2012 NBA Draft Results: Fab Melo Selected By Celtics With No. 22 Pick

With the No. 22 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics selected Fab Melo from Syracuse.

Another of the rare 7-footers in the 2012 class, Melo was a part of Syracuse's impenetrable defense this season. Unfortunately for NBA scouts and analysts, picking out the great defenders in Jim Boeheim's zone is pretty much impossible. I mean, Donte Greene, Jonny Flynn and Wes Johnson were all drafted in part for their defensive potential. Welp. Melo, the center, is a bit easier to read thanks to very good size and athleticism. The question at the next level will be whether he can crack the fine art of rim-protecting; JaVale McGee has proven that size, athleticism and a will to swat at everything in sight isn't always a winning formula.

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