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    ESPN top Freshmen?

    I saw ESPN has an article ranking the Top 25 Freshmen. I assume Niang likely made that list, but I am not an ESPN Insider so couldn't read the article.

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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    Niang did not make the list.


    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydugouts View Post
    MM and gesell are pretty much a wash. is niang a better player than woodbury? of course, but that doesnt mean its a good matchup for him, especially with a much more athletic defensive player backing up woodbury.
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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    Not on the list. I don't follow college basketball to know whether that's an outrage or not.

    The last three names were Josh Brown (High Point), Siyani Chambers (Harvard), Shaq Goodwin (Memphis)



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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    Make's you wonder what they've been looking at. You know it's probably BS when guys from Harvard and the High Point Panthers are on the list over him...



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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    Quote Originally Posted by hexodat64 View Post
    Make's you wonder what they've been looking at. You know it's probably BS when guys from Harvard and the High Point Panthers are on the list over him...
    have you seen either of those two play?



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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    ESPN does not always have a good feel of what goes on in flyover country. Nothing to get too worked up about. No one outside the Big 12 knew who Royce White was last year until like the last 3 weeks of the season.


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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    They might have done most of the legwork compiling that prior to the conference season. Niang really never distinguished himself to the nation beyond those who were intently watching ISU games before the KU game.


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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    I could care less. Every single game that's been televised, the announcers are well aware of Niang and how good he is/will be for ISU.

    He'll get plenty of pub over the next 3 years



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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    Quote Originally Posted by hexodat64 View Post
    Make's you wonder what they've been looking at. You know it's probably BS when guys from Harvard and the High Point Panthers are on the list over him...

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    have you seen either of those two play?
    They play in the Ivy League & the Big South. The guys in the CF Pickup Basketball thread could probably put up impressive numbers there.



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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    analysis was heavily stats based. great writer, niang just didn't make the cut (yet).



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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    I saw Siyani play about 12 times in high school, and once so far this year on TV. Georges is a better player at his position than Siyani is at his. Georges can play straight up against older players from the power confefences (though he still has his moments with the fouls). Siyani would/will be eaten up by PGs from the power conferences.

    As far as relative impact to their respective team, Siyani has a much bigger impact. Harvard doesn't have another player that can match any of our top seven players.


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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    I could care less. Every single game that's been televised, the announcers are well aware of Niang and how good he is/will be for ISU.

    He'll get plenty of pub over the next 3 years
    I'm not concerned, either.

    If we're patient, we can get excited if he earns his way to Freshman of the Year in Big 12.



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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    Under the radar, just the way I like it.


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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    Quote Originally Posted by BringBackJohnny View Post
    ESPN does not always have a good feel of what goes on in flyover country. Nothing to get too worked up about. No one outside the Big 12 knew who Royce White was last year until like the last 3 weeks of the season.
    Not even a little truth in this statement. He was a big time recruit out of HS.



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    Re: ESPN top Freshmen?

    Quote Originally Posted by AllInForISU View Post
    Not even a little truth in this statement. He was a big time recruit out of HS.
    Not sure I understand your objection. If you are arguing he go press in HS thats because he was on the East Coast with Noel................


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