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    Georges Niang Freshman Season

    I was thinking about how good of a freshman campaign Georges had. According to this list, his 422 points as a freshman, he had the all time 4th most points, placing him just behind Julo and just in front of Fred. If he averaged the same number of games per year and the same number of points per game, it would put him in the top 10 all time. Barring major injury shortening a career, that seems not only possible, but likely. And he did all of that playing out of his natural position where he wasn't the top scoring option. How awesome was that?!

    Link to stats: http://www.cyclones.com//pdf7/86840.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=10700


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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    It was pretty good I guess.



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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    What's probably more impressive is that he did all that on a fairly deep team. It's not like we had to throw a freshman to the wolves on his first go around. He came in ready, and his intangibles add up to almost as much value as his scoring.



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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    Yeah, gotta think he will be more of a priority option for points next year. It will be interesting to see our recruiting going forward, to see if Georges moves to the more natural 4 spot, or even a 3 at times. Defensively, he was abused at times, but seemed to get stronger as the year went on. He is certainly a match-up nightmare when he is on offense and guarded by an opponents 5.



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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    I think the hope is that Amardi is the "5" next year.



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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberJJJ View Post
    I was thinking about how good of a freshman campaign Georges had. According to this list, his 422 points as a freshman, he had the all time 4th most points, placing him just behind Julo and just in front of Fred. If he averaged the same number of games per year and the same number of points per game, it would put him in the top 10 all time. Barring major injury shortening a career, that seems not only possible, but likely. And he did all of that playing out of his natural position where he wasn't the top scoring option. How awesome was that?!

    Link to stats: http://www.cyclones.com//pdf7/86840.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=10700
    Most impressive to me is that I don't really recall him ever hitting a slump. He had some games that were better than others statistically, but that's not a huge surprise given the number of scorers on this team. I just don't even remember a stretch of any length where he played poorly. A lot of times true freshmen hit a wall.



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    ^I like your avatar.



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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberJJJ View Post
    Yeah, gotta think he will be more of a priority option for points next year. It will be interesting to see our recruiting going forward, to see if Georges moves to the more natural 4 spot, or even a 3 at times. Defensively, he was abused at times, but seemed to get stronger as the year went on. He is certainly a match-up nightmare when he is on offense and guarded by an opponents 5.
    Not sure about him at the 3.....I like him at the 4



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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    The kid plays one of the most matured styles of basketball I have ever seen out of a freshman. He has a big heart for the game and his teammates I hope he keeps that going!



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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberJJJ View Post
    Yeah, gotta think he will be more of a priority option for points next year. It will be interesting to see our recruiting going forward, to see if Georges moves to the more natural 4 spot, or even a 3 at times. Defensively, he was abused at times, but seemed to get stronger as the year went on. He is certainly a match-up nightmare when he is on offense and guarded by an opponents 5.
    Yes, if he can play the 4 as anchor spot, with ability to overlap as 3, he has dynamic to exploit an opponent either way.

    For next season, I would love to see him and Ejim play alongside a true 5 who's a solid defender and also a reliable passer/finisher on offense. (At the very least, to absorb 1 or 2 fouls throughout a game).



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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberJJJ View Post
    I was thinking about how good of a freshman campaign Georges had. According to this list, his 422 points as a freshman, he had the all time 4th most points, placing him just behind Julo and just in front of Fred. If he averaged the same number of games per year and the same number of points per game, it would put him in the top 10 all time. Barring major injury shortening a career, that seems not only possible, but likely. And he did all of that playing out of his natural position where he wasn't the top scoring option. How awesome was that?!

    Link to stats: http://www.cyclones.com//pdf7/86840.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=10700
    Simply great season from the freshman - really showed some leadership out there too - I expect this to continue/increase next year. Fred's way is the right way - recruit WINNERS and let them eat!


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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I think the hope is that Amardi is the "5" next year.
    I hope he turns out good. If Amardi (or if Percy makes strides) can anchor the 5 for 25 min/game, that opens us up to a wide array of line ups that we can use based on matchups. In that scenario:

    5- Amardi/Percy
    4- Niang/Ejim
    3- Ejim/Hogue/Thomas/Okoro
    2- SDW/Thomas/Naz
    1- Bubu/Morris/Naz

    You can play a bigger, more defensive line up, although you have less ability from 3-pt range.

    You can play small with shooters spreading the floor, although there will be a lot of youth with a line up with several shooters.



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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    I hope some of that potential is also present in MT and MM as incoming freshmen next year. I would love to see their development after one year somewhat close to where Georges is now.

    It's just hard to predict whether an incoming freshman will jump into the role without too many hiccups or whether he will struggle at the higher level of competition.


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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    I hope he turns out good. If Amardi (or if Percy makes strides) can anchor the 5 for 25 min/game, that opens us up to a wide array of line ups that we can use based on matchups. In that scenario:

    5- Amardi/Percy
    4- Niang/Ejim
    3- Ejim/Hogue/Thomas/Okoro
    2- SDW/Thomas/Naz
    1- Bubu/Morris/Naz

    You can play a bigger, more defensive line up, although you have less ability from 3-pt range.

    You can play small with shooters spreading the floor, although there will be a lot of youth with a line up with several shooters.
    Do you think Thomas can play the 3? I always assumed he was a natural 2.


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    Re: Georges Niang Freshman Season

    Quote Originally Posted by MeanDean View Post
    Do you think Thomas can play the 3? I always assumed he was a natural 2.
    Iowa State under Fred will at times play small with essentially 1, 2, 2, 3, 4.


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