|Born||May 3, 1976|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Lakewood (Salemburg, North Carolina)|
|College||NC State (1994–1998)|
|WNBA draft||1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall|
|Selected by the Cleveland Rockers|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
A 6'3" (1.90 m) forward, Melvin entered the WNBA in 1999, and played for the Cleveland Rockers, the Washington Mystics, and the Chicago Sky over twelve seasons in the league. She recorded WNBA career averages of 9.7 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game. Melvin has also played professionally in Italy, Israel, Spain, Poland, Russia the ABL, and China.
During a game at the UIC Pavilion on August 15, 2007, Melvin's left eye was dislodged from its socket after Shameka Christon of the New York Liberty accidentally struck Melvin's face as the two were battling for a rebound. Melvin was treated at the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center, where her eye went back into its socket by itself. She was able to return to the arena to participate in Fan Appreciation Night activities after the game. Melvin suffered scratches to her cornea, but no skull fractures or vision loss.
Melvin played for Asia Aluminum Basketball Club in China during the 2008–09 WNBA off-season. She returned to the Mystics for the 2009 season; she had played there previously from 2004–07.
Melvin attended and played basketball for North Carolina State University from 1994 to 1998. In 1996-7, she was named a Kodak All-American. She led the Wolfpack to a Final Four appearance in her senior season and set an NCAA semifinal record by scoring 37 points in the Wolfpack's loss to Louisiana Tech on March 27, 1998.
- Chas44, Melvin's blog