Gary Williams on Maryland, Georgetown and GW
The annual list of McDonald's All-American Game nominees has been released and three future Maryland Terrapins are on it. Romelo Trimble of Bishop O'Connell (Va.), Dion Wiley of Potomac (Md.), and Trayvon Reed of Life Center (NJ) were among the hundreds of boys and girls nominated across the country.
Keep in mind that this is not a final list. The list will be pared down significantly until two full teams are formed for both the boys and the girls game.
Trimble, the highest-rated player of the group by Rivals.com, was also the first player to commit to head coach Mark Turgeon and the Terrapins in Dec. 2012. He exploded on the summer circuit this year for local powerhouse D.C. Assault and is the most likely of these three to get a McDonald's invite, if a future Terrapin were to get one.
Wiley is a dead-eye shooter and another local product who cracks Rivals.com's Top 50 overall prospects. He has been hampered by injury during his senior season at Potomac, but is a big guard who pushes forward coach Mark Turgeon's agenda to have three-point shooters on the floor at all times.
Reed is the defensive centerpiece of the future for Maryland, a legit seven-footer who has a limited offensive game for now but a player who the coaching staff hopes will become a rim protector and post option over the course of his career.
Other local prospects were also nominated for the game, including former Maryland targets Chinanu Onuaku of Riverdale Baptist (Md.) who is now committed to Louisville and Dwayne Morgan of St. Frances (Md.) who is now committed to UNLV.
To see the full list of nominees, click here.