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.