Has improved his conditioning and activity on the floor
Good athlete for his size
Still raw on the offensive end
Free throw shooting
Soft despite his size, needs to develop a mean streak
Proned to foul trouble
Goaltends too often
Feel for the game
Summary: Melo is still very much a work in progress but has already shown great growth from his freshman to sophomore season. At this point, his size is his biggest asset but as he continues to develop his all-around game, he will only help his draft stock. Based on size and potential alone, he would be a first-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Player Comparison: DeSagana Diop. Diop was a top-10 pick based on size and potential alone. Melo likely won't be taken that high; any team that drafts him will be selecting based on his upside. Diop has become nothing more than a big body in the NBA, which is what Melo will ultimately be if he doesn't groom his entire game.
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