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 Mel Weldon
Mel Weldon
Position:
Basketball

Mel Weldon '76

- Although he played just two years on the Heights, Weldon had a tremendous impact on the program's fortunes. BC was mired in a four-year postseason drought when he arrived from junior college and breathed life into a listless 11-14 team.

- In Weldon's first year, the 1973-74 Eagles improved to 21-9 and reached the NIT quarterfinals. The following year, he served as team captain. Led by his speed and defensive play, BC again recorded a 21-9 mark and reached the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.

- He averaged more than 10 points per game and served as the team's main playmaker. Perhaps Weldon's finest individual performance came against Providence in Roberts Center, when he scored 30 points, including the last 10 of the game from the free throw line.

- After graduation, Weldon played professionally in Venezuela before returning to live in his native New Jersey.

- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991.