SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- After missing three games for undisclosed reasons, Syracuse center Fab Melo is set to return for the No. 3 Orange's game at St. John's on Saturday.
The Orange announced Melo's return in a release posted on their team website. Citing university policy and federal student privacy laws, the team was not able to provide any further details about Melo's absence.
Melo is the Orange's top rebounder, averaging 5.7 a game, and shot-blocker (3.0). He's not played since he had 10 points and 10 rebounds in 29 minutes of a 71-63 win over Pittsburgh on Jan. 16.
The Orange (22-1, 9-1 Big East) lost the following game, a 67-58 decision at Notre Dame, before bouncing back to win the next two.