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Melvin Ejim - PF, 6'6, 220
Signed in Russia - Signed with Unics Kazan
       Date of birth: 03/04/1991
       Country: Canada/Nigeria
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Iowa State
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
24th July, 2014 Italy Signed a one year contract with Roma.
4th August, 2015 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
22nd October, 2015 NBA Waived by Orlando.
2nd November, 2015 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Erie BayHawks.
16th March, 2016 D-League Waived by Erie BayHawks.
16th March, 2016 Italy Signed for the remainder of the season with Venezia.
17th June, 2016 Italy Re-signed by Venezia to a one year contract.
12th July, 2017 Russia Signed a one year contract with Unics Kazan.
When: Where:
2010 - 2014 Iowa State (NCAA)
July 2014 San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
July 2014 - June 2015 Roma (Italy)
July 2015 Orlando Magic (Summer League)
August 2015 - October 2015 Orlando Magic (NBA)
November 2015 - March 2016 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
March 2016 - June 2017 Venezia (Italy)
July 2017 - present Unics Kazan (Russia)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 5: NCAA Power Forwards
2014-06-20

Melvin Ejim - Ejim scored a lot of points as a senior, including his 48 point outing versus TCU that got so much publicity. He is an explosive athlete who catches and finishes, spots up, finishes with authority, runs the floor and dunks as much as he can. He finishes high percentage looks, utilises a runner when driving and makes them appear through his physical tools. Ejim creates little in the post, utilising only fairly rudimentary footwork and having no touch, but he can always go over and finish with authority given half a yard.

Inadvertently, however, that 48 point outing also highlighted some of the flaws in his game. Ejim shot 20-24 from that night, which is brilliant, but there were only two three point attempts and six foul shoots on the way. It mattered not on that night, obviously, but he needs more of those and fewer twos. Ejim recognises this and is developing the three point stroke, hitting 34.7% of them last season in his first year of taking quite a lot of them and it needs to continue.

If it does, Ejim has a chance of making it as a small forward. At 6'6 and 220, this is how it's going to have to be. As of right now, Ejim is more of a face-up four, a very good rebounder for height but with little handle, high turnovers born out of his attempts to handle it anyway, and still working on his perimeter instincts. He runs some pick and roll, which is helpful, but through body type alone, small forward is the best bit. His rebounding will be a big advantage at that position, and while his perimeter defense is largely untested, he demonstrated a good motor that ought combine with his physical tools that make him projectable on that end. Can he further improve the shot, manage what Marcus Landry never quite did and stick around? Possibly. Maybe he ought go to the D-League and prove it.

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