Fabricio Melo (– February 11, 2017)

Fabricio Paulino de Melo  (June 20, 1990 – February 11, 2017) was a Brazilian professional basketball player who played one season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Boston Celtics before returning to his home country and playing for Liga Sorocabana and Brasília of the Brazilian Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB). Prior to entering the NBA in 2012, he played two years of college basketball for Syracuse, where he was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore.

 

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Career highlights and awards
NBA D-League All-Rookie First Team (2013)
NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team (2013)
Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
Third-team Parade All-American (2010)
McDonald’s All-American (2010)

 

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