BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have chosen Syracuse center Fab Melo with the 22nd pick of the NBA draft.
A talented defender and shot blocker, Melo was the second huge male chosen by Boston. They also had the 21st pick, which they used to capture Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger. Boston’s second-round pick is the 51st overall.
Melo led Syracuse with 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game while averaging 7.8 points per game at the end season however missed the NCAA tournament since of academic issues. Syracuse was eliminated in the Elite Eight by Ohio State, 77-70.
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