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MM 6.19: Former Terp star Melo Trimble leaves NBL for new contract

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

NBL Rd 19 - Melbourne v Illawarra Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images

Former Maryland men’s basketball guard Melo Trimble has left the NBL in Australia to sign a one-year deal with Spanish basketball club Montakit Fuenlabrada, according to Inside Maryland Sports.

Trimble reportedly has some interest from NBA teams, though he’s still waiting for on a multi-year deal. His new contract in Spain’s top league, Liga ACB, gives him the option to leave if he receives an NBA offer.

Last season, the former Terp led Melbourne United to the league semifinals, averaging 19.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He led the NBL in scoring the season prior while playing for Cairns Taipans.

He showed his capability to play with NBA talent when his squad faced the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers in games last year. Across those two games, Trimble averaged 21 points, six assists and 2.5 steals.

Now he’ll look to establish himself in one of the top international basketball leagues, still with his eye on joining an NBA squad.

In other news

Testudo Times would like to congratulate Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism Director George Solomon on a well-deserved retirement. He played an instrumental role in the development of everyone on our staff and will be greatly missed.

Maryland men’s basketball posted a throwback to Greivis Vasquez’s senior night performance.

Maryland football honored former Terp and current Green Bay Packer Darnell Savage.

Former Maryland men’s soccer player Maurice Edu gave some insight on his World Cup performance.

Who is looking forward to seeing Brindi Griffin return for another season?