Melo originally received a C- on the paper. His grade was changed to a B- after he resubmitted the essay. A year had passed since Melo took the course, raising concern amongst school officials. An investigation proved that Syracuse's director of basketball operations, Stan Kissel and the basketball receptionist, Debora Belanger wrote the paper for Melo.
|Fab Melo 10 Page Paper Death|
The paper was 4-5 pages but Syracuse's basketball coach, Jim Boeheim referred to it as a "10 page paper" during a press conference.
Fab Melo Death
On February 11, 2017, the former NBA player was found dead in Brazil. According to multiple media outlets, the former Syracuse star suffered a heart attack.
I'm so saddened to hear of the passing of Fab Melo. He was a good kid with a big heart. Our prayers go out to all of his loved ones. #ripfab— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) February 12, 2017
In the tweet above, Danny Ainge describes Melo as a good kid with a big heart. Ainge played for the Boston Celtics from 1981-1989. He's currently the team's general manager. Melo played for the Celtics from 2012-2013.
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
Melo's former Syracuse coach, Jim Boeheim sends his condolences in the above tweet.
RIP Fab Melo can't believe this 🙏😞— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) February 12, 2017
Former Boston Celtics player, Paul Pierce shares his condolences in the tweet above. Pierce and Fab were teammates from 2012-2013.