Syracuse’s Melo ruled out for NCAA Tourney
Syracuse sophomore center Fab Melo was ruled ineligible for the upcoming NCAA Tournament due to an “eligibility issue.”
The school made the announcement on its website on Tuesday afternoon.
“Given University policy and federal student privacy laws, no further details can be provided at this time,” the website stated.
Melo missed three games earlier this season due to an academic issue.
The Big East defensive player of the year, Melo averaged 7.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and blocked 88 shots for the top-seeded Orange.
Syracuse opens its NCAA Tournament play against Big South champion UNC Asheville on Thursday.