Syracuse Basketball's Fab Melo Out For Two Games, Mookie Jones No Longer With Team

The No. 1 Syracuse Orange will be without sophomore center Fabricio Melo for the next two games as he is not going to be on the team's road trip to Notre Dame and Cincinnati (/ht SB Nation New York).

In addition, junior forward Mookie Jones is no longer with the team. The two situations are unrelated.

With Melo, the report is that he has an academic issue. As for Jones, he has left the team for personal reasons but has tweeted that he will be back next season.

Melo will be an important loss for the Orange as he is one of the leading shot blockers (3 per game) in the Big East. He also averages 7.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Jones is a reserve player who averaged 2.9 points per game in 5.4 minutes per game.

For more on this developing story, visit the SB Nation New York storystream or Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Big East Coast Bias

You must be a member of Big East Coast Bias to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big East Coast Bias. You should read them.

Join Big East Coast Bias

You must be a member of Big East Coast Bias to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big East Coast Bias. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker