Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 71
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Gifted scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter from all over the floor
Very good free throw shooter
Tremendous free throw generator
Prolific scorer that can rack up points at will
Decent defensive player
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Tends to hold the ball for prolonged stretches
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can have lapses defensively
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
Melo Trimble is an athletic, score-first combo guard that can really score the basketball.
He excels at scoring on strong, aggressive drives to the basket, and he can make pull-up threes to space the floor for his team. Not only is he a very good scorer off the dribble, but he will also draw tons of fouls upon opposing defenses.
Trimble may also be a fairly good playmaker. He is a patient player that will keep his dribble, and he will find open teammates to get a collection of assists.
But sometimes, he can hold the basketball for too long, which can cause the offense to stagnate. On occasion, he would not push the ball up the floor, as there were times where he would slow the game to a grinding halt. Also, he can play too recklessly, which can lead to turnovers.
Also, he may be a decent defensive player. Trimble has good hands, as he can quickly jump passes to obtain steals. However, he also may give his man too much space to allow opponents to score on long range jumpers.
With his skill set, Melo Trimble could potentially be a second round pick in 2017. He is a very athletic, attack minded combo guard that can shoot, score, and handle the basketball.
But, he will need to show that he can consistently get his teammates involved on offense and show that he can run the point. If he can, he could end up being a good player in the NBA.
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