AMES, Iowa -- The Big 12 Player of the Year, Melvin Ejim, returned from Italy Thursday, but he’s going back Friday.
The reason for the short trip: The Eji-nator. It's a burger at Okoboji Grill in Ames.
Ejim loaded it up with ingredients from his home country: Canadian bacon, maple syrup, guacomole, and pepper jack cheese.
NBA teams passed on Ejim, but he's excited to play in Europe. Ejim fell in love with Italy when Iowa State played in Rome during his freshman season.