YMCA CCL Recap for Sunday, June 27

By Chris Williams, Publisher

Here is a look at how current and future Cyclones performed during action at last night’s YMCA Capital City League competition.

Melvin Ejim – This freshman-to-bedropped 40 points, while going 13-of-13 from the free throw line. Ejim also hit 3-of-5 3-pointers on the night. Ejim ripped down 20 rebounds for his Tim Forland Photography team as well, with five steals.

Bubu Palo – Iowa State’s red-shirt freshman point guard scored 17 points, while going 3-for-3 from 3-point range and 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Palo also recorded eight rebounds, while dishing out three assists.

Diante Garrett – DG scored 28 points, while going 11-of-15 from the field and 2-of-2 from behind the arc. Garrett recorded eight assists and seven rebounds on the night as well.

Darion “Jake” Anderson – Iowa State’s Northern Illinois transfer led his Granite Transformations roster with 27 points, while going 10-of-17 from the field. Anderson also handed out four assists in the game.

Chris Babb – Iowa State’s Penn State transfer scored 25 points, while knocking down 6-of-9 3-point shots on the night. Babb also dished out five assists with four rebounds.

DeMarcus Phillips – DeMarcus scored 22 points on Sunday night, while going 9-of-19 from the field. He only shot 3-of-9 from the free throw line. Phillips also had six rebounds and two assists in the game.


– Scott Christopherson and Jamie Vanderbeken did not compete on Sunday night.

– I’m being told that Iowa State’s Eric McKnight is suffering from a high ankle sprain. He should be jogging again by the end of the week and playing in two weeks. Nothing major at all.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football’s postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines’ top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO.

Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio.

When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.