Right||80.0||80.0|
|College Corner Left||80.0||100.0|
|College Corner Right||100.0||80.0|
|College Top Key||40.0||40.0|
|Off Dribble College Break Left||66.7|
|Off Dribble College Break Right||66.7|
|Off Dribble College Top Key||66.7|
|Off Dribble 15 Break Left||83.3|
|Off Dribble 15 Break Right||66.7|
|Off Dribble 15 Top Key||50.0|
|On the Move College 3||66.7|
|On the Move 15||63.9|
And here’s them talking to various outlets:
Toronto native Justin Jackson calls it an honour to represent Canada at the NBA Draft Combine pic.twitter.com/OCx1YeWOy3— NBA Canada (@NBACanada) May 11, 2017
And if you’re one who enjoys cryptic tweets...
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