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    25 Best MBB Freshman so far...

    Check this out:
    Basketball Prospectus | The Nation's Top 25 Freshmen

    Ejim checks in at number 22. No Harrison Barnes on the list.

    Go Melvin!



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    Re: 25 Best MBB Freshman so far...

    22. Melvin Ejim, Iowa State
    The Cyclones' offense this season features heavy doses of Diante Garrett, but in his supporting role Ejim simply makes shots. Ordinarily if I saw a 6-6 player making 64 percent of his twos I'd chalk it up to coaching genius/systemic factors. Does first-year coach Fred Hoiberg merit these accolades, or is Ejim just this good? Keep your attention focused on Ames, Iowa! (BONUS non-Selby Big 12 freshman note! Dig that crazy Andre Roberson at Colorado. Though he has zero starts to his name, his defensive rebounding is Kenneth Faried-like. Roberson also likes to commit steals.)

    Theres the read on Ejim, Great link! So many freshman not making the list like Selby, Momadu Seck, and Barnes to name a few.



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    Re: 25 Best MBB Freshman so far...

    While this is certainly great press for Melvin and ISU, its hard to take much from a list that includes players from South Dakota St, Vermont, Duquesne, Santa Clara, Harvard, and Detroit. Now I have no idea who any of those players are, and I'm sure they are all very good. But I feel pretty safe in thinking that Selby, Barnes, and Irving (even if he hasn't played a whole lot) are all better than these players.



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    Re: 25 Best MBB Freshman so far...

    Context.



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    Re: 25 Best MBB Freshman so far...

    Good for Melvin! What impresses me even more is the way he carries himself on the court. It's almost Hoibergesque.



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    Re: 25 Best MBB Freshman so far...

    And yes, that is a word.



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    Re: 25 Best MBB Freshman so far...

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneJames View Post
    While this is certainly great press for Melvin and ISU, its hard to take much from a list that includes players from South Dakota St, Vermont, Duquesne, Santa Clara, Harvard, and Detroit. Now I have no idea who any of those players are, and I'm sure they are all very good. But I feel pretty safe in thinking that Selby, Barnes, and Irving (even if he hasn't played a whole lot) are all better than these players.
    you have to be impressed that the writer is educated enough to even know about alot of those guys, instead of just following the crowd and going down any top recruits list from last year



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    Re: 25 Best MBB Freshman so far...

    Based on production, I can buy this list. The writer does point out his reasons for not including some of the better freshmen in the country, though.


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    Re: 25 Best MBB Freshman so far...

    Ejim and Godfrey are playing very well for Freshmen in a BCS conf. Especially Ejim. Comparing scoring ave., rebounds, etc. between teams is impossible due to surrounding cast members. I am sure Harrison Barnes or Selby would be showing some glossy numbers given equal opportunities at ISU.



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    Re: 25 Best MBB Freshman so far...

    I like all of our freshmen.



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    Re: 25 Best MBB Freshman so far...

    Quote Originally Posted by nfrine View Post
    Check this out:
    Basketball Prospectus | The Nation's Top 25 Freshmen

    Ejim checks in at number 22. No Harrison Barnes on the list.

    Go Melvin!
    Good recognition for Melvin! Doug McDermott should be on there. He has scored in double figures in 14 game this season. That is as many as any freshman in the nation.


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