Former Celtics center Fab Melo dead at the young age of 26

Melo was found dead at his home in Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais, Military Police confirmed. Melo went to bed on Friday night and was found dead in the morning by his mother, according to the authorities.

We don't know the cause yet," a shaken [Syracuse coach Jim] Boeheim added. "It's so hard right now, so hard to believe. It's a sad, sad day."

Rest in peace Fab Melo. Prayers to your family. Melo was a 2012 1st round pick of the Boston Celtics out of Syracuse University. He had been playing this season in the Brazilian pro league.