Trimble leads D.C. Assault to Fab 48 title

Trimble leads D.C. Assault to Fab 48 title
July 28, 2013, 7:15 pm
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In his final event ever on the AAU circuit, future Maryland guard Romelo Trimble led D.C. Assault to the 17U title at the Fab 48 tournament in Las Vegas with a 60-56 win over Deron Williams Elite in the championship game on Sunday afternoon.

He scored 22 points to help seal the victory.

Trimble and Maryland target Chinanu Onuaku take home their second straight tournament championship in as many weekends, having just won the Under Armour Summer Jam in Milwaukee last week. The summer now ends with Assault having reached the 17U final of every tournament they entered this AAU season.

The strong showing in Vegas caps off what has been a massive spring and summer on the amateur circuit for Trimble. Since committing to Maryland in December, his stock has continued to rise and some are now debating whether he's worthy of a five-star recruiting rating.

After starring alongside Onuaku and fellow Maryland commit Dion Wiley in the spring at NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, the July live period treated Trimble well.

At the Reebok Breakout Classic, he was named to the event's All-Star Game while playing in front of future head coach Mark Turgeon. He then dominated at Summer Jam, scoring more than 20 points per game and taking home the tournament's MVP trophy.

As a scoring point guard who could also play away from the ball, Trimble has a chance to make an immediate impact in College Park.

He, Wiley, and 2014 commit Jared Nickens are all players capable of stretching the floor and should be able to mesh well with Roddy Peters, Nick Faust, Dez Wells and others likely on the roster when they step foot on campus.

Maryland is looking to add one more player from the Class of 2014 and it appears that it will likely be a frontcourt player. The Terps have zeroed in on Onuaku, Trayvon Reed of Georgia, and Goodluck Okonoboh of Massachusetts.