Senderoff removes Melvin Tabb from men's basketball team

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By Allen Moff | Staff Writer

Melvin Tabb is officially no longer a member of the Kent State men's basketball program.

The senior forward was suspended indefinitely two weeks ago, and has not been in uniform for Kent State's last four games. Tabb last played at Eastern Michigan on Feb. 8.

"Mel and I have met several times since (he was suspended), and we have agreed that it is in his best interests that he not return to the team this season," said KSU third-year coach Rob Senderoff. "We will continue to support Mel toward graduation and beyond, and we wish him nothing but the best."

Tabb (Raleigh, NC) joined the team last season as a transfer from Midland junior college in Texas. He was expected to provide a big-bodied post presence that the Flashes desperately needed with his 6-foot-9, 255-pound frame, but aside from a couple solid games, Tabb never lived up to expectations.

Tabb averaged 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 20 games this season, and 3.5 points and 2.7 boards in 55 games during his KSU career.

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