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2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Fab Melo




Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Fab Melo


Position: Center

Size: 7-0, 244

School: Syracuse, Sophomore


Strengths:
  • Size
  • Rebounding
  • Shot blocker
  • Has improved his conditioning and activity on the floor
  • Good athlete for his size
  • Tremendous upside



    Weaknesses:
  • Still raw on the offensive end
  • Back-to-the-basket repertoire
  • Face-up game
  • Free throw shooting
  • Ball-handling, passing
  • Soft despite his size, needs to develop a mean streak
  • Proned to foul trouble
  • Goaltends too often
  • Feel for the game

    Summary: Melo is still very much a work in progress but has already shown great growth from his freshman to sophomore season. At this point, his size is his biggest asset but as he continues to develop his all-around game, he will only help his draft stock. Based on size and potential alone, he would be a first-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

    Player Comparison: DeSagana Diop. Diop was a top-10 pick based on size and potential alone. Melo likely won't be taken that high; any team that drafts him will be selecting based on his upside. Diop has become nothing more than a big body in the NBA, which is what Melo will ultimately be if he doesn't groom his entire game.





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    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




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