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Ejim, Kane recognized by Associated Press

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications. 

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior Melvin Ejim has been named a Second-Team Associated Press All-American, it was announced Monday. ISU’s DeAndre Kane was an honorable mention honoree.

Ejim led the Cyclones averaging 17.8 points and was named Big 12 Player of the Year. The forward also averaged 8.4 rebounds per game. Ejim is the only player in a BCS conference averaging at least 17 points and eight rebounds, while shooting 50 percent from the field and 34 percent from behind the arc.

Ejim is the fifth Cyclone to earn a spot on the AP’s first, second or third teams, joining Jamaal Tinsley (2001), Marcus Fizer (2000), Jeff Grayer (1988) and Gary Thompson (1957).

Ejim has now been named an All-American by four different outlets.

Kane averaged 17.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists. He was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and has been honored as an All-American by five outlets.

First-Team

Doug McDermott, Creighton
Jabari Parker, Duke
Russ Smith, Louisville
Shabazz Napier, UCONN
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati

Second-Team

Melvin Ejim, Iowa State
Nick Johnson, Arizona
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
T.J. Warren, N.C. State
Nik Stauskas, Michigan

Third-Team

Cleanthony Early, Wichita State
Kyle Anderson, UCLA
Julius Randle, Kentucky
C.J. Fair, Syracuse
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida

 

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