An intelligent player with good all-around skills and versatility ... as a junior in 2004-05, the left-hander blossomed into one of the clutch shooters in the Atlantic Coast Conference ... continually stepped up throughout his junior season to give Duke points when it needed them most ... toughness and personality make him a Cameron Crazies’ favorite ... father, Gary, was a two-time team captain for the Blue Devils in the 1970s ... has played in 81 contests, averaging 3.9 points and 1.8 rebounds per game ... has a career three-point field goal percentage of .386 (71-of-184) ... recipient of the Gunnar Peterson Scholarship.
Junior Season (2004-05)
Played in all 33 games, starting 14 times ... averaged 7.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game ... his 7.7 points ranked fourth on the squad ... logged 21.7 minutes per contest ... shot .406 overall from the field (80-of-197) and .396 from three-point range (57-of-144) ... his .396 trey percentage ranked third on the team and 11th in the ACC ... numbers improved to 8.9 points on .421 shooting (.438 from three-point range) in ACC play ... his .438 three-point percentage in 16 ACC games ranked fourth in the league and his 2.19 treys per game ranked eighth ... had 11 double-digit scoring games (fourth on the team) and was the team’s leading scorer in two contests ... drew six charges, the second-highest total on the team ... named to the ACC All-Academic Team ... came off the bench to score 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting and grab five rebounds in 22 minutes against Michigan State (3/25) ... knocked down a pair of free throws in the final minute of play for his only two points of the game and added two rebounds and a steal versus Mississippi State (3/20) ... scored five points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked a shot against Delaware State (3/18) ... went 4-of-6 from the free throw line to score four points in the ACC Championship game versus Georgia Tech (3/13) ... also had six rebounds in the win over the Yellow Jackets ... grabbed four rebounds against N.C. State (3/12) ... matched career highs with 16 points, nine rebounds and one blocked shot in 29 minutes versus Virginia (3/11) ... knocked down 4-of-9 three-point attempts in a win over the Cavaliers ... went 5-of-11 from three-point distance and finished with 15 points and five rebounds against North Carolina (3/6) ... all five three-pointers versus the Tar Heels came in the second half ... knocked down 4-of-8 three-point attempts to score 12 points in a win over Miami (3/3) ... matched a career high with 16 points and four three-point field goals and set a new career high with nine rebounds against St. John’s (2/26) ... went 3-of-7 from three-point distance with a pair of key three-pointers late in the second half and finished with nine points in a win over Georgia Tech (2/23) ... came off the bench to score 15 points, knocking down 5-of-6 shot attempts, including 3-of-4 from three-point distance and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe versus Wake Forest (2/20) ... also had three rebounds, one assist and a steal in the win over the Demon Deacons ... scored two points, grabbed one rebound and had a blocked shot against Virginia Tech (2/17) ... played a career-high 32 minutes, tallying nine points, one rebound and a career-best four assists versus Maryland (2/12) ... scored three points, grabbed two rebounds and added a steal against North Carolina (2/9) ... had six points, five rebounds and a blocked shot versus Georgia Tech (2/5) ... scored 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field, including 3-of-4 shooting from three-point distance, against Wake Forest (2/2) ... also had four rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes versus the Demon Deacons ... had three points, matched a career high with six rebounds and added two steals in a win over Virginia Tech (1/30) ... played 28 minutes, registering eight points, two rebounds and a steal versus Maryland (1/26) ... had six points, four rebounds and an assist against Florida State (1/22) ... went 4-of-6 from the field, including 3-of-4 from three-point distance in a 14-point effort versus Miami (1/19) ... added five rebounds and three assists in the win over the Hurricanes ... had five points, one rebound, two assists and a career-high three steals in 20 minutes of action against Virginia (1/16) ... scored a career-high 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field, including 3-of-6 from behind the three-point arc in a win over N.C. State (1/13) ... finished with nine points, one rebound, two assists and a steal in a career-high 31 minutes against Temple (1/8) ... recorded six points, four rebounds, two assists and a career-high two steals in his first career start against Princeton (1/5) ... knocked down two key second half three-pointers in a win over Clemson (1/2) ... finished with six points, four rebounds, including three offensive, and a blocked shot versus the Tigers ... had an assist in seven minutes against Oklahoma (12/18) ... collected seven points, two rebounds, one assist and a steal versus Illinois-Chicago (12/14) ... came off the bench to collect five points, one rebound, one assist and a steal against Toledo (12/12) ... registered four points, two rebounds and a career-best three assists in 14 minutes of action versus Valparaiso (12/4) ... went 1-of-2 from three-point range in 11 minutes against Michigan State (11/30) ... scored 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from three-point distance versus UNC Greensboro (11/27) ... played 11 minutes, registering two points, three rebounds and an assist against Davidson (11/22) ... scored 10 points and grabbed a career-best six rebounds versus Tennessee-Martin (11/20) ... went 3-of-6 shooting from the floor and 3-of-5 from the free throw line ... had successful surgery to clean loose bodies from his left ankle in the preseason.
