Melvin grew up a huge Tar Heels fan, but committed to their rivals, the Blue Devils, because they showed the 6-foot-1, 197-pounder the most initial interest. Additionally, Melvin liked the idea of playing early and the reputation that comes with a Duke education.
"I always wanted to go to Carolina," remarked Melvin. "That was my dream. Duke, they were on me, they were hounding me, [and] they showed me a lot of interest, though. That's why I committed early."
Nothing will change unless the Tar Heels extend an offer to Melvin, whose only offer thus far is from Duke. The All-Conference selection said he will stay committed to a school that has shown commitment to him, but even Melvin admits that Signing Day is still in the distant future.