Former Syracuse And Celtics Player "Fab Melo" Has Past Away At The Age Of 26
|Former Syracuse And Celtics Player "Fab Melo" |
Has Past Away At The Age Of 26
Melo was found dead at his home in Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais, Military Police in Brazil confirmed. Melo went to bed on Friday night and was found dead Saturday morning by his mother, authorities there said.
|Celtics Player "Fab Melo"|
The 7-foot Melo was a star at Syracuse, though academic issues caused him to be declared ineligible for the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
Melo, 26, was playing professionally in Brazil, as he had been the past few years.
Melo spent two seasons playing for Boeheim at Syracuse and was part of the Orange team that went 34-3 and 17-1 in the Big East in 2012.
Melo averaged 7.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in the 2011-12 campaign. He was suspended twice during the season -- once for three games during the regular season and again for the NCAA tournament due to academics.