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Melo Trimble signs new Australian league deal with Melbourne United

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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.

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.

NFL first-round draft pick Darnell Savage Jr. announced that he has officially signed with Under Armour.

And Maryland men’s soccer has its latest championship star up in its locker room.