Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 49
  1. #16
    Addict
    Points: 105,035, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Erik4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Urbandale, IA
    Posts
    8,999
    Points
    105,035
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,115
    Given: 1,011

    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.



  2. #17
    Starter
    Points: 17,680, Level: 40
    Level completed: 54%, Points required for next Level: 370
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    St810s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    932
    Points
    17,680
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 1

    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.



  3. #18
    Addict
    Points: 83,658, Level: 89
    Level completed: 95%, Points required for next Level: 92
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    5,767
    Points
    83,658
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 371
    Given: 620

    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.



  4. #19
    Pro
    Points: 42,370, Level: 63
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 580
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Social25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CynadoAlley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Akron, IA
    Posts
    2,408
    Points
    42,370
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 419
    Given: 392

    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.



  5. #20
    Speechless
    Points: 459,823, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    69,953
    Points
    459,823
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,212
    Given: 1,962

    Re: Niang on offense

    Georges is a whirling dervish.


    Let Prohm's Posse Ride: Georges, Georgios, 3sus, Hallice, Deonte, Abdel, Monte, Matt, and McKaT.

  6. #21
    Legend
    Points: 212,105, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 54.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranSocial
    State43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    13,725
    Points
    212,105
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,435
    Given: 746

    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.



  7. #22
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 84,500, Level: 90
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 1,050
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    peteypie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    4,940
    Points
    84,500
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,312
    Given: 1,807

    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



  8. #23
    Speechless
    Points: 449,318, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Rochester, MN
    Posts
    24,694
    Points
    449,318
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 664
    Given: 225

    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
    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.



  9. #24
    Rookie
    Points: 17,869, Level: 40
    Level completed: 78%, Points required for next Level: 181
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second ClassVeteran
    Snyder21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Sioux City, IA
    Posts
    577
    Points
    17,869
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 61
    Given: 22

    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



  10. #25
    Pro
    Points: 40,337, Level: 61
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 13
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    mitten1975's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2,474
    Points
    40,337
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 64
    Given: 89

    Re: Niang on offense

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Georges is a whirling dervish.
    A whirling dervish?


    "Cómo te va", dijo el murguista a la muchacha. Que lo cortó con su mirada indiferente
    Le dijo "Bien" y lo dejó como si nada
    Nuevamente... La princesa... Se perdía entre la gente (Jaime Roos)

  11. #26
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 84,500, Level: 90
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 1,050
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    peteypie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    4,940
    Points
    84,500
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,312
    Given: 1,807

    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.



  12. #27
    Speechless
    Points: 945,220, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 47.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    64,810
    Points
    945,220
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8,173
    Given: 7,009

    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.


    Kansas Must Be Destroyed

    Sic Semper Jayhawks




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  13. #28
    Speechless
    Points: 299,254, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Cydkar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    18,651
    Points
    299,254
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,468
    Given: 1,918

    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.



  14. #29
    Speechless
    Points: 827,659, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    58,283
    Points
    827,659
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8,708
    Given: 3,890

    Re: Niang on offense

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



  15. #30
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 76,351, Level: 85
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 199
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jahfg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    3,705
    Points
    76,351
    Level
    85
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 850
    Given: 723

    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."


    I don't bring my own opinions, just attack others.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: ESPN
  • HOOPS: Iowa State vs. Texas
  • February 13, 2016
  • 07:30 PM