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2012 NBA Draft: Fab Melo
TeamBoston (from LAC)
Round 1
Selection 22
Position Center
School Syracuse
Year SO
Height 7-0
Weight 255
High School Sagemont
Hometown Weston, Florida
2012; Selected by Boston in 1st round (22nd overall) of the NBA Draft...2013: Traded to Memphis with cash considerations for Donte Greene, Aug. 15th.

Named the 2012 Big East Defensive Player of the Year after blocking a league-best 2.9 blocks per game during his sophomore season...Started all 30 games he played in during the 2012 season at center for Syracuse and the Orange went 29-1 with him in the lineup...Anchored the 2-3 zone with phenomenal shot blocking and contesting abilities...Averaged 7.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, in 2012...Has very good size and length which makes his offensive jump hook very difficult to block...Plays around the rim on the offensive end...Lack of offensive skill set will prevent him from being a go-to-guy or dangerous scoring threat...Does not have great hands and is a poor rebounder for his size...Made strides from his freshman to sophomore season and has an undeniable upside...Has very raw talent and basketball IQ at this point...Has character issues that will concern some general managers...Expected to be a long-term project for whichever club selects him.

2011 Stats
11/12 Fordham194410213420403
11/14 Manhattan22111050181901443
11/15 Albany178540043700014
11/19 Colgate172200221300115
11/23 Virginia Tech256630011210521
11/25 Stanford326630054913322
11/29 Eastern Mich184310211200101
12/2 Florida269540132501112
12/6 Marshall269740122401424
12/10 George Washington218840042620312
12/17 @NC State264520023500012
12/20 Bucknell278530227910321
12/22 Tulane204210214500234
12/28 Seton Hall25129600257101002
1/1 @DePaul2212760023522602
1/4 @Providence2211750112300204
1/7 Marquette186730035810005
1/11 @Villanova215220123510134
1/14 Providence194420032501433
1/16 Pittsburgh29108402371010655
2/4 @St Johns2114650421300204
2/8 Georgetown3911850134700623
2/11 Connecticut228740021301324
2/13 @Louisville3711740324602102
2/19 @Rutgers2810520615600202
2/22 South Florida334410233610633
2/25 @Connecticut3211650154920313
3/3 Louisville344310217801422
3/8 Connecticut327630124621103
3/9 Cincinnati3311950171831020
Season Total7632341739803880951752115884385