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5dDick Vitale

Duke, Kentucky lead Vitale's top 40

College basketball is just around the corner, and Dickie V has his eye on 40 of the country's best teams. Who comes after the Blue Devils and Wildcats?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

The 20 watch list candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard.

Melo Trimble going to play his game (1:28)

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Melo Trimble on whether we will see the freshman Melo or the sophomore Melo this year.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

After a dazzling freshman year, Melo Trimble said he was humbled by the NBA's apparent lack of interest in his skills during his spring waters-testing period. But he's also taking inspiration from the 2015-16 season's top two players, both of whom were seniors. "You look at Buddy Hield, you look at Denzel [Valentine], and they had great college careers," Trimble said. "Everybody talks about being too old [to be drafted based on potential] -- but they were both lottery picks."

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Trimble made smart choice to return

Melo Trimble has an opportunity to lead a retooled Maryland squad back to the NCAA tournament, notes Andy Katz. If he does, he'll improve his NBA draft stock. Katz: Season preview

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Trimble makes All-Rolls Royce team

Maryland brings in two ESPN 100 recruits, but they're not eligible for Dick Vitale's "solid gold" team. Melo Trimble (14.8 PPG as a sophomore) is named among the nation's top returning players. All-Rolls Roycers

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17dEamonn Brennan

No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Top 25 in college hoops

College basketball season is about a month away. So it's no longer "too early" to determine the best of the best. Argue all you want about Nos. 2-24, but No. 1 remains a no-brainer: Hello, Duke.

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Maryland needs big season from Trimble

After a sophomore slump, Melo Trimble will be one of the most motivated upperclassmen this season. The Terrapins lost their other four starters and will depend greatly on the talented junior. Most important players

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33dJeff Borzello

The best recruiter for each top-25 team

To be a top 25 team, you need to get players. To get players, you have to have recruiters who can close the deal. That's why it helps teams in the top 25 to have these guys on staff.

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34dDana O'Neil

Which non-freshmen could steal the hoops show?

Freshmen offer promise for the future but rarely bring home college hoops' top honors. So which non-freshmen are likely to be among the country's best?

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59dJohn Gasaway

Grayson Allen heads group of college basketball's best

College basketball isn't that far off. Really, it isn't. A Duke player still leads our updated rundown of the best players in the land, but it isn't the same one as in April.

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61dESPN.com staff

Kourtney Kardashian and other notable top-25 alumni

Everyone knows where NBA stars went to school, but what about non-basketball alumni? From Burt Reynolds to Bing Crosby, we looked at a noteworthy person from each top-25 team's school.

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.7
Rebounds Per Game31.0
Assists Per Game9.0
Points Allowed71.0Tied-54th

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Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record41-25
Championship Seasons2002
Tournament Appearances26