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    Re: AP Niang Article

    I think it goes without saying that Georges will have a very storied, and record breaking career at Iowa State! Mark it down.



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    Re: AP Niang Article

    Georges is athletic enough for me. It is not like he is molasses in the middle. He moves fast enough to score and rebound. He is active on the inside. He has a good first step. If he was two inches taller, the people may say he was more athletic. He looks okay to me. What do you guys think?


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    Re: AP Niang Article

    That is a great article for Georges, the team, the coach, and the program.


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    Re: AP Niang Article

    I like his versatility, the supposed lack of athleticism is a bit blown out of proportion, he makes up for it with a good IQ for the game and good positioning. He has good basketball skills that causes problems for opposing teams, looking forward to his development.


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    Re: AP Niang Article

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Georges is athletic enough for me. It is not like he is molasses in the middle. He moves fast enough to score and rebound. He is active on the inside. He has a good first step. If he was two inches taller, the people may say he was more athletic. He looks okay to me. What do you guys think?
    I agree. I don't like the term. He doesn't play above the rim, but obviously has enough quickness, speed and coordination to get done what he needs to do.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Georges is athletic enough for me. It is not like he is molasses in the middle. He moves fast enough to score and rebound. He is active on the inside. He has a good first step. If he was two inches taller, the people may say he was more athletic. He looks okay to me. What do you guys think?
    I think he could use some more upper body strength to compete in the Big 12 and at the Division I level. That is pretty typical though....most freshman are not going to come into college as developed as they need to be.

    The coaches and Georges himself think that he needs to develop more, so I will trust their judgement on that. Obviously, they think that further development will benefit his game and is needed to help him reach his full potential.


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    Re: AP Niang Article

    I just wish I knew how to say his name.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mapnerd View Post
    I just wish I knew how to say his name.
    George kneeANG.



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    Re: AP Niang Article

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Georges is athletic enough for me. It is not like he is molasses in the middle. He moves fast enough to score and rebound. He is active on the inside. He has a good first step. If he was two inches taller, the people may say he was more athletic. He looks okay to me. What do you guys think?
    I wish they would say what they really mean and just say he isn't very muscular or athletic looking. I've known plenty of athletic looking people that couldn't catch a ball to save their life. Also, think about Percy Gibson. He got rid of all his baby fat in the off season. Let Georges be his lifting partner for a year and this nonsense will end.



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    Lets hope he continues to develop more and more with hopes of getting the Big 12 Rookie of the Year!!


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    "The more fit I become, I can be more versatile. The more versatile you are, the more minutes you can play. If you can run forever, you can play forever," Niang said.

    ^^^ Love this!!! I'm trying to imagine him as a senior....does not compute. My mind is not equipped to handle this much awesomeness. Real or imagined. It's just too much!



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    Re: AP Niang Article

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Georges is athletic enough for me. It is not like he is molasses in the middle. He moves fast enough to score and rebound. He is active on the inside. He has a good first step. If he was two inches taller, the people may say he was more athletic. He looks okay to me. What do you guys think?
    I think it just means that he will be even better once he develops more physically. He is effective now because of his mental acuity and footwork. Add some good lean muscle and conditioning and he can be even better.



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    Re: AP Niang Article

    I also think the development they are talking about is not just what is good for Georges personally....in the way he looks or whatever. It is what he needs to do to be even more competitive or dominant with the players he plays against.


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    IMO, the only thing he really lacks is an elite vertical leap. He is certainly quick enough and has enough body control to do everything he needs to on the basketball court. As he gets in better shape (which will come I'm sure), his hops should increase a bit and the Big 12 better look out (as if they weren't already).



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