Former Syracuse, Celtics Center Fab Melo Found Dead In Brazil

February 12, 2017 at 8:54 am by Terez in Main

Former Syracuse and Boston Celtics center Fab Melo was found dead in Brazil at the age of 26.  Brazilian military police say an emergency call Saturday night brought police and paramedics to Melo’s house in Juiz de Fora.  By the time police arrived, paramedics said Melo was dead and there were no signs of violence.  The 7 footer was a first-round pick of the Boston Celtics back in 2012, but spent most of his brief career in the NBA’s Development League.  His coach at Syracuse, Jim Boheim, shared his thoughts, “We don’t know the cause yet.  It’s so hard right now, so hard to believe.  It’s a sad, sad day.  He was a really good kid.”  Sad news for someone so young.- TO