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Maryland's Melo Trimble declares for NBA draft, signs with agent

Maryland's Melo Trimble declares for NBA draft, signs with agent

Two years after he considered putting his name into the NBA draft following a breakout freshman season at Maryland, and one year after returning to College Park following a disappointing performance at the NBA combine, Melo Trimble is leaving for good, the school announced Wednesday.

Trimble told Maryland coach Mark Turgeon at a meeting this week that he will file for early NBA draft eligibility for a second straight year. Unlike last year, Trimble will sign with the Neustadt Group, a Rockville-based sports management company, and be represented by Michael Kneisley.

The firm represents a number of NBA players, including Phoenix Suns rookie Dragan Bender, the No. 4 pick in last...

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