RIP Fab Melo
According to reports, Fab Melo was found dead in his home!
Via Yahoo Sports:
“Melo was found dead at his family’s home in Brazil. He reportedly went to sleep at the house Friday night and did not wake up Saturday morning. The cause of death is not yet known. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim confirmed the news in a pairs of tweets.”
According to Boeheim:
“He was a really good kid, and it’s not fair that he will be defined by one thing, a 10-page paper. He worked his tail off to become a really good player, and he was a nice kids.”
Coach Boeheim is referring to perceptions of Melo with regards to the NCAA’s sanctions against Syracuse.
“Melo helped lead Syracuse to a 34-3 overall record in 2011-12 and to a 1 seed in the NCAA tournament that same year. Melo, however, was suspended prior to the start of the tournament amid eligibility concerns, and became a focus of the NCAA’s investigation into Syracuse’s athletic department.”
This is such sad news!
Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Fab Melo.