Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 39
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 138,156, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    ISUCyclones2015's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ames via Akron, Ohio
    Posts
    5,989
    Points
    138,156
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 607
    Given: 188

    Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season



  2. #2
    Starter
    Points: 15,367, Level: 37
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 283
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Cyrok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    DSM
    Posts
    639
    Points
    15,367
    Level
    37
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 48

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    Wow! His picture is on the front page of ESPN's Men's Basketball. I expect that will drive his off-season workouts even harder.
    Congrats Georges! Well deserved!



  3. #3
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 56,766, Level: 73
    Level completed: 82%, Points required for next Level: 284
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    benjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,666
    Points
    56,766
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 99
    Given: 23

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    First guy on the list too.



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 63,290, Level: 78
    Level completed: 3%, Points required for next Level: 1,560
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    WalkingCY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    5,182
    Points
    63,290
    Level
    78
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 175
    Given: 196

  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 77,648, Level: 86
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 702
    Overall activity: 35.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    cyclonespiker33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    4,730
    Points
    77,648
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 521
    Given: 118

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    In the past, publicity like this may have made me nervous, for lack of living up to expectations. But with Georges, I have no doubt that he will continue to get better and be a superb player at Iowa State.



  6. #6
    Legend
    Points: 284,140, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 95.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    VeloClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    Posts
    14,848
    Points
    284,140
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,728
    Given: 2,983

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    I just hope the prep school schedule he played the last couple of years negates any sophmore slump.


    "There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr

  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 96,932, Level: 96
    Level completed: 95%, Points required for next Level: 118
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    acgclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    7,022
    Points
    96,932
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 437
    Given: 81

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I just hope the prep school schedule he played the last couple of years negates any sophmore slump.
    Ya I think given how smart and mature he is, combined with playing top competition throughout prep school, will help him out.

    With that said, he'll be a focal point for defenses next year, so he'll still need our shooters to step up and make some shots to open things up.



  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 24,454, Level: 47
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 96
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    NorthCyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,509
    Points
    24,454
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 306
    Given: 15

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    I think Georges has a great chance to make a big leap in his game. He is all ready very skilled for a big man, and usually that is the hardest part to develop. Physically he has room to grow. Guys his age can make huge physical gains over the off season. Transformative at times, ala Fizer from his sophomore to junior season. I don't expect him to make that kind of improvement, and Georges doesn't need to. Even a little bit of added strength and explosiveness will go a long ways for him given his skill level.



  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 13,849, Level: 35
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 201
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Cyinthenorth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    North Iowa
    Posts
    1,337
    Points
    13,849
    Level
    35
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 49
    Given: 59

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCyd View Post
    I think Georges has a great chance to make a big leap in his game. He is all ready very skilled for a big man, and usually that is the hardest part to develop. Physically he has room to grow. Guys his age can make huge physical gains over the off season. Transformative at times, ala Fizer from his sophomore to junior season. I don't expect him to make that kind of improvement, and Georges doesn't need to. Even a little bit of added strength and explosiveness will go a long ways for him given his skill level.
    Fizer was superhuman. Minus the muscularity factors however, I do think they resemble each other if not slightly.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 194,543, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 33.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Dryburn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    9,047
    Points
    194,543
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 264
    Given: 6

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    I think he will avoid the sophomore slump. He has a year in the Big 12 now, and has a high enough basketball IQ to improve on what he needs to improve on. On offense, I think we will see him improve a lot, and he will be an even bigger part of the offense next year, as the article states. I hope he learns to stay out of foul trouble. He needs to save his fouls for the 2nd half of games.


    -Be kind. That is something you will never regret. You will never say to yourself when you are old "I wish I was not good to that person".

  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 143,922, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    7,994
    Points
    143,922
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 204
    Given: 292

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCyd View Post
    I think Georges has a great chance to make a big leap in his game. He is all ready very skilled for a big man, and usually that is the hardest part to develop. Physically he has room to grow. Guys his age can make huge physical gains over the off season. Transformative at times, ala Fizer from his sophomore to junior season. I don't expect him to make that kind of improvement, and Georges doesn't need to. Even a little bit of added strength and explosiveness will go a long ways for him given his skill level.
    Who leads the physical development of the mbb team? I think it will be interesting to see what Geoges looks like after a year of physical development at the D-1 level.


    As far as depth goes though, the combination of White, Woodbury, Olaseni, Basabe, and Uthoff is much better than Niang, Ejim, Edozie, Gibson. Not because of the top 2, but because of the next 2 or 3. -DeanVogs

  12. #12
    Speechless
    Points: 258,803, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 24.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    16,048
    Points
    258,803
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 782
    Given: 675

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    Keep in mind that our outside shooters created opportunities for him. Until his teammates make them pay, other teams will focus on him and he could struggle. Sophomore slumps are often a result of the opposing coaches knowing how to handle them better.



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 96,932, Level: 96
    Level completed: 95%, Points required for next Level: 118
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    acgclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    7,022
    Points
    96,932
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 437
    Given: 81

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    Yes, Georges will benefit greatly from the off season. He will make gains in strength/muscle, and his conditioning slowed him down at times this year, which is to be expected from a FR.



  14. #14
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 40,710, Level: 62
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 940
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    NickTheGreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    4,251
    Points
    40,710
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 273
    Given: 357

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    I was skeptical that Georges would be as big of an impact as he was this year. I was pleasantly surprised and see no reason he won't keep getting better and better



  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 13,849, Level: 35
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 201
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Cyinthenorth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    North Iowa
    Posts
    1,337
    Points
    13,849
    Level
    35
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 49
    Given: 59

    Re: Niang listed as Breakout Star for next season

    Some Iowa fans on that ESPN link whining because Aaron White didn't get a mention. Pathetic jealous little brothers.



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: Fox Sports Net
  • BASKETBALL: Iowa State vs. Alabama
  • November 24, 2014
  • 08:30 PM