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    Ejim at the 4

    I know this kid was recruited at the 3. Will he be subject to play the four his whole career as a result of the roster. He is doing an excellent job at the 4, don't get me wrong, but it would be nice to see what he could do with a little experience under his belt at the small forward spot.




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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    Ejim is extremely athletic, but he is more cut out at the 4 because he doesn't possess the skill set to be a 3. He is under sized at the 4, but I think he does an excellent job.



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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    Hard to say. One would think that if he had the skill to take a guy off the dribble from outside, he'd be doing that now, particularly if he is defended by a typical 4.



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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    He'll definitely play the 4 next year, as Clyburn slides in at the 3.

    If he develops his guard skillset, he could move over to the 3 his senior year as Niang and Gibson should be starting at the 4 & 5 by then.



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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    Either way, I love the way he plays. He's been a real difference maker this year, doing whatever needs to be done.



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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    Hes basically a 3 anyway... always on the wing, rarely posting up.

    Just a scrappy player.



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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    Quote Originally Posted by xboxfever View Post
    Ejim is extremely athletic, but he is more cut out at the 4 because he doesn't possess the skill set to be a 3. He is under sized at the 4, but I think he does an excellent job.
    This is exactly the case. Ejim is a 4 all the way because his shooting and ball handling is limited for a 3. He's not the ideal size at the 4, but he seems to make up for that with effort.

    He also benefits greatly from playing with Royce, who draws a lot of attention when he drives to the hole. That leaves Ejim open for some very nice passes/ lay-ups.



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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    He's a great 4 when we're playing uptempo and with Royce as the only post. When compared to other 4s, he hits the 3 pretty dang well.

    I hope he develops into more of a 3, but that is to be determined.



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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Either way, I love the way he plays. He's been a real difference maker this year, doing whatever needs to be done.
    Perfect way to describe him. He has gotten to so many 50/50 balls or created opportunities for loose balls for our team.

    Best thing yet... His career is not even half over. Could go down as one of the greatest Cyclone favorites.



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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    Melvin seems like the type of fellow who doesn't care. He just busts his *** to do as much as he can for the team



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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    I don't think he'd ever play the three in the sort of system Fred seems to favor. Obviously coaches tweak the system based on personnel, but I'm not certain the 3 is ever in Melvin's future. Which is fine, because he plays great with his current role.



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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    There really aren't traditional positions anymore.

    I like his ability to play the 4 and the 3. If they continue to work on his shooting ability and he increases his 3 pt percentage to say 25 - 30 % next year, with him and Clyburn rotating at the 3/4 depending on matchups, it will create nightmares for opposing coaches.

    You will have a 6'6 guy in Ejim and a 6'7 guy in Clyburn. you put a big guy on them, they drive around. You put a smaller guy on them...they shoot the 3! Loving the possibilities!


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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    The 4 position suits his skill set better. I think he may play the 3 as a senior, depending on how the rest of our roster looks and his ball handling development. Next year, with Clyburn and Babb on the roster, he will mostly be a 4 again.



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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone9 View Post
    He's a great 4 when we're playing uptempo and with Royce as the only post. When compared to other 4s, he hits the 3 pretty dang well.

    I hope he develops into more of a 3, but that is to be determined.
    22.7% on the season. A lot of 4's could do that if they shot as many 3's as him.



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    Re: Ejim at the 4

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
    22.7% on the season. A lot of 4's could do that if they shot as many 3's as him.
    He needs the red light to be thrown up. Him and Royce both.



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