Former Maryland basketball star Melo Trimble is staying in the Australian National Basketball League for another year, but with a new team.
Trimble signed a one-year contract last week with Melbourne United, who finished second in the league last season. He averaged a league-high 22.5 points along with 4.6 assists per game last season, but was with the worst team in the league, Cairns Taipans.
Congrats @_STAYMELO on signing a new deal with @MelbUnitedHQ!#ProTerps pic.twitter.com/14cJpyaKCN— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) April 30, 2019
He’ll quickly fit into United’s starting rotation, as point guard Casper Ware Jr. recently left to sign a contact with the Sydney Kings. And though his contract specifics haven’t been announced publicly, it looks like Trimble will be getting a raise as well.
Playing for a better team could help Trimble get more of the visibility he needs to make his NBA dreams a reality. He’s currently playing in Puerto Rico in the offseason with the Piratas de Quebradillas, averaging 17.8 points and 6.3 assists.
In other news
Three Maryland lacrosse players received All-Big Ten selections on Tuesday. Defender Curtis Corley and attacker Jared Bernhardt were named to the first team, while attacker Logan Wisnauskas got second-team honors.
Maryland women's lacrosse midfielder Erica Evans was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Evans had six goals and an assist in a 19-12 win over Johns Hopkins on Saturday.
Maryland softball’s Amanda Brashear made the NCAA softball top five plays of the week on Tuesday with this catch against Nebraska.
#NCAASoftball Plays of the Week— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) April 30, 2019
5⃣ | Robbery alert @TerpsSoftball pic.twitter.com/1A1kcwrpxI
NFL first-round draft pick Darnell Savage Jr. announced that he has officially signed with Under Armour.
Excited to announce my partnership with @UAFootball .. Extremely happy to be a part of the #UA Family pic.twitter.com/mCjLlaxY3f— Darnell Savage Jr. (@darnellsavage_) April 30, 2019
And Maryland men’s soccer has its latest championship star up in its locker room.
New addition to the locker room— Maryland Soccer (@MarylandMSoccer) April 30, 2019