2012 NBA Draft: Fab Melo Leaves Syracuse, Joins Derby

The 2012 NBA Draft has long been expected to be loaded and, now that the college basketball season is complete, we'll see just how many of the nation's top prospects will take their talents to the professional level. One of the latest members of the college class to make the move is Syracuse Orange center Fab Melo.

Melo, a 7'0 center and likely first-round pick simply based on his size, missed the NCAA Tournament due to a suspension. There was no indication the suspension would last in to next season, but he decided to be proactive about his future.

Melo averaged a less-than-thrilling 7.8 points and 5.2 rebounds this past season, but the 21-year-old's ability to block shots and considerable upside make him likely worthy of a later first round pick this summer.

For reaction to Waiters' announcement and all things Syracuse sports, visit Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician.

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