Former Syracuse and NBA big man Fab Melo died in his home country of Brazil yesterday at the age of 26.
As fallout continues from the NCAA's announcement of sanctions for Syracuse, most of the fun now is in delving into the full report and pulling out the most egregious violations. Athletics staffers posing as players to email with professors was good. So is the athletics department running a full-court press to…
Fab Melo has been tearing up the D-League. But it's not his stats that have gotten the big Brazilian, taken 22nd overall, his call-up to Boston. It's clumsiness.
Melo was in New York this week with the rest of the 2012 class for a rookie photo shoot. Then this happened, and it was good.
And here we were hoping it was something juicy keeping Melo out of the NCAA Tournament, like Jim Boeheim finally cracking down on the scourge of recreational marijuana usage, or Melo shooting a man in Reno just to watch him die. Syracuse's brief statement didn't shed much light: