Three former Cyclones in Haliburton, Ejim & Weiler-Babb competing for Olympic Rosters

Three former Iowa State men’s basketball players are competing to suit up for Olympic rosters this summer.

Former Cyclone stars Tyrese Haliburton (USA), Melvin Ejim (Canada), and Nick Weiler-Babb (Germany) qualified for teams ahead of the tournament that begins July 27.

Note: We previously published that each of the three had made the final rosters for the Olympics, however not all teams have made all of their cuts yet.

NBA guard Tyrese Haliburton will represent the United States as he was
announced to the final 12-member roster.

The two-time All-Star will make his fourth appearance with Team USA, as he was a part of the FIBA World Cup team last summer, the U19 World Cup team in 2019, and the U.S. Select Team In 2021.

The former Cyclone is coming off his best season as a pro averaging 20.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 10.9 assists per game for the Indiana Pacers and leading them to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2014.

Melvin Ejim will could once again be a part of a talented Canadian National Team. The 6-foot-6 forward enters his fourth year with the team playing 42 games in that time frame.

Ejim will have a strong claim for a spot on the team after his recent performances in the World Cup success last year.

The former Cyclone has been playing over in Spain for Baloncesto Málaga. He averaged 6.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

Canada is currently at 20 players with eight left to be cut.

Nick Weiler-Babb will make his Olympic debut for the German National Team.

The former Cyclone missed out on playing in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2023 due to an injury but has since been playing over in Germany for FC Bayern Munich.

Weiler-Babb averaged 6.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game
for FC Bayern Munich.

Germany’s roster currently sits at 16 with four cuts with remaining.