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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.”
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.