, Mar 25 •
Iowa State’s trip to the Sweet 16 in New York City is only days away. The Cyclones practiced in Ames on Tuesday and before that went down, players were made available to the media. We caught up with the Big 12’s Player of the Year, Melvin Ejim, to pick his brain on Iowa State’s bout with UConn on Friday night.
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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.