Toronto's Ejim makes case to Raptors

Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:22 PM ET

When Melvin Ejim is done with basketball or basketball is done with Ejim, law school is in his future.

But over the next few weeks he’s putting together a case of a different sort, one for 30 NBA teams that is very special to him. You can call it the ‘Why you should draft Melvin Ejim’ case.

There’s plenty to like about Ejim the person and Ejim’s game.

He’s a mature 23-year-old coming off a solid senior season for the Iowa State Cyclones in which he was the Big 12 player of the year, an Academic All-American and a big reason why the Cyclones got all the way to the sweet 16 before losing to the eventual champs Connecticut.

Born and raised in Toronto but schooled in basketball in the U.S. since he was 15, Ejim has that ‘tweener’ label stuck on him. At 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, Ejim is small by NBA standards for a power forward, which is where he played in college.

The concern — and it’s certainly not one of his — from outsiders is that he may not be quick e


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