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    Re: Niang on offense

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    Agreed, but I wish he shot the 3 a lot less than he does.
    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.



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    Re: Niang on offense

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik4Cy View Post
    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.
    I agree. Got to keep the defender honest. Especially when he has shown the ability to take his defender off the dribble.



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    Re: Niang on offense

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    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
    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.



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    Re: Niang on offense

    Quote Originally Posted by St810s View Post
    I agree. Got to keep the defender honest. Especially when he has shown the ability to take his defender off the dribble.
    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.



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    Re: Niang on offense

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    Re: Niang on offense

    I would worry about Niang in conference play if he was the go to guy, but since he works best as a role player, he commands less attention and has more opportunity 1 on 1. Down low though, he will get blocked a lot I think.



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    Re: Niang on offense

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    I would worry about Niang in conference play if he was the go to guy, but since he works best as a role player, he commands less attention and has more opportunity 1 on 1. Down low though, he will get blocked a lot I think.
    He played against some of the toughest AAU had to offer and did just fine. Practiced against Nerlens Noel every day in practice, where I'm sure he learned a thing or two about shot selection. he has a knack for scoring and knows how to not get his shot blocked. Not worried



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    Re: Niang on offense

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    He played against some of the toughest AAU had to offer and did just fine. Practiced against Nerlens Noel every day in practice, where I'm sure he learned a thing or two about shot selection. he has a knack for scoring and knows how to not get his shot blocked. Not worried
    Playing AAU ball and playing against Jeff Withey and players of that caliber are two completely and totally separate stories. AAU ball he was playing against other 18 year old kids. Now he's going to be playing against people potentially 5 years older than he is. It's not a question of if he'll hit the freshman wall but more when.



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    Re: Niang on offense

    To go along with peteypie people have been knacking Georges about how he won't be able to compete because of his lack of athletic ability ever since high school. He is so technically sound and has such a high basketball IQ he outperforms the more athletic players. I am not worried at all. I feel more comfortable with the ball in Georges' hand than any other player



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    Re: Niang on offense

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
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    Re: Niang on offense

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Playing AAU ball and playing against Jeff Withey and players of that caliber are two completely and totally separate stories. AAU ball he was playing against other 18 year old kids. Now he's going to be playing against people potentially 5 years older than he is. It's not a question of if he'll hit the freshman wall but more when.
    Whitey may be the the only better shot blocker than Noel he sees all year, again, not worried.



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    Re: Niang on offense

    Quote Originally Posted by peteypie View Post
    He played against some of the toughest AAU had to offer and did just fine. Practiced against Nerlens Noel every day in practice, where I'm sure he learned a thing or two about shot selection. he has a knack for scoring and knows how to not get his shot blocked. Not worried
    I agree. I have no worries about this.


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    Re: Niang on offense

    Team defense is what I'm "worried" about. He's played against great players but AAU doesn't play team defense like the conference foes he will face. He'll adapt.



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    Re: Niang on offense

    He gets his shot from very, very good footwork, making it really hard to block.



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    Re: Niang on offense

    We should be trying to get the ball to Georges on the block every possession. He's tough to stop 1-on-1 and he's a great passer. The only reason he might struggle against more athletic players is if he is out of position on the floor. His ability to get his shot up is the reason Fred said "players hate him."


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