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DePaul F Melvin leaves school

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Forward Cleveland Melvin, DePaul’s leading scorer this season, is no longer enrolled at the school, the university announced Monday.

Melvin was suspended for the past four games due to a violation of team rules, though his exact infraction wasn’t revealed.

According to the Chicago Tribune, coach Oliver Purnell criticized the team’s senior leadership following the Blue Demons’ 84-74 defeat against Xavier on Jan. 20 — the final game in which Melvin appeared.

DePaul lost each of the four games of Melvin’s suspension, extending its losing streak to six games. The Blue Demons are 10-14 overall, 2-9 and tied for last place in the Big East.

Melvin averaged 14.3 points and five rebounds as a freshman in 2010-11, earning Big East Rookie of the Year honors. He averaged 17.5 points and 7.4 rebounds as a sophomore, 16.6 and 6.8 as a junior and 16.7 and 6.4 as a senior.

A 30-point game against Butler on Jan. 9 represented Melvin’s season high. Melvin added 25 points against the Musketeers in his last game.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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