Taipans announce import point guard Melo Trimble
Melo Trimble signed.
The CQUniversity Cairns Taipans have acquired the slick services of MELO TRIMBLE, signing the young American guard as the 10th player on their 2018-19 roster.Full announcement
Trimble joins the Taipans following an impressive campaign in the G-League, and was recently scouted by Head Coach Mike Kelly at the 2018 NBA Summer League.
"I went over there with a blueprint of the type of player that I liked, and Melo was one that I definitely wanted to look at. I followed him during his college career and he just had a great year in the G-League," explained Kelly.
“I also really liked what I saw when I watched him play in Vegas, and I knew we were up against other teams to get him. But, we got to meet him and his agent and I'm really happy this has become a reality for our club.”
Trimble was signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves last year, before he became an affiliate player for their G-League side, the Iowa Wolves. In the 2017-18 season, he played 48 games and averaged 16.1 points, 5.4 assists and 3.5 rebounds.