Trimble making transition

Natural scoring guard Romelo Trimble is working to become more of a point guard this spring.

One of the top pure scorers in the 2014 class is Arlington (Va.) Bishop O'Connell standout Romelo Trimble. Trimble has been on the map as a scorer for a while, but now the 6-foot-2 guard is looking to make the transition to more of a distributor role.

"I have been playing shooting guard all my life, but I am seeing that I am not really growing, so I know it would be good to play the point guard position," Trimble explained. "If I do it now and get ready for it before college then I will be prepared and get more looks."

One thing helping Trimble is that he has a mentor within the DC Assault program showing him how to play the position.

"It is going good," said Trimble of the transition. "I am working real hard on my ball handling, passing, and decision making. We practice against the 17 and under team and Nate Britt. I just try to take after him."

Recruiting wise it is no surprise that things are starting to pickup for Trimble. With an impressive sophomore season under his belt combined with a strong start to the spring AAU circuit, Trimble is picking up more interest.

"It is going good with recruiting," said Trimble. "Rutgers, Massachusetts, Miami, and Villanova have been in touch recently."

Rutgers assistant coach David Cox has ties to the D.C. area, and he is trying to use those to recruit Trimble.

"They have told me they want me, and I think it is a good environment," said Trimble of the Scarlet Knights. "Jerome Seagears went there and likes it, so I think it could be a good fit."

Another school working hard is Villanova. The Wildcats are known for their guard play, and Trimble thinks he could fit in with what they like to do.

"I think I would fit in real well," said Trimble of Villanova. "Their guards are scorers who are given the freedom to score off the dribble. I think that fits my game."

For now Trimble is just evaluating all of his options and looking for a spot where he thinks he will fit in well.

"I am looking for a school where I can play and where the coaches treat their players well and employ a system that I would fit in well with," explained Trimble.

With him now showing some ability to play the point guard position, look for even more interest in Trimble going forward.

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