Terps commits Wiley, Trimble to play in Elite 24

Terps commits Wiley, Trimble to play in Elite 24
August 10, 2013, 10:45 am
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They're on track to be teammates in College Park beginning this time next year, but they'll first have a chance to play together in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Romelo Trimble and Dion Wiley, both committed to head coach Mark Turgeon and Maryland from the Class of 2014, have been selected to compete in the Under Armour Elite 24 game in New York City on Aug. 24.

"Melo actually told me about it because he found out in advance," Wiley told CSN on Saturday. "We didn't really talk a lot about the situation but we talked about how it was cool we both made it."

Elite 24 has historically aggregated the nation's best talent for the end-of-the-summer all-star game, featuring in the past a host of current NBA players including Brandon Jennings, Bradley Beal, and Kyrie Irving.

Over the course of the summer, it seemed like every weekend there was new Romelo Trimble news. 

One week it was an all-star performance at the Reebok Breakout Classic. The next it was a championship with D.C. Assault at the Under Armour Summer Jam in Milwaukee. He then capped it off with a Fab 48 title in Las Vegas.

Similarly, there were bright spots during Wiley's summer, including a hot shooting performance at Nike Peach Jam and a solid outing in the Nike Global Challenge in Washington, D.C.

"I've seen Andrew Wiggins and all of them play in it on TV," Wiley said of Elite 24. "I think it's great. I'm not too familiar with the area, but I'm just glad to closer to home."

Both Trimble and Wiley, along with fellow 2014 commit Jared Nickens, give Turgeon three-point options on the perimeter. The lack of outside shooting was a major concern for Maryland last season.

By adding three legitimate shooters, Maryland is now focusing its energy on adding interior depth, though the option to add another wing is still available in the 2014 class.

The Under Armour Elite 24 game will take place Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU.

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