Cleveland Melvin
Cleveland  Melvin


Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Lake Clifton

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 208



DePaul Statement on Cleveland Melvin

University statement on senior forward leaving program


Blue Demons Travel to Face 12th-Ranked Bluejays in Omaha

DePaul and Creighton meet for second time this season on Friday night


Men's Hoops Host Providence at Allstate Arena

Blue Demons and Friars scheduled for Noon start on Saturday in Rosemont


DePaul Drops Road Game at Seton Hall

Blue Demons fall to the Pirates at the Prudential Center


DePaul Travels to Seton Hall on Saturday

Blue Demons and Pirates meet at 6 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network


Game Preview: Men's Basketball vs. Grambling State

Cleveland Melvin and Oliver Purnell meet the media before the season opener.


Highlights and Postgame

Highlights and postgame from DePaul's game against Gardner-Webb at Allstate Arena.


Highlights and Postgame

Highlights of DePaul's win over UC Riverside and postgame comments from head coach Oliver Purnell.


Highlights and Postgame

Highlight and postgame from head coach Oliver Purnell from the exhibition game between DePaul and Lewis at McGrath-Phillips Arena.


Marquette Postgame Interviews

DePaul men's basketball postgame interviews with Oliver Purnell and Cleveland Melvin vs. Marquette at Allstate Arena.


DePaul Men's Basketball vs. Texas at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic

at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic


DePaul Men's Basketball

vs. Seton Hall


DePaul Men's Basketball

vs. Louisville


DePaul Men's Basketball

vs. Marquette


DePaul Men's Basketball

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.

2011-12 (Sophomore): Preseason and postseason honorable mention All-BIG EAST... played in all 31 games with 30 starts... led team with 17.5 points, 7.4 rebounds per game, 32.1 minutes per game and 34 blocked shots... scoring total of 541 points is ranked 21st on DePaul's season scoring list... reached double-figures in 29 games... six double-doubles (five in BIG EAST play)... averaged nearly a double-double in last 11 games with 16.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest... ranked among BIG EAST leaders in scoring (6th - 17.5 ppg), rebounding (12th - 7.4 rpg), defensive rebounds (11th - 4.94 drpg) and blocked shots (15th - 1.10 bpg)... in BIG EAST games only ranked in scoring (7th - 16.7 ppg), defensive rebounds (9th - 5.44 drpg), rebounding (11th - 7.9 rpg), blocked shots (14th - 1.17 bpg) and offensive rebounds (14th - 2.44 orpg)... 19 points, nine rebounds against Connecticut in BIG EAST Championship first round... 14 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots against Seton Hall... named to BIG EAST Honor Roll after games against West Virginia and Seton Hall... 21 points, eight rebounds at West Virginia... 12 rebounds, 10 points, two blocks against Providence... 18 points, 15 boards at St. John's with two assists... 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists against Louisville... 22 points, seven rebounds against Marquette with two blocked shots... recorded an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double at Cincinnati... 22 points and 11 rebounds against St. John's... 14 points at Rutgers with seven rebounds, three assists... 17 points, seven rebounds against USF... 19 points, six boards, two steals against Georgetown... 20 points against Pittsburgh with six boards and two blocked shots... 23 points against Syracuse with eight rebounds, two blocks... 16 points, eight boards, two blocks against Cal Poly... 19 points at Northern Illinois with four rebounds... named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll after games against Milwaukee, Loyola-Chicago and Chicago State... 30 points against Chicago State with eight rebounds... 27 points and three boards against Milwaukee... 14-point, 10-rebound double-double against Ole Miss with two blocks and two steals... named to BIG EAST Honor Roll following Old Spice Classic... named to Old Spice Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 21.0 points 6.3 rebounds in the tourney... 18 points, seven rebounds against Arizona State... 25 points in 25 minutes (scored 19 points in 14 second-half minutes) against Texas Tech with seven rebounds... 20 points, five boards, two blocks against Minnesota... 16 points, eight rebounds against Mississippi Valley State... 17 points against UT-Pan American with six boards, two blocks.

