Fab Melo hits the scene

Updated: January 4, 2010, 11:56 AM ET
By Ryan Canner-O'Mealy | ESPN RISE

This story appeared in the South Florida edition of the December ESPN RISE Magazine.

The name. You have to start with the name.

Fab Melo. It sounds too good to be true. Like a made-in-Hollywood stage name.

To be fair, Fabricio de Melo hasn't always been known as Fab Melo. But when he came to Sagemont (Weston, Fla.) from his native Brazil before his junior year, Lions coach Adam Ross was having trouble getting his name down.

"The first time, ...

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