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Fab Melo
Fab Melo
Position: None
Born: 06/20/90
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Melo has a different outlook this time around. Unlike in college when he had to persuade teams he could play in the NBA, now he has to prove he belongs in it. Melo has adjusted his mindset and considers learning how to be professional as his biggest lesson since being drafted. “I’m more mature,” he said. “I’m more mature as a person and as a player.” In spite of the ups and downs, Melo has maintained a positive attitude on his basketball journey. He says it hasn’t been hard for him to soak in the lessons along the way. “Not for me,” he said. “I’m a cool guy. I try to enjoy everything that I do, and even if everything goes wrong, you just try to learn from it.”
Melo went back to his native Brazil and in April inked a deal with Caciques de Humacao in Puerto Rico. According to Melo, an issue with his visa prevented him from playing there. This spring, Melo returned to Bradenton, FL, to train at the famed IMG Academy. His sights are set on an NBA comeback. Melo believes he has the potential to play in the league again and has been working on the areas that he thinks could land him a roster spot. He says his basketball IQ has increased over the years, sparked by the time he played in the D-League, which helped him gain a better understanding of the game. Melo also has seen improvements in his offense. “I need to be able to run open on the court, that’s one thing I need to do,” he said. “I’ve been working on my defense so that’s the thing that I think will keep me in the league.”
As reported earlier today by ESPN’s Marc Stein, but reported here at DleagueDigest.com first (that Fab Melo was entering the NBADL), here is the complete breakdown of a four-team deal that includes Fab Melo, Tyler Brown, Daniel Orton, Mustafa Shakur and Sean Singletary. Texas Legends get Fab Melo’s NBADL rights (claimed by Maine). Maine Red Claws receive Tyler Brown (claimed by Texas), and Daniel Orton (from Tulsa). Tulsa 66ers get Mustafa Shakur (from Erie BayHawks). Erie BayHawks receive Sean Singletary (from Texas Legends).