25. Fab Melo 7-0 260lbs Sophomore Syracuse C
2011-12 stats: 25.4 mpg, 7.8ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.9 bpg, 56%fg, 63%ft
Projection: In the 20’s(late 1st round)
Strengths: Fab Melo was the Big East defensive player of the year and could have been the most improved player as well. The progress he made as a player from year one to two was tremendous. Had perfect size and length for a NBA center, rebounds the ball, and is arguably the best shot blocker in the draft.
Weaknesses: Is limited offensively, very raw and robotic in the post. Gets in foul trouble early to often in games, but should get smarter with proper coaching. Played in a zone his whole career and will have to get used to playing man defense and in pick and roll situations.