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Melvin Ejim
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Ejim runs past Notre Dame's Zach Auguste
No. 3 - Iowa State Cyclones
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Personal information
Born                           March 4, 1991 (1991-03-04) (age 33)
                                    Toronto, ON
Nationality                 Canadian
Listed height            6 ft 6 in ( m)
Listed weight           220 lbs ( kg)
Career information
High school             Brewster Academy
                                  Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
College career               2010-present (14 years)
Career history
2010-present                Iowa State Cyclones
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Big 12 Third Team (2013)
  • All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2012)
  • Diamond Head Classic All-Tournament Team (2014)
ESPN.com Profile [1]

Melvin Ejim is a Canadian college basketball player who currently plays for the Iowa State Cyclones of the NCAA Division I. The

High school career[]

Melvin Ejim attended Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, NH). He chose to attend Iowa State over other choices such as Boston College, Butler, Colorado, and Providence.

College career[]

Freshman[]

In his freshman year at Iowa State, Melvin Ejim was often overshadowed by current professional basketball player Diante Garrett, who easily led the team in points. The team finished with a putrid record of 16-16, falling to last in the Big 12 Conference due to a 3-13 conference record.

Sophomore[]

A far more successful season ensued for the team, but not for Melvin Ejim statistically. Newly transferred redshirt sophomore Royce White led the team in scoring. Iowa State, though, finally finished the season with a strong 23-11 record, earning a #8 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Junior[]

In Ejim's junior year at Iowa State, he proved his rebounding ability, finishing the season with an excellent 9.3 rebounds per game, easily leading the team. But this apparently seemed to have no impact on Iowa State's success, as they fell to fourth place in the Big 12 Conference.

Senior[]

Melvin Ejim's senior year held the greatest moments of his collegiate career. On February 8, 2014, Ejim scored a conference record for most points in a single game after reaching 48. This passed Michael Beasley and Denis Clemente, who both were tied for 44. Melvin Ejim eventually led the team in points, averaging almost 20 by the end of the season. Also, with recent Marshall transfer DeAndre Kane coming in the picture for Iowa State, the team went on to win its first 14 regular season games, later breaking down after being handed out their first loss by the Oklahoma Sooners.

International career[]

2008 Nike Global Challenge[]

After enormous success throughout his high school basketball career, Ejim was allowed to participate in the 2008 Nike Global Challenge, an 8-team , 16-game tournament that "features the top high school and U-19 basketball players from the best International Teams in the World" and is "played under FIBA rules, just like the Olympics," according to the tournament's official website. There he played just three games and averaged 5.7 PPG and most notably 4.0 RPG.

2009 Nike Global Challenge[]

Next year, he was again allowed to participate in the 2009 edition of the same tournament, where he was clearly not as successful, averaging 3.7 PPG in three games played.

2013 Universiade[]

After becoming a part of the Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball program, Melvin Ejim again represented his country, Canada, in the 2013 Universiade held in Kazan, Russia. His team failed to medal or finish in 4th place.

See also[]

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