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DePaul lands 6-8 forward Melvin

Updated: May 17, 2010, 8:58 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Less than a week after making his first recruiting splash, DePaul coach Oliver Purnell was at it again Monday as he landed versatile 6-foot-8 forward Cleveland Melvin to the Blue Demons' 2010 recruiting class.

Melvin, who was once committed to Connecticut, chose DePaul over Rutgers.

"Oliver Purnell is a great coach," said Melvin, who is originally from Baltimore, but played this past season at Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame. "He's a big-time head coach. They got a young team. I ...

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