Maryland Basketball: Early Look at the Depth Chart

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Jan 22, 2015; Bloomington, IN, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard Melo Trimble (2) drives to the basket against Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5) at Assembly Hall. Indiana defeats Maryland 89-70. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Starter: Melo Trimble

Melo Trimble was a highly touted four-star prospect coming out of high school, but somehow he still exceeded the expectations placed upon him. Trimble was named to the All-Big Ten First Team, after a season in which he averaged 16.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game as a freshman. When he decided to come back for his sophomore season, it wasn’t hard to conclude that Trimble has some unfinished business. Trimble will be one of the top players in the conference next year and the pressure will be on his shoulders to lead this team to the promised land.

 Backup: Jaylen Brantley

Brantley was rated a four-star recruit coming out of high school in 2013. Originally, he committed to Marshall, but never played a single minute due to academic reasons. He played his first actual season at a community college, but now he is ready for big-time college basketball.

Brantley is a true point guard, which is something that the Terps lacked off the bench last season, causing them plenty of trouble in the NCAA tournament. Now, Maryland has a guy they believe they can rely on when Trimble needs some rest.

Brantley’s pedigree speaks for itself, as he was the floor general on an AAU team that also featured Nerlens Noel, Michael Carter-Williams, Wayne Selden, and his new teammate Jake Layman.