Melo Trimble has been the face of the Maryland basketball program since he arrived on campus.
Now the Terrapin star is being featured in a parody video of Adele’s “Hello.” The compilation debuted on the basketball program’s official social media accounts on Monday.
The song was performed by Maryland alum Jami Eisenstat, who graduated in 2009.
The video begins with everybody’s favorite walk-on Andrew Terrell mouthing the phrase “Melo, can you hear me?” It then transitions into several highlights from Trimble’s decorated Maryland career.
As many are well aware, one of the famous lines from Adele’s chart-topping hit says “Hello from the other side. I must have called a thousand times.” In the Trimble version, the lyrics are “Melo from the free throw line. You must have scored a thousand times.”
Trimble just passed the 1,500-point plateau in last Tuesday’s game against Penn State.
The verse is finished off in eloquent fashion.
“And we told you that we love you for everything that you’ve done. But we’re not finished. Let’s go, make another run. Melo from the outside. Game winners on the dribble drive.”
Among the images during the video were Trimble’s game-winning three against Wisconsin last season and his ankle-breaking crossover at the expense of Michigan State as a freshman (“Tell them you’re sorry for the ankles you broke”).
Trimble is currently averaging 16.6 points to go along with 3.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds. His 16.6 points are good for sixth in the Big Ten.
The Maryland star is also still in the running for the Naismith and Wooden Awards as the season enters the final month.
It’s pretty easy to say that nearly every Maryland fan is really going to enjoy this parody. It also puts into perspective just how important Trimble has been over these last three seasons.