Poll: Pick Iowa State’s MVP

It is a fascinating conversation and in reality, no opinion here is wrong. 

Who is Iowa State’s MVP?

Three men are legitimate candidates. Along with DeAndre Kane and Melvin Ejim, Georges Niang has an argument. But it is very rare for Iowa State to have two legitimate candidates to be the Big 12’s Player of the Year. Let’s narrow it down to two. 

The resumes… (all stats are during Big 12 play only)

In Big 12 play, Ejim is currently tied for the league’s lead in scoring (with West Virginia’s Juwan Staten) at 19.6 points per game. Ejim is also the league’s second leading rebounder during that span at 8.6 boards per game (behind OU’s Ryan Spangler). 

And then there is Iowa State’s "drought stopper," Kane. The senior point guard currently ranks seventh on the league’s scoring chart, first in assists and is tied for 20th in rebounding. 

You, the Cyclone Fanatic, know this team better than most. We want to know what you think. If you had to vote today, which one of these Cyclones is the MVP? 

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.