Beyond the Arc: 1-on-1 with Fab Melo

Beyond the Arc: 1-on-1 with Fab Melo

In this edition of Beyond the Arc, CSNNE.com's Jessica Camerato talks to Celtics first round draft pick Fab Melo, who discusses his transition to the NBA.

Melo, now a 7-foot center, was a soccer player growing up in Brazil. He said the transition from soccer to basketball was difficult at first.

"The first thing I did with the basketball was try to kick it," he said.

A bigger transition was coming from Brazil and living in the United States.

"I didn't speak English at all," Melo said. "It was tough, but a good experience."

Melo said he knows his game is still a work in progress and he's excited about getting tips from Celtics veterans such as Kevin Garnett.

"I've still got a long way to go," Melo said, "but I'm patient."

And he said he's excited about having KG as a tutor: "I'm looking forward to learning from him," Melo said. "It's going to be a great thing."

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