CSN Final Exam: Which 2014 recruit is most ready to contribute?

CSN Final Exam: Which 2014 recruit is most ready to contribute?
December 19, 2013, 3:00 pm
Share This Post

Williams talks Terps identity, Whittington transfer

(Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

As Maryland players take a week to complete their final exams, CSN is building its own final exam to evaluate the season so far, including the ups, the downs, and what might be ahead. It will be 10 questions, two each day from Monday to Friday. Think you can ace it?

Question 8: Of the four players in Maryland’s 2014 recruiting class, which one can make the most immediate impact next season?

a) Dion Wiley

b) Trayvon Reed

c) Romelo Trimble

d) Jared Nickens

CSN’s Answer: c) Romelo Trimble

Jared Nickens will take some time to develop before he becomes a solid contributor for Maryland. Trayvon Reed is a big man with an ultra-high ceiling, but he’ll need some seasoning before he becomes a big-time asset. Dion Wiley is at a crowded position in the backcourt, assuming Dez Wells stays and Nick Faust continues to develop into a go-to defender.

That leaves Trimble, who should be able to slot in the point guard rotation with Roddy Peters and Seth Allen and make an immediate impact. Peters is developing quickly as a distributor for Maryland and will only get better. For as good as he is at getting to the basket, though, he’s not a consistent threat from the outside.

Trimble, on the other hand, is an elite shooter who really improved on the summer circuit and has continued that success early in his senior year at Bishop O’Connell. Having Trimble, Wells, and Layman on the floor at the same time would give the Terrapins three legitimate three-point shooters, not to mention Evan Smotrycz at the power forward and Dion Wiley coming off the bench.

Turgeon built this team around shooters and Trimble, the first from the class to commit, is at the center of it.

We’ll see how the minutes shake out, as Seth Allen will be factored into the mix as well, but Trimble has all the tools to be important during his freshman season.

Miss the other questions on the exam? Catch up below:

Question 1: Who is Maryland's midseason MVP?

Question 2: Who should be the starting PG once Allen returns?

Question 3: What should Nick Faust’s role be?

Question 4: Should Charles Mitchell start?

Question 5: Should Jonathan Graham be getting more minutes?

Question 6: Will Maryland win any ACC games against Top 25 teams?

Question 7: Who takes the last shot for Maryland?

Other Maryland content:

[RELATED: Charles Mitchell, Shaq Cleare pacing each other's success]

[RELATED: Who is the dark horse for ACC Freshman of the Year?]

[RELATED: Why NBA scouts are intrigued by Jake Layman]

More Team Talk