Off to Russia goes Melvin Ejim

According to an Iowa State press release, Iowa State’s senior forward Melvin Ejim will participate in the World University Games representing Canada in Kazan, Russia from July 6-17. 

Ejim’s Canadian team will begin its play on Sunday against Sweden at 9:30 p.m. Iowa time. Per the Iowa State release, Canada will also go head-to-head with the United States, Australia, the Czech Republic and United Arab Emirates in pool C. 

Ejim averaged 11.3 points and 9.3 rebounds as a junior for Iowa State as was named an All-Big 12 Third-Team member.  

Canada World University Games Schedule (all times central)

Sunday, July 7 – Sweden, 9:30 p.m.

Monday, July 8 – United Arab Emirates, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10 – Australia, 2 p.m.

Thursday, July 11 – Czech Republic, 9:30 p.m.

Friday, July 12 – United States, 2 p.m. (ESPN3)

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.