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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    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.



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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I don't know if "appreciation" is a strong enough word.

    Maybe "admiration." Maybe something stronger?
    I should have gone with nonsexual man crush.



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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

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



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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by nj829 View Post
    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!
    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.


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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    "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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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    So there are 25 NBA scouts with the name "EJIM" circled at the top of their game notebooks. That doesn't hurt. He's sort of an NBA tweener, but he plays way bigger than 6-6.



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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal2001 View Post
    And for a serious post, Ejim proved he was the glue of the Cyclone team this season. He's the leader!
    Yup.



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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    Dude is a beast and there is no doubt he's our best player.



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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    This team is going to be very good. I'm not convinced that we don't have a shot at a conf title. Ejim, Niang and Hogue are a load for any team to deal with down low especially on the boards...but then you add Kane down low who can also post up at will and this team has the potential to give any team match up problems. Like Ejim said in the post game..this team may not be as prolific of a three point shooting team but this team can abuse you down low and is a far better defensive team. Add some occasional threes and this team has loads of upside.



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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    If Ejim stays healthy all year, he has a legit shot at becoming only the 3rd player in ISU history with 1000 rebounds.

    We only won today because of him. Ejim = beast.



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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    Our off the bench guy (Ejim) was tougher than anyone Big Blue offered out there.


    Carrying the banner for ISU.


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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    Quote Originally Posted by kentkel View Post
    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!
    Rusty? Bionic men don't get rusty



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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    Thanks for starting this thread. Great idea!! What impressed me the most tonight was 1) he didn't seem rusty at all, and 2) he has added some new inside moves that he did not have last year. It is always fun to watch a player develop over the years, but in Ejim's case, the improvement has been unMELievable.



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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    I would say spending the summer playing for Canada in the World University Games helped.


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    Re: *** Ejim Appreciation Thread ***

    Truely one of our greats and he hasn't played his senior season yet. Just a great example of everything that is good about college athletics. I am going to love watching him play this year. Great player. Just keeps getting better.



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