Syracuse’s Fab Melo to Enter NBA Draft
Syracuse center Fab Melo is entering the NBA draft after a breakout season in which he twice got held out because of eligibility issues.
“Being able to play professional basketball has been my dream since I first starting playing this game and now I have the opportunity to accomplish that dream,” Melo said in a statement released by the school.
The 7-foot sophomore from Brazil made the announcement on Thursday. He averaged 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds for Syracuse (34-3) this past season. He led the Big East in blocks per game and was named the conference’s defensive player of the year.