Melvin Ejim Nigerian National Team Update
Ejim's team played five games against Chinese professional teams.
"We won all five games against some really good competition," Ejim said. "I started in two games and have been playing a lot of quality minutes. I even had opportunities to play a little bit at two-guard. It was a great start on the tour for me."
Ejim is one of 15 players aiming for 12 spots on the Nigerian team. The team is currently in Houston and will play a series of exhibition games against Great Britain from June 20-24.
The squad will then be trimmed to 12 players after a trip to Brazil where the Nigerians have games scheduled against Brazil, Greece and New Zealand.
The Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be held in Venezuela from June 30-July 8. Nigeria will be one of 12 teams fighting for the final three spots at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, July 28-August 12.
"It has been a great experience so far," Ejim added. "Even if I don't make the team, I have set myself up for chances to be part of this program in the future."
Ejim was an Honorable Mention All-Big 12 pick in 2012, averaging 9.3 points and 6.6 rebounds.