The former Celtics center has passed away.
Fab Melo, former Syracuse and Celtics player, has died. He was the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. Melo was found dead in his home in Brazil.
Jim Boeheim, Syracuse coach, has released a statement via Twitter on Melo's death. Take a look at his tweets below.
I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of Fab Melo. He was a kind, genuine person who was committed to doing his best while he was at ...— Jim Boeheim (@therealboeheim) February 12, 2017
Syracuse. Our staff and his teammates were fortunate to have had the opportunity to know Fab. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."— Jim Boeheim (@therealboeheim) February 12, 2017
Melo was 26.