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Trimble on hair debate vs. Georgetown's Smith-Rivera, Beckham

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Trimble on hair debate vs. Georgetown's Smith-Rivera, Beckham

Watch the full interview with Melo Trimble in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.

COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon was asked on Monday about the status of sophomore point guard Melo Trimble, who worked through some back issues in the team’s victory over Mount St. Mary’s last week.

He took the opportunity to affirm that he was healthy, then he got a playful jab in at his starting point guard.

“Yeah, he’s great,” Turgeon said, “except for his haircut.”

Trimble famously rocks a haircut that resembles the one sported by New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. -- shaved on the sides into a mohawk with the tips of the hair bleached.

“Odell Beckham started the haircut,” Trimble said on Monday, “but I think I kind of perfected it.”

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He claims that, as far as college players go, he was the first to wear the look. NBC 4’s Jason Pugh told Trimble on Monday that he had been told by Georgetown guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera -- who sported the same look last season -- that the senior had cut his hair before Tuesday’s game because he would be facing Trimble.

“I didn’t start this haircut, but as far as at the collegiate level I started this haircut,” he said with a smile. “I think it was only right for him to cut his because I had it first.”

Pugh followed up and asked if he believed he wore the style better than Smith-Rivera.

“I do wear it better than him.”

Maryland-Georgetown tips at 9 p.m. on Tuesday at XFINITY Center.

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.

Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.

Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.

With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders.  The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.

Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off.  Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them.  He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).

No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.

Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.

After today though, it may be hard to say no.

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!

Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.

But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!

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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.

He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.

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