Niang on offense

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  1. St810s

    St810s Active Member

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    Niang must touch the ball on offense every time down the floor. The kid is just a playmaker.

    He is this team's Royce.
     
  2. Cyclonepride

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    He is as good as advertised on offense. Very smooth and good things happen while he's out there.
     
  3. tm3308

    tm3308 Well-Known Member

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    I don't see him as Royce yet. I actually do believe he can be that type of player eventually, though. But not this year. He's not a twig by any stretch, but Royce was much more physically mature.
     
  4. St810s

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    Also, he and Gibson are a match made in heaven. Love watching those two together on the offensive end.
     
  5. GMackey32

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    It seems they have chemistry down low already. It's amazing to watch them work together.
     
  6. State43

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    Agreed, but I wish he shot the 3 a lot less than he does.
     
  7. St810s

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    And did anyone see that fake dribble hand-off for a layup? I was having flashbacks.

    #Royce-esque
     
  8. scyclonekid

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    When we sub should we have Niang and Gibson both come in at the same time? They work well together down low.
     
  9. Go2Guy

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    GN had 15-pts and 6-assists.
     
  10. scyclonekid

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    Should Booker start?
     
  11. ThatllDoCy

    ThatllDoCy Well-Known Member

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    Georges is fun to watch already. He is going to get a lot of playing time, and similar to Ejim will be a young veteran of the Big 12.
     
  12. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

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    No. Gibson and Niang have both proven to be more effective players
     
  13. Clones85'

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    I got a bad feeling that Niang is really going to struggle in Big 12 play. I think the bigger, faster athletes will bother him
     
  14. Rabbuk

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    Booker is a starter more out of seniority than anything at this point.
     
  15. Seriously?
     
  16. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    he hasn't shot it as well lately as early in the season, but he only shot 2 tonight. I'm perfectly fine with that because he has proven at every level he has played on that he can make the shot. If he is shooting 5+ a game then i would have a problem with it. if he has it at the top and his man is giving him 5 feet of space then yes, take it. I guarantee Hoiberg has told him the same. but of course we'd rather have him inside and running the high-low with Gibson most of the time. he is very refined for only a freshman. excited to have him around for awhile @ ISU.
     
  17. St810s

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    I agree. Got to keep the defender honest. Especially when he has shown the ability to take his defender off the dribble.
     
  18. Go2Guy

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    I share that concern because his inside game / finishing shot may take a while to develop with limited leap ability; his outside game, energy and big body will be his best attributes.
     
  19. CynadoAlley

    CynadoAlley Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. And despite his great ability to take his man off the dribble, he's not exactly faster than him. When we get to Big12 play and he's facing more athletic guys, knocking down a three out there will help him get to the hoop tremendously.
    Love what we're seeing from him. I'm excited to see his game mature over the next 4 years.
     
  20. Wesley

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    Georges is a whirling dervish.
     

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