Melvin Ejim is moving to Rome

Melvin Ejim might eventually play in the NBA, but it won’t be during the 2014-15 basketball season. 

Ejim, last season’s Big 12 Player of the Year, announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he has signed a contract to play in Rome. 

"I’m very excited to begin my pro career playing for Virtus Roma.I’ve heard great things about the Club & I can’t wait to move to Rome," Ejim tweeted.

He added, "I look forward to this next chapter of my career and the challenge of competing in one of the top leagues in Europe."

Ejim averaged 17.8 points and 8.4 rebounds last year for the Cyclones. Ejim is the second-leading rebounder in the history of Iowa State basketball. 

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.