Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana bolstered its frontcourt by adding versatile forward Melvin Ejim, the club announced Sunday. Ejim (2.01 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Buducnost VOLI Podgorica, where he averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 19 7DAYS EuroCup games last season. He had one of his best games - 20 points, 8 rebounds, 23 PIR - in Top 16 Round 6 against Cedevita, a do-or-die showdown for both teams that allowed Buducnost to reach the EuroCup Playoffs. Ejin also helped Buducnost win the Montenegrin double - league and cup titles - in 2021. Before that he played two seasons with UNICS Kazan in Russia and one with Unicaja Malaga in Spain. Ejim started his professional career career with Virtus Roma of Italy, with which he made his EuroCup debut in the 2014-15 campaign. He spent one season with Erie Bay of the D-League before joining Umana Reyer Venice in March 2016 and playing the next season and a half there. Ejim helped Reyer win the 2017 Italian championship and was named MVP of the finals. He is also a member of the Canadian national team, with which he won the gold medal at the 2015 Tuto Marchand Cup and silver at the 2015 Pan American Games.