Maryland sophomore guard Melo Trimble was among the players included in the Wooden Award's midseason top 25, announced Wednesday evening on ESPNU. Trimble, who joined fellow Terp Jake Layman on the preseason top 50 list, was one of four Big Ten players included on the list. Trimble also made the midseason top 25 list last season, but didn't make it to the top 20 list announced a few weeks later.
The John R. Wooden Award is presented "annually to the outstanding collegiate basketball Player of the Year." No Maryland player has ever won the award in either men's or women's basketball.
Caris LeVert (Michigan), Jarrod Uthoff (Iowa) and Denzel Valentine (Michigan State) were the others Big Ten conference players who were included in the midseason list.
So far this season, Trimble has averaged 14.1 points per game, 5.5 assists per game, 2.5 rebounds per game and 1.4 steals per game. Trimble also has a 2.9 win share, an estimate of the number of wins contributed by a player during the season. Melo currently ranks 6th among Big Ten players in that category.