Umana Reyer Venezia (Italy-Serie A) has acquired the services of Melvin Ejim (198 cm, Iowa State’14) for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. Ejim is a 24-year-old Canadian-Nigerian player was a former member of the Canadian national team in 2014 and 2015. He heads back to Europe after spending most of the 2015-16 season playing in the NBA D-League for the Eerie Bay Hawks. In 39 games Melvin was able to register averages of 14.6 ppg and 7.7 rpg.
He played his rookie season as a pro in Italy for Virtus Acea Roma (Serie A). Ejim appeared in 18 games for Virtus Acea in the Eurocup and registered averages of 8.1 ppg and 4.3 rpg. He also played 29 games in the domestic Italian league and there he managed to put together averages of 7.7 ppg and 6.3 rpg.