Maryland basketball signee Romelo Trimble has been selected to participate in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game, the game’s selection committee announced Wednesday afternoon.
The game is set to be played April 2 at United Center in Chicago.
Trimble becomes the first Maryland signee to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game since Mike Jones was selected to receive the honor in 2003.
Jones would go on to play four seasons in College Park and average 9.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game over the course of his career.
Trimble is Maryland’s highest-rated signee from its four-man 2014 recruiting class, ranked No. 36 nationally by Rivals.com.
Over the summer, Trimble had a noteworthy run with local powerhouse D.C. Assault on the amateur circuit and that success has continued during his senior season at Bishop O’Connell (Va.).
Maryland is in need of consistent play at the point guard position, part of the reason that the Terrapins have struggled this season. Were Trimble to have been eligible to play in 2013-14, there’s a strong possibility that he could have been the team’s starting point guard.
At 6-3, 180 pounds, he has good size for a high-major point guard. He is quick off the dribble and able to absorb contact around the rim. He is a talented shooter from the perimeter, as well, making it difficult for defenses to either cheat out toward the three-point line or lay off of him and focus solely on guarding his dribble penetration.
He joins Dion Wiley, Jared Nickens, and Trayvon Reed in head coach Mark Turgeon’s 2014 recruiting class.