Sophomore Season (2003-04)
Averaged 1.5 points and 0.7 rebounds per game in 27 contests off the bench ... doubled his playing time from the previous season (145 minutes in 2003-04, 71 in 2002-03) ... saw action against Connecticut (4/3) in the Final Four ... recorded six points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes against Alabama State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/18) ... registered five points, two rebounds and a blocked shot against Valparaiso (2/26) ... hit a three-pointer as time expired in the first half to give Duke a 36-27 halftime lead over Clemson (2/8) ... notched three rebounds against Georgetown (1/24) ... pulled down a rebound against N.C. State (1/15) ... grabbed a rebound against Virginia (1/11) ... scored two points and pulled down two rebounds against Fairfield (1/6) ... tallied six points, one rebound, one assist and one steal against Davidson (12/29) ... scored three points and grabbed one rebound against Texas (12/20) ... registered a career-high nine points while contributing two rebounds and a blocked shot against Portland (12/14) ... scored three points against Michigan State (12/3) ... scored his first points of the season on a three-pointer against Liberty (11/28) in the Great Alaska Shootout ... also tallied three rebounds and a steal in 16 minutes of action vs. Liberty.
Freshman Season (2002-03)
Played in 21 contests ... averaged 1.0 points and 0.7 rebounds per game ... part of a freshman class that averaged 33.6 points per game, the sixth-highest figure by a rookie class in ACC history ... season highs were eight points at Florida State (2/2), five rebounds vs. Army (11/23) and 16 minutes played versus Army (11/23) ... played against Kansas in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 (3/27) ... saw action against Central Michigan in second round of the NCAA Tournament (3/22) ... played against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament (3/15) ... had a steal against Virginia (2/15) ... scored three points in two minutes against Clemson (2/9) ... scored career-high eight points on 3-of-4 shooting, including 2-of-3 from behind the arc, in seven minutes at Florida State (2/2) ... pulled down one rebound in three minutes against Maryland (1/18) ... had one rebound in four minutes against Wake Forest (1/12) ... had three points, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot in just three minutes against Fairfield (1/2) ... recorded five points, three rebounds and one blocked shot against North Carolina A&T (12/17) ... pulled down three rebounds against Michigan (12/7) ... scored three points and pulled down a season-best five rebounds against Army (11/23).
Was a high honorable mention All-America in the 2001-02 preseason by Street & Smith’s ... honorable mention McDonald’s All-America in 2002 ... ranked among the nation’s top 100 recruits by Basketball News and Hoop Scoop ... two-time all-state selection (2001-02) ... three-time all-county and two-time all-city performer ... a four-time All-InterAc League honoree ... was MVP of the 2002 Prime Time Shootout ... averaged 19.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, five assists and three steals as a senior at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pa. ... had over 1,200 points and 800 rebounds during his career ... named all-tournament at Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament in 2001 ... averaged 16 points, a team-best nine rebounds, four assists and four steals as a junior ... helped lead Germantown to a 27-3 record and a number 17 national ranking by USA Today in 2000-01 ... averaged 12 points, six rebounds and two assists as a sophomore ... averaged 10 points, five rebounds and two assists as a freshman ... a four-year basketball letterman in high school ... team captain as a senior in 2001-02 ... coached in high school by Jim Fenerty ... also a standout soccer player as a prep ... scored 44 career goals as a freshman and sophomore at Germantown ... was a two-time all-league soccer selection.
Son of Gary Melchionni, a former two-time Duke team captain and All-ACC performer ... father was president of the Duke Alumni Association ... mother’s name is Karen ... older sister, Monica, attended Duke ... once interrupted the Duke old-timers’ game when he was six as he ran across the court toward the Blue Devil mascot ... a lifelong Duke fan ... was class president during his junior year of high school ... also involved in the Student Council, the Singing Patriots (a competitive performing group), Kids Teaching Kids and the Ambassador Club as a prep... hobbies include reading and playing video games ... favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... comes from excellent athletic pedigree ... in addition to his father, his uncle, Bill Melchionni, was a star player at Villanova as a collegian and with the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets as a pro ... uncle’s number was retired by both Villanova and the Nets ... uncles, Bob and Tom Melchionni, both played at Villanova ... cousin, Bill Melchionni, played basketball at Williams ... cousin, Keith Melchionni, lettered four years in lacrosse at Duke and was an honorable mention All-America ... cousin, Drew Melchionni, was a three-time lacrosse All-America at Virginia ... grandfather, William Holt Moore, played football at N.C. State ... majoring in history ... born Lee Matthew Melchionni on September 30, 1983, in Lancaster, Pa.