Ejim has been spectacular vs. fellow Brewster Academy alums

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Brewster Academy is a boarding school located in Wolfeboro, NH. If you are a Big 12 basketball fan, you have likely heard of Brewster Academy.

Former Iowa State star Craig Brackins played there. So did current Cyclone Melvin Ejim. So did Thomas Robinson (Kansas) and Andrew Fitzgerald (Oklahoma).

So far, Ejim has had four chances this season to go head-to-head with his former Brewster teammates. Physically, he surrenders 27 pounds to Fitzgerald (14th in the Big 12 in scoring) and four inches to Robinson (1st in rebounding, 3rd in scoring and 2nd in FG percentage).

Ejim has 11 double-figure scoring games this year and four of them came vs. KU and OU. His 21 points in Norman and 15 vs. the Jayhawks in Hilton are two of his top scoring games.

In fact, Ejim has averaged 14.5 points and 9.3 rebounds in the battles with Kansas and Oklahoma. His season averages are 9.0 points and 6.7 rebounds.

Perhaps, it is Ejim’s familiarity with the games of Robinson and Fitzgerald. Or, maybe he just gets amped up for those meetings.

Whatever the reason, Ejim has performed at his best level against the elite competition of Robinson and Fitzgerald.

Reader feedback is welcome at 2minutetimeout@iastate.edu. You can also follow me on Twitter at: twitter.com/SteveMalchow

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