The Washington Post

Video: Terps signees Dion Wiley, Melo Trimble square off

(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Dion Wiley and Melo Trimble comprise one-half of Coach Mark Turgeon’s heralded class of 2014, which currently ranks 10th nationally by Both are four-star recruits. Both are ranked among the country’s top 50 players by ESPN. And both will share the court on Saturday at Wise during the DMV Tip-Off Classic, in the nightcap starting at 7:30 p.m.

This summer, Wiley and Trimble squared off for the first time during the Under Armour Elite-24 all-star game in Brooklyn, though this matchup contains slightly higher stakes between the two players named preseason All-Met by this here publication. Both signed their letters of intent in mid-November, officially inking their futures to the Maryland men’s basketball team.

O’Connell enters at 3-3 overall and 3-0 in the WCAC, having rebounded from three straight losses in Utah at the Great Western Shootout. During those three victories, Trimble is averaging 24.7 points per game, according to our AllMetSports database.

Potomac, meanwhile, boasts a 3-1 record (3-0 conference) and Wiley is averaging 20.8 points per game. The Wolverines most recently fell to St. John’s, a game in which Wiley scored “10 inconsequential points” off the bench, because he missed shootaround.

Colleague B.J. Koubaroulis has the video preview of this matchup of future Terrapins.

Host B.J. Koubaroulis previews the match up between No. 5 Potomac and No. 10 Bishop O'Connell. (Sarah Parnass/Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Making family dinnertime happen
Deaf banjo player teaches thousands
New limbs for Pakistani soldiers
Play Videos
A veteran finds healing on a dog sled
Learn to make this twice-baked cookie
How to prevent 'e-barrassment'
Play Videos
Syrian refugee: 'I’m committed to the power of music'
The art of tortilla-making
Michael Bolton's cinematic serenade to Detroit
Play Videos
Circus nuns: These sisters are no act
5 ways to raise girls to be leaders
Cool off with sno-balls, a New Orleans treat
Next Story
Alex Prewitt · December 19, 2013