Kent State head coach Rob Senderoff on Melvin Tabb:
"You can see Melvin Tabb is loaded with ability. He is big. He is 6-foot-9 and 260 pounds. He is athletic. I think he had the second highest vertical jump on our team. He is powerful. He just has to keep getting into the shape he needs to be in to allow all of that talent to display itself. I think it hurt Melvin not being able to be here this summer (while he finished junior college). He sort of struggled the first week after he got here, but he's been getting better and better."
"In a lot of ways, Melvin reminds me of Haminn Quaintance in that you could see the talent level in him in his first year and by his second year he developed into a leader who was the defensive player of the year. Melvin is sort of the offensive version of "Q" in that he can shoot and he can score, but he I also like that he takes charges and gives up his body. As he learns how we do things here and becomes more accepting of the idea that this is how it is done here, he'll get better and better because the talent is there. The big thing for him is going to fighting through fatigue and getting into the shape he needs to be in, and that'll be a process for him."
2012-13 – Junior Notes
Prior to Kent State
• Joins Kent State as a junior in 2012-13 after spending the past year play for Midland College in Texas
• Prior to his stint at Midland, he spent a year at Wake Forest where he appeared in 14 games off the bench
• Coming out of high school he was ranked by ESPN as the No. 17 power forward and No. 74 overall prospect
• He capped off his senior year by being named to the 2009-10 Associated Press All-State Team and leading Enloe to a 22-5 record, the 4A East Sectional Finals and a Cap 7 Conference title while averaging 15.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game