When Lee Melchionni was not busy getting some man love from former teammate, Sheldon Williams, Melchionni played the power forward position for the Duke Blue Devils. Then came the day that he was not looking forward to: graduation. After leaving Duke, Melchionni was left with the option of playing for Cimberio Novara in the Italian league while many of his Blue Devil buddies were on their way to the NBA.
Things may be turning around for Mr. Melchionni. He is going to be a sports agent at Wasserman Media Group (WMG) under Arn Tellem.
Melchionni has been recently quoted saying,
“It’s a pretty impressive client list,” Melchionni said recently. “[Tellem] is almost the Godfather of sports agents. He’s someone you look at to see how it’s done. His clients are like an extension of his family.” [Starting a career].
I do not really expect Melchionni to say anything less of his future employer,
especially while he is currently living in Tellem’s house. I guess that Italian league salary just did not cut it. Hopefully Melchi can handle 7 hours a day at the WMG office,
followed by night classes at Loyala Marymount Law School, and ending with some nice dinner discussions at the Tellem family table.