Terps finish off ACU with 29-0 run
Dion Wiley, Romelo Trimble, Jared Nickens, and Trayvon Reed are now officially the newest members of the Maryland basketball program, the team said in a release issued Thursday evening.
The four comprise head coach Mark Turgeon's 2014 recruiting class, each member ranked as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com.
Below is a brief introduction to each player.
ROMELO TRIMBLE | POINT GUARD | ARLINGTON (VA)
Trimble is the highest-rated player in the group, according to Rivals.com. He had an impressive summer on the amateur circuit and moved up in Rivals.com's rankings as a result. He has an impressive shot from the outside and is wired to score.
“Romelo is a point guard with great vision who is equally adept as a passer and scorer," Turgeon said. "He excels in the pick-and-roll and was the first young man to commit to our program and played a pivotal role as we built this outstanding class. He is a winner on and off the court and we’re excited to have him at Maryland.”
DION WILEY | SHOOTING GUARD | POTOMAC (MD)
Wiley is considered one of the best shooters from the 2014 class and his signing marks a commitment by Turgeon to keep major talent at home. He is the first player to come to Maryland from the powerhouse Team Takeover AAU program and might be the first step toward a lasting talent pipeline in the future.
“When you ask coaches about Dion, they always share how loyal he is to his team and teammates," Turgeon said. "He is an outstanding young man who has a tremendous upside joining our program. His ability to knock down a jump shot also complements his great passing ability.”
JARED NICKENS | FORWARD | NORRISTOWN (PA)
Jake Layman and Evan Smotrycz are the shooters on Maryland's roster for this season, but Nickens will be able to slot into that role once he develops at the college level. He has good length, which will also help in Turgeon's different defensive schemes and on the press.
"Jared is a long wing player who is an outstanding shooter," Turgeon said. "He has a tremendous upside and a great feel for the game of basketball.”
TRAYVON REED | CENTER | SNELLVILLE (GA)
Reed is a legitimate seven-footer who can block shots and run the floor on the fast break. His offensive game still needs to develop, but Maryland has already made significant progress this year with a player who has a similar skill set, freshman Damonte Dodd.
The ceiling is high for Reed.
“Trayvon is a long athletic rim-protector and very skilled for his size. He is a willing passer with a big upside and a very bright future.”