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    Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    Hope he makes it. Not sure if the team will though.

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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    Awesome for Melvin; I hope I get to watch him in the Olympics, but PLEASE, PLEASE don't get injured!


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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    good for him. Great opportunity. Hope he makes it.


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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    there are 15 players trying for 12 spots. I hope he gets one.



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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    Excellent opportunity for him!



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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    Couldn't bring up the article....why Nigeria? Isn't he from Canada? Either way, I hope he makes it. I can't imagine that the team couldn't use such a complete player and hard worker as Melvin.



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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Couldn't bring up the article....why Nigeria? Isn't he from Canada? Either way, I hope he makes it. I can't imagine that the team couldn't use such a complete player and hard worker as Melvin.
    The article said his parents are Nigerian


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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    I assume he mustve received an email from one of the princes of nigeria offering him an urgent opportunity. All he had to do was email back his information including bank account number and he could play for nigeria in the olympics.



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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Couldn't bring up the article....why Nigeria? Isn't he from Canada? Either way, I hope he makes it. I can't imagine that the team couldn't use such a complete player and hard worker as Melvin.
    shades of Becky Hammon?

    EDIT: No wait, his folks are Nigerian. Never mind.


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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    I was going to say that I hoped we'd see Ejim shooting for a spot on the Canadian national team someday, assuming they were more competitive in international competition. It appears, however, that Nigeria is actually higher in the national rankings. Didn't expect that.



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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    Yeah, you'd hope with them only cutting three players, he has a good shot (assuming someone may get an injury as well).

    This would be great for him in terms of summer competition and, ultimately, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Best of luck Melvin!



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    Re:Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    That is surprising considering some of the really good kids that have come out of Canada recently. Maybe my perspective is a bit skewed from our luck in that regard.



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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    Quote Originally Posted by CapnCy View Post
    Yeah, you'd hope with them only cutting three players, he has a good shot (assuming someone may get an injury as well).

    This would be great for him in terms of summer competition and, ultimately, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Best of luck Melvin!
    Unless he goes pro and dominates. Then he'll be in the Olympics all the time.


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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

    Good for Melvin, and best of luck to him.

    I wonder...could Bubu try out for the Ghana National team?


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    Re: Melvin Trying out for Olympic Team...from Nigeria!

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    Good for Melvin, and best of luck to him.

    I wonder...could Bubu try out for the Ghana National team?
    It all depends on the specific nation's rules. Beck Hammon, who I mentioned earlier, played for the Russian National team, and I don't believe she has any Russian heritage at all. She just wanted to play in the Olympics.


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