Cyclone Sports Report: How do you thing Melvin projects on the college level?
Jason Smith: I really think he's going to have a solid college career. He's a versatile player who really excels on the defensive end of the court. He's legitimately 6-foot-6, 210-pounds but also has the frame to put on another 10-15 pounds during his career. His versatility is really shown in that he can cover two to three different positions.
CSR: What has he improved on the most in the last year?
JS: I would say his defense because what he has come to understand is that defense is the easiest way for him to get on the court. He's always been a solid offensive player but he's really become a great defender.
CSR: What are his biggest strengths on offensive end?
JS: His athleticism helps him slash to the basket and he really shoots the ball well. Overall, I'm expecting big things from him and I really think Iowa State is getting a good one.
CSR: What does he still need to improve on as a player?
JS: I would say his guard skills because he'll be a wing at the college level. He needs to keep working on his ballhandling skills in order be able to break people down off the dribble.
CSR: What type of person is Iowa State getting in Melvin Ejim?
JS: He's just a phenomenal kid who academically has a 3.6 grade point average. In his first year here at Brewster, his peers and teachers had him run for senior prefect which is essentially the same as student body president. As a first year student he barely lost to a student who had been here for four years. Iowa State is just getting a super kid. I'm really not surprised that he ended up there because nobody recruited Melvin longer or harder that Iowa State.