2010-11 (Freshman): BIG EAST Rookie of the Year... only unanimous selection for BIG EAST All-Rookie Team... four-time BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honoree... missed last four games due to thumb injury... led the team and all BIG EAST freshmen with 14.3 points per game... in BIG EAST games only, ranked among league leaders in offensive rebounds (3rd - 3.33 orpg), scoring (6th - 17.4 ppg), field goal percentage (9th - .511), blocked shots (11th - 1.33 bpg) and rebounding (13th - 6.3 rpg)... averaged 17.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in league action... played in 27 games with 18 starts... ranked among league leaders in all games in field goal percentage (5th - .522), blocked shots (10th - 1.48 bpg) and scoring (14th - 14.3 ppg)... set DePaul freshman record with a .522 field goal percentage... record was previously held by Mark Aguirre (.520, 1978-79)... led team with 40 blocked shots... ranked 16th on DePaul's season blocked shots chart... 11 games with multiple blocked shots... 19 games in double-figures and eight games with 20 or more points... 16 points at St. John's with three rebounds... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for fourth time following games against Providence and Villanova... 16 points, four boards and two blocked shots against Villanova... 20 points at Providence with six rebounds, two steals... 20 points against Cincinnati with six rebounds, two blocked shots, two steals... grabbed 10 rebounds against Notre Dame with four points... 17 points at USF with four rebounds, four blocks, three assists... 20 points at Marquette with four rebounds... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for third time after games against Seton Hall and Connecticut... posted first career double-double with 25 points, 12 boards against Connecticut... 21 points against Seton Hall with nine rebounds, two assists... 17 points, five boards against West Virginia... first DePaul player to be named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week in back-to-back weeks... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Jan. 3 after averaging 26.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in games at Cincinnati and Georgetown... 29 points, seven boards at Georgetown... 24 points and eight rebounds at Cincinnati... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Dec. 27 after scoring a then career-high 23 points against Florida Atlantic with four rebounds... 13 points, three boards, three blocks against Loyola-Chicago... 11 points against Milwaukee in first collegiate start with five rebounds... 19 points against Ball State with seven rebounds... 15 points at Indiana State with six rebounds... blocked five shots against Central Michigan... opened collegiate career with 19 points, five rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals against Chicago State.

High School: Played the 2009-10 season at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Fitchburg, Mass... Notre Dame Prep finished his season with a 30-5 record as quarterfinalists of the National Prep Championship... ranked among the top 10 players in Massachusetts by the New England Recruiting Report... led Lake Clifton High School in Baltimore to the city, county and state titles during the 2008-09 season... averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots per game as a senior and led the Lakers to a perfect 29-0 record... played on the AAU circuit for Cecil Kirk out of Baltimore... ranked No. 53 among power forwards by ESPNU.

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.

Melvin by the Numbers
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2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics
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2012-13 Game-by-Game Statistics
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2011-12 Game-by-Game Statistics
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Career Highs
Points: 32, vs. Cincinnati (Jan. 15, 2013)
Rebounds: 15, at St. John's (Feb. 20, 2012)
Assists: 3 (6x), last at Marquette (Jan. 4, 2014)
Steals: 5, vs. UC Riverside (Nov. 9, 2012)
Blocked Shots: 6, vs. St. John's (Jan. 14, 2014)
Field Goals: 14, vs. Cincinnati (Jan. 15, 2013)
Field Goal Attempts: 23 (2x), last vs. Fairfield (Nov. 27, 2012)
3pt. Field Goals: 5 (2x), last at Marquette (Jan. 4, 2014)
3pt. Field Goal Attempts: 8, at Marquette (Jan. 4, 2014)
Free Throws: 9 (2x), last vs. UMBC (Dec. 22, 2012)
Free Throw Attempts: 15, at Butler (Jan. 9, 2014)
Minutes: 45, at Butler (Jan. 9, 2014)
Games in Double-Figures: 91
Double-Doubles: 17
30-Point Games: 4
20-Point Games: 31
10-Rebound Games: 18

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