Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 55
  1. #1
    Pro
    Points: 37,394, Level: 59
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 456
    Overall activity: 67.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points
    DandyCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,158
    Points
    37,394
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 727
    Given: 334

    ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Ranking the nation's top 10 frontcourts - College Basketball - ESPN
    12/23/2013 - By Miles Simon - ESPN.com

    1. Arizona Wildcats
    2. Kansas Jayhawks
    3. Baylor Bears

    4. Iowa State Cyclones
    This is a frontcourt that wouldn't have made this list in the preseason but has been outstanding thus far. Fred Hoiberg's starting big men of Melvin Ejim, Georges Niang and Dustin Hogue have really been dominant in leading the Cyclones to an undefeated record. Ejim was only the third player at 6-6 or under to lead the Big 12 in rebounding (9.3 a game). He’s waited for his time to shine after Royce White took the spotlight two seasons ago, and a guard-heavy team in 2012-13 led the way. In addition to his rebounding, he's a solid 3-point shooter as well as an excellent scorer around the rim.

    Niang is one of the craftiest, smartest and most skilled bigs in the nation. He brings the ball up the floor at times and initiates the offense -- and he plays the center position. Around the basket he has soft hands and is very creative with his footwork, making up for a lack of athleticism. Hogue is a junior college transfer who is averaging a double-double (12.6 points and 11.1 rebounds per game). His total on the boards is sixth in the country. He can slash to the basket but makes enough 3s to keep defenses honest. He's an excellent athlete and the Cyclones’ best defender.

    5. Louisville Cardinals
    6. Kentucky Wildcats
    7. LSU Tigers
    8. Duke Blue Devils
    9. New Mexico Lobos
    10. North Carolina Tar Heels


    "Tonight's forecast... a freeze is coming." - Matty Ice
    #cyclONEnation

  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 37,394, Level: 59
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 456
    Overall activity: 67.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points
    DandyCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,158
    Points
    37,394
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 727
    Given: 334

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    I am obviously aware this is an Insider article. I only posted information applicable to Iowa State. The write up has paragraphs on each team but I did not include them.


    "Tonight's forecast... a freeze is coming." - Matty Ice
    #cyclONEnation

  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 728,667, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 21.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    47,167
    Points
    728,667
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,119
    Given: 588

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Can't believe depth Iowa isn't depth in there depth.

    Depth



  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 29,423, Level: 52
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 327
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cychhosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    S.E. Iowa
    Posts
    1,200
    Points
    29,423
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 48

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Can't believe depth Iowa isn't depth in there depth.

    Depth
    While I am not a doctor, you need to see one, you have all the symptoms of deptheria.


    All truisms are false. All of them.

  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 21,923, Level: 45
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 627
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Newton Ia
    Posts
    2,030
    Points
    21,923
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 87
    Given: 0

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Thanks for sharing. This is awesome and well deserved recognition



  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 33,725, Level: 56
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 525
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cloneteach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,257
    Points
    33,725
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 27
    Given: 6

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Can't believe depth Iowa isn't depth in there depth.

    Depth
    Live by the three die by the three


    Visit our blog for all things ISU...

    www.ourtwosense.blogspot.com

  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 37,394, Level: 59
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 456
    Overall activity: 67.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points
    DandyCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,158
    Points
    37,394
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 727
    Given: 334

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Can't believe depth Iowa isn't depth in there depth.

    Depth
    Synonyms for depth also include declination, bottom, drop, lower register, pit, and lowness.

    (Depth Synonyms, Depth Antonyms | Thesaurus.com)


    "Tonight's forecast... a freeze is coming." - Matty Ice
    #cyclONEnation

  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 24,540, Level: 47
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 10
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    kentkel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grinnell
    Posts
    1,085
    Points
    24,540
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 84
    Given: 182

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Can't believe depth Iowa isn't depth in there depth.

    Depth
    I think Iowa is more derpth than depth, hence their exclusion from the list.


    Utah Utes, Illinois Illini. The University of Pennsylvania thought about following this pattern by calling themselves the Pennsylvania Pencils. However, they were afraid their students would start chanting "We're No. 2"

  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 29,384, Level: 52
    Level completed: 67%, Points required for next Level: 366
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Cyclones01's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    1,535
    Points
    29,384
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 99
    Given: 224

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Anyone catch in yesterday's game when the commentator said that "Niang has the vertical of a credit card"?

    Hilarious



  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 133,102, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 26.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    stateofmind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    2,641
    Points
    133,102
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 75
    Given: 145

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Depthit. Thounds like I'm lithping.



  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 151,366, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 62.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Here nor there
    Posts
    10,669
    Points
    151,366
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 318
    Given: 362

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Great recognition.



  12. #12
    Starter
    Points: 30,779, Level: 53
    Level completed: 94%, Points required for next Level: 71
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Sigmapolis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    863
    Points
    30,779
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 100
    Given: 4

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    I don't think anybody on here would say Niang is an incredible athlete... He's a "Greg Maddux" of a post. Doesn't have incredibly stuff physically, but he's just incredibly crafty--he out-thinks and -maneuvers the poor defenders in front of him.

    Incredible to see what was the (assumed) weakness of the team this year turning into a strength, our offense being based on Niang's shiftiness and Ejim and Hogue's ability to pick up points on trash rebounds and energy alone.

    It's really helped cover for some youthful guard play (Morris and Thomas are going to be studs, but they're still true freshmen right now), shaky three-point and free-throw shooting (by Fred standards), and vaulted what might have been an ORV team into #14 as of today.



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 43,306, Level: 64
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 944
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    2,924
    Points
    43,306
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 58
    Given: 0

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Big 12 teams 2, 3, and 4. Although I think I would put KU number 1.



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 191,400, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Dryburn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    8,829
    Points
    191,400
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 119
    Given: 4

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Quote Originally Posted by rholtgraves View Post
    Big 12 teams 2, 3, and 4. Although I think I would put KU number 1.
    This is going to be a very interesting Big 12 season. KU might have the most competition that they have had in years.


    -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".

  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 86,613, Level: 91
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 837
    Overall activity: 99.3%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    5,261
    Points
    86,613
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 849
    Given: 44

    Re: ESPN: Nation's Top 10 Frontcourts - ISU #4

    Thank you to those of you that turned this back to an Iowa State or at least Big 12 conversation.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM