Blue Demons join BYU, Texas and Wichita State in Kansas City
Cleveland Melvin scores 25 points and Brandon Young adds 15 in 76-57 defeat
Blue Demons and Scarlet Knights scheduled for 9 p.m. ET in BIG EAST Championship First Round
Senior guard puts on memorable performance on Senior Day at Allstate Arena
DePaul seniors will be honored prior to 1 p.m. start at Allstate Arena
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.
Men's basketball postgame interviews with Brandon Young, Cleveland Melvin and Oliver Purnell from win over Cal Poly at Allstate Arena.
Career Notes: 2011 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year... the only unanimous selection to the 2011 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team... 22 games with multiple blocked shots... 13th all-time at DePaul with 74 blocked shots... 48 games in double-figures and 17 games with 20 or more points (including one 30-point game)... has scored in double-figures in 82.8 percent of career games (48-of-58)... set DePaul freshman record with a .522 field goal percentage... record was previously held by Mark Aguirre (.520, 1978-79)... one of three Baltimore natives on the roster with Brandon Young and Montray Clemons... signed with DePaul on May 18, 2010... first signee for Oliver Purnell at DePaul.
2012-13 Preseason Notes: Preseason BIG EAST Player of the Year candidate and All-BIG EAST candidate... top returning scorer in the BIG EAST after averaging 17.5 points per game as a sophomore... attended the Kevin Durant Skills Academy in June with Brandon Young... needs 73 points to become the 47th player in program history with 1,000 career points.
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.
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.