Syracuse's Fab Melo Will Not Participate in the NCAA Tournament [UPDATE: Academics]

Major announcement from Syracuse today as center Fab Melo will miss the NCAA tournament due to an eligibility issue. From SU Athletics:

Syracuse University sophomore men’s basketball center Fab Melo did not travel with the team to Pittsburgh, and will not take part in the NCAA Tournament due to an eligibility issue. Given University policy and federal student privacy laws, no further details can be provided at this time.

Melo is Syracuse’s leading rebounder and shot blocker.

[UPDATE: Pete Thamel of the Times reports that Melo is an academic casualty, and that he’ll declare for the NBA draft.]

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