Fab Melo Taking Summer by Storm

When Fabricio de Melo first arrived at the Weston (Fla.) Sagemont Upper School from Brazil last fall, basketball coach Adam Ross had difficulty pronouncing his name.

“Everyone was calling him Fabio, Fabian and finally I just said, ‘You know what, I see Brazilian soccer players go by one name,’ ” Ross said. ” ‘We gotta find a shorter name for you, like Yao or something. How about Fab Melo?’ “

The young man looked at Ross and smiled.

“OK, Fab Melo,” he said.

“Now he’s Fab Melo,” Ross concurred.

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