ISU’s Ejim named Big 12 Player of The Week


December 17th, 2012 by Jim Field

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State junior Melvin Ejim is the Big 12’s player of the week after leading the Cyclones past Drake on Saturday.

Ejim scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Iowa State beat the Bulldogs 86-77 in Des Moines. It was the fourth double-double of the season for Ejim, who now leads the Big 12 with 9.3 rebounds a game.

Ejim also leads the league with seven games of at least 10 rebounds. His 11 career double-doubles are the most of anyone in the Big 12.

Iowa State (8-3) plays at Missouri-Kansas City on Wednesday.