CHICAGO - It is nothing new, but, once again, Melvin Ejim is a man on a mission.
The Brampton native has always flown under the radar and that continues to be the case, even though he is the reigning Big 12 Conference player of the year and the owner of the conference record for points in a game (48 earlier this year in his senior season for Iowa State).
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound second-team All-American played power forward for the Cyclones, but will likely have to move to the small forward spot to catch on in the NBA.
He’s considered a potential second-round selection, despite his prowess on the court, his academic success and high-calibre character.
While NBA teams often look at four-year college players negatively, Ejim thinks his maturity should help his cause.
“Any time you can be more mature, grow up a little bit, that helps you in any situation,” he said Thursday.