University statement on senior forward leaving program
DePaul and Creighton meet for second time this season on Friday night
Blue Demons and Friars scheduled for Noon start on Saturday in Rosemont
Blue Demons fall to the Pirates at the Prudential Center
Blue Demons and Pirates meet at 6 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network
Cleveland Melvin and Oliver Purnell meet the media before the season opener.
Highlights and postgame from DePaul's game against Gardner-Webb at Allstate Arena.
Highlights of DePaul's win over UC Riverside and postgame comments from head coach Oliver Purnell.
Highlight and postgame from head coach Oliver Purnell from the exhibition game between DePaul and Lewis at McGrath-Phillips Arena.
DePaul men's basketball postgame interviews with Oliver Purnell and Cleveland Melvin vs. Marquette at Allstate Arena.
at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic
vs. Seton Hall
vs. St. John's
Career Notes: Played in 110 career games with 99 starts... became ninth player in program history with 1,500 career points on Nov. 16, 2013 against Wright State... became 47th player in program history with 1,000 career points against Western Kentucky on Nov. 21, 2012... third all-time at DePaul with 719 field goals and 131 blocked shots... fourth with 1,509 field goal attempts... seventh in DePaul history with 1,792 points... scoring average of 16.3 points per game is tied for 12th all-time... 12th with 444 free throw attempts, 14th with 707 rebounds and 20th with 290 free throws... 2011 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year... the only unanimous selection to the 2011 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team... 34 games with multiple blocked shots... ninth player in school history with 100 rejections... 91 games in double-figures and 35 games with 20 or more points (including four 30-point games)... scored in double-figures in 82.7 percent of career games (91-of-110)... set DePaul freshman record with a .522 field goal percentage... record was previously held by Mark Aguirre (.520, 1978-79)... first NLI signee for Oliver Purnell at DePaul.
2013-14 (Senior): Preseason second team All-BIG EAST selection... three-time member of BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll... 16 games in double-figures and three double-doubles... 33 three-pointers after totaling 15 during junior season and 16 as a sophomore... 25 points against Xavier with five rebounds... 16 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots against St. John's... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after Creighton and Butler games... 30 points, eight rebounds, two blocks at Butler... 16 points against Creighton with six boards... 22 points, three assists at Marquette... 28 points and 12 rebounds against Houston Baptist... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll following games against Florida Atlantic and Chicago State... 18 points, 11 rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals against Chicago State... 19 points, six boards against Florida Atlantic... 23 points, seven boards and two assists against Oregon State... 20 points (4-6 3FG) at Milwaukee with nine rebounds, three blocks... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll in first week of season... 23 points and 13 rebounds against Wright State... didn't miss a shot (5-5 FG, 6-6 FT) in the second half against the Raiders and grabbed nine boards... was No. 10 on ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 with second-half dunk against the Raiders... opened season with 17 points and four boards against Grambling State... went 5-for-5 from three-point range against the Tigers to become just the fifth player in program history to be perfect from long range (minimum five attempts).
2012-13 (Junior): Preseason second team All-BIG EAST selection... led team in rebounding and was second in scoring and blocked shots... 27 games in double-figures... seven double-doubles... 216 field goals are 14th on the school season chart... season point total of 531 points is tied for 26th season list... ranked among NCAA statistical leaders in scoring (104th - 16.6 ppg), field goal percentage (112th - .479), double-doubles (117th - 7 double-doubles) and rebounding (220th - 6.8 rpg)... ranked among BIG EAST leaders in scoring (7th - 16.6 ppg), rebounding (10th - 6.8 rpg), offensive rebounding (10th - 2.53 orpg), field goal percentage (11th - .479) and defensive rebounding (13th - 4.25 drpg)... for conference games only, ranked among leaders in scoring (t7th - 15.8 ppg), offensive rebounding (8th - 2.50 orpg), rebounding (15th - 6.2 rpg) and field goal percentage (15th - .460)... 25 points against Rutgers in first round of BIG EAST Championship... 15 points at Syracuse with eight boards... 18 points at USF while becoming the 13th player in program history with 1,400 career points... 20 points, three boards, three steals against Louisville... 20 points, 10 rebounds and three steals against Connecticut... 15 points, six rebounds against Rutgers... 23 points, four boards at Notre Dame... 19 points, five rebounds against Villanova... 13 points and 10 boards against Notre Dame... 10 points and 13 rebounds at St. John's... 16 points, eight rebounds, two steals against St. John's... 32 points and eight boards against Cincinnati... 18 points, five rebounds, five blcoked shots at Connecticut... 23 points at Providence with nine rebounds... 24 points, eight rebounds against UMBC... posted 12-point, 10-rebound double-doubles at Chicago State and Arizona State... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll following games against Fairfield and Auburn... 21 points and 10 rebounds at Auburn... sealed the four-point road win with a steal and two free throws in final minute... 30 points, six rebounds, three assists against Fairfield... named to the Cancun Challenge All-Tournament team... posted a 22-point, 13-rebound double-double against Western Kentucky... 26 points, eight boards, four steals, three assists against Austin Peay... 18 points, eight rebounds, two blocked shots against Gardner-Webb... opened season with 16 points, seven rebounds and five steals against UC Riverside... one of three Baltimore natives on the roster with Brandon Young and Montray Clemons.
Personal: Son of Cleveland Melvin and Shirley Redding... has an older sister, Tayona and a younger brother, Darrell... his cousin, Durand Johnson, plays at Pittsburgh... majoring in Sociology.
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