*** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

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  1. GrindingAway

    GrindingAway Well-Known Member

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    I stepped away for a bit to eat. Seriously how does this thread not already exist.

    Melvin last year was great but based on this game he's really stepped it up. Amazing game and probably not 100%.

    In ISU history this was the equivalent of Willis Reed playing in MSG.
     
  2. klamath632

    klamath632 Well-Known Member

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    Not too shabby for a glue guy!
     
  3. Cyclonesince78

    Cyclonesince78 Well-Known Member

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    UNNNNNNNNNNNNN DEEEEEEEEEEE FEEEEEEEEEAT EDDDDDDDDDDD
     
  4. Cyhart

    Cyhart Well-Known Member

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    We probably lose if Ejim hadnt been able to go.
    Thank god he was able.
     
  5. Dryburn

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    This has the potential to be a very special team. He has some help now with the rebounding with Hogue, Niang, and Kane. If the outside shooting can just pick up a little bit...could be a very good year.
     
  6. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

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    Ejim looks even better this year
     
  7. inCyteful

    inCyteful Active Member

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    And I will ask again how he is NOT on the Wooden Watch List.
     
  8. cyclonenation5

    cyclonenation5 Active Member

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    The talk about his improved ball handling was absolutely 100% true. Guy can do it all.
     
  9. nj829

    nj829 Well-Known Member

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    He may be the best leader we have had at ISU in years. No way in years past ISU wins this game based on chemistry issues and too many guys wanting to be "the man" at this point. Thought some players were pressing too hard to start today and Ejim came in and suddenly everyone knew their role and ISU got it going. Going to be a fun ride for him this year I hope!
     
  10. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if "appreciation" is a strong enough word.

    Maybe "admiration." Maybe something stronger?
     
  11. kentkel

    kentkel Well-Known Member

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    This x1000! I expected him to be rusty - but he was, in my estimation the best player on the floor (with NS of Mich a close second). I am so glad we had him today - I agree with another poster, we do not win this without him!
     
  12. Cardinal2001

    Cardinal2001 Well-Known Member

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    He's too small. We need more big guys.
     
  13. MeanDean

    MeanDean Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Could you imagine Dickie V. praising his "hands" based on how troubled he was holding on to the ball as a frosh? Love his drive and enthusiasm. And skills.
     
  14. BringBackJohnny

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    Melvin cemented himself as a cyclone legend tonight. He was the best player on the court with 1.5 legs. Much love to Melvin tonight for repetrsenting the cyclones well.

    Best thread of the night
     
  15. Cyclonepride

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    Whenever I hear anyone talking about a player as if what he is is what he always will be, I will have a one word answer.

    Melvin. He's added new dimensions every year.
     
  16. Stormin

    Stormin Well-Known Member

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    Yes. A BIG Thank You to Melvin Ejim. A truly great Cyclone. You chose to become a Cyclone while some other guy I can't remember snubbed us and went someplace else. Thank you Melvin.
     
  17. GrindingAway

    GrindingAway Well-Known Member

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    I should have gone with nonsexual man crush.
     
  18. Cardinal2001

    Cardinal2001 Well-Known Member

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    And for a serious post, Ejim proved he was the glue of the Cyclone team this season. He's the leader!
     
  19. kentkel

    kentkel Well-Known Member

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    We don't win this game at this point in the year with last year's team - Ejim talked on the post game with DV about the biggest difference between the two ISU teams - we are BETTER on 'D.' We got stops down the stretch and didn't let them get back into it. It stayed a 3 possession game with under 45sec to go & that was huge.
     
  20. CyArob

    CyArob Well-Known Member

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    "I told Melvin if you get the green light I'm going to GRADUALLY ease you back into this thing. I think I sat him 2 mins." - Hoiberg
     

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