Pin Us
Like Us
Follow Us
Article Image
Courtesy: Athletics Communications

Ejim Heads To Russia For World University Games

Release: 07/03/2013
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Related Links
More from

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior forward Melvin Ejim will be a member of Canada’s 12-player World University Games team. The World University Games will be held in Kazan, Russia from July 6-17.

Ejim, a Toronto, Ontario native, and his Canadian teammates will open play Sunday against Sweden at 9:30 p.m. (CDT). Canada will also face the United States, Australia, the Czech Republic and United Arab Emirates in pool C. The first and second place teams in the four pools will advance to the medal round, which starts on July 14.

In June, Ejim joined the Canadian team in China where it went 9-0 during the Four Nations’ International Invitational Tournament.

Ejim averaged 11.3 points to go along with a Big 12-best 9.3 rebounds last season for Iowa State. He also notched 15 double-doubles, the most in the Big 12, en route to earning All-Big 12 Third-Team honors.

Ejim, who trained with the Nigerian National Team last summer, is the fourth Iowa State player to participate in the World University Games. He joins Victor Alexander (United States, 1989), Craig Brackins (United States, 2009) and Lucca Staiger (Germany, 2009).

Canada World University Games Schedule (all times central)
Sunday, July 7 – Sweden, 11:30 a.m.
Monday, July 8 – United Arab Emirates, 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 10 – Australia, 4 a.m.
Thursday, July 11 – Czech Republic, 11:30 a.m.
Friday, July 12 – United States, 4 a.m. (ESPN3)

More on Letterwinners Club
Club Board and Committees
Club Structure | Club Members | Board of Directors
Student-Athlete Affairs

Letterwinners Events and Reunions
Event Schedule | Hall of Fame | Nomination Form

Special Events
Cyclone Club | Cy's House of Trivia
Cyclone Tailgate Tour | Special Events With ISUAA

Miscellaneous Links
Letterwinners Club Merchandise
Letter Awards | Replacement Letter Ring

Strategic Plan
Cyclone Connections
Cyclone Sidebar
Farm Strong Slider
Cyclone Spotlight
2:00 Timeout
U.S. Cellular Text the Coach
Sweet Caroline
Fight Song