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#3 Melvin Ejim
Position: Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
High School: Brewster Academy [N.H]
Experience: 2 Letters
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Release: 06/08/2010


Awards & Honors

ISU Male Athlete of the Year (14)
Big 12 Player of the Year - AP & Coaches (14)
Capital One Academic All-America First Team (14)
Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year (13, 14)
All-Big 12 First Team - AP & Coaches (14)
Big 12 All-Tournament Team (14)
Basketball Times All-America First Team (14)
USBWA All-America Second Team (14)
Associated Press All-America Second Team (14)
USA Today All-America Third Team (14) All-America Third Team (14)
Senior CLASS Award All-America First Team (14)
NABC All-District 8 First Team (14)
USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (14)
Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week (14)
Diamond Head Classic All-Tournament Team (14)
Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist (14)
Naismith Award Midseason Top-30 (14)
NABC Allstate Good Works Team Nominee (14)
All-Big 12 Third Team (13)
NABC All-District 8 Second Team (13)
Capital One Academic All-District 6 (13, 14)
Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award Finalist (13)
Team Co-Captain (13, 14)
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (12)
Academic All-Big 12 First-Team (12, 13, 14)
Iowa State Letterwinners Club All-Around Award (14)

Had one of the best seasons in school history, earning Big 12 Player of the Year honors (coaches & AP) and All-America honors from five organizations...was a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy...became fifth Academic All-American in school history, earning Capital One First-Team Academic All-America honors...was named Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second time...was also a Senior CLASS First-Team All-American...became fourth player in league history to record 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career...finished his career 12th in scoring (1,643), second in rebounding (1,051), tied for 10th in steals (146) and 15th in blocks (59)...also broke school record for games played (135) and games started (126)...recorded 32 career double-doubles...scored in double-figures 83 times and grabbed double-digit rebounds 42 times...only player in school history with 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 100 steals...started 33 games this season and was third in the Big 12 in scoring (17.8) and rebounding (8.4)...was the only player in a BCS conference to average 17 points and eight rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field and 34 percent from behind the arc...shot a career-best 50.5 percent from the field...his 606 points were the 14th-most scored by an ISU player in a single-season...grabbed 285 rebounds, the 19th-most by any Cyclone...ranked in the top-10 of the Big 12 in six statistical categories...scored a Big 12 record 48 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds vs. TCU...was 20-of-24 from the field against the Horned Frogs...broke nine Big 12 records in the game...the 48 points tied the most by a Division I player in 2013-14...had a 30-point, 16-rebound performance against Kansas State...missed first two games of the season after suffering a hyperextended knee in preseason practice...returned to score 22 points and nine rebounds as ISU upset No. 7 Michigan in a nationally televised showdown...had 24 points and 10 rebounds in Big 12 Tournament win against K-State...scored 19 points in NCAA Tournament win against North Carolina...had 17 points and eight boards against North Carolina Central in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Summer 2013
Played for Canada in the World University Games ... team finished fourth ... averaged 8.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game ... had eight points and seven boards in win over United States.

One of the best forwards in the Big 12, Ejim earned All-Big 12 Third-Team honors and was a NABC All-District 8 Second-Team selection...was honored as the inaugural Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year Award winner and was a Capital One Academic All-District 6 selection...named team co-captain and was a finalist for the Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award...started 34 games, averaging 11.3 points and 9.3 rebounds...became the first Cyclone to lead the Big 12 in rebounding (9.3 rpg) since Jackson Vroman (2004) and is just the third player in Big 12 history to lead the league in rebounding at 6-6 or shorter (Terry Black, Baylor; P.J. Tucker, Texas)...ranked 33rd nationally in rebounding...also led the Big 12 in double-doubles with 15, ranking 15th nationally...his 15 double-doubles ties for 10th on ISU’s single-season list...recorded a double-double against every team in the Big 12 during the season...shot 50.4 percent from the field (143-284 FG) to rank sixth in the league...also led the league in offensive rebounding (3.2) and was second in the conference in defensive rebounding (6.1)...totaled 326 boards to tie for sixth on ISU’s single-season list...recorded a team-high 20 double-digit rebounding efforts, tops in the Big 12...tallied 21 points and 11 rebounds vs. Drake to earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors...posted 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds vs. Texas...tallied a 23 points and snared 12 boards in the win over Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament...averaged 20.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and shot 60.8 pct. from the field in two Big 12 Tournament games...became the 30th member of the ISU 1,000-point club during the of three players (Jeff Grayer and Fred Hoiberg) in ISU history with 1,000 points, 700 rebounds and 100 steals.

One of Iowa State’s top post players, Ejim started 29 games, averaging 9.3 points and 6.6 rebounds...earned Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades and was a First-Team Academic All-Big 12 pick...third on the team with 33 steals...shot 48.9 percent from the field (112-229 FG) and 76.2 percent (80-105 FT) from the charity stripe...ranked seventh in the Big 12 in rebounding (6.6 rpg), recording six double-digit rebounding efforts...was second on the team with three double-doubles...posted 16 games with 10 or more points, including scoring in double figures in seven of his last nine games...averaged 11.1 points in his last nine Big 12 play, averaged 10.9 points and 7.1 rebounds, ranking sixth in the league in rebounding in conference games...recorded 15 points and eight rebounds vs. Kansas...totaled a season-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in ISU’s road win at Oklahoma...had a double-double (10 points, 14 rebounds) in a home victory vs. Oklahoma...notched a double-double vs. Missouri with 10 points and 13 rebounds...tallied 15 second-half points vs. No. 9 Baylor to Iowa State record a come-from-behind win.

Started 30 games in his freshman campaign, averaging 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds...shot 48.6 percent from the field (121-249 FG) and tallied 39 steals, second-best total on the of 13 Iowa State freshmen in school history to average double figures in scoring...recorded 214 boards, the third-best rookie total in school history...ranked 11th in the Big 12 in rebounding (6.7)...ranked third in the Big 12 in offensive rebounding (league games only) at 2.9 orpg...tied for the team lead in double-doubles with four, tying for fifth all-time among Iowa State freshmen...became the 19th freshman in school history to start in the season-opener (Northern Arizona) of only two freshmen in school history to score in double figures in his first six games...honored as the Big 12 Rookie of the Week twice (Nov. 22, Dec. 13)...named to the Global Sports Hy-Vee Challenge all-tournament team...scored a career-high 22 points (9-13 FG) vs. Creighton...recorded 18 points (7-11 FG) and 10 rebounds vs. Southeast Missouri State...posted a double-double against Oklahoma (19 points, 12 rebounds).

High School
Ranked as the 16th-best small forward in the class of 2010 according to at St. Mary’s Ryken where he made the 2007 Provincial team before transferring to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire...helped lead his team to a 34-4 record and a National Prep School Championship in 2010...averaged 13.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.5 assists in his final year (2009-10), helping him earn 2010 New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year honors...earned All-NEPSAC honors...averaged 12.3 points and 4.6 rebounds on one of the best prep school teams nationally in 2008-09...was teammates with Thomas Robinson (Kansas) and Givon Crump (Baylor) in 2009...played with Will Barton (Memphis), C.J. Fair (Syracuse) and Austin Carroll (Rutgers) in 2010...coached in prep school by Jason Smith...chose ISU over Boston College, Providence, UNLV and Butler.

Born March 4, 1991 in Toronto, Ontario...son of Elizabeth Omoghan...history major...competed with the Nigerian National team in the summer of 2012...member of the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honors Society...last name pronounced EDGE-um.

Career Superlatives
Double-Figure Points - 83
20+ Points - 19
30+ Points - 2
40+ Points - 1
Double-Figure Rebounds - 42
Double-Doubles - 32
3+ Steals - 11
2+ Blocks - 10


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