Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
  1. #1
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 38,501, Level: 60
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 549
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience PointsSocial
    cyclones12321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Newton Ia
    Posts
    4,555
    Points
    38,501
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 527
    Given: 221

    Naz longs improvement

    Its been crazy from freshman to sophomore year. I know the seasons still going on but just was curious how much everyone thought he would improve from his sophomore season to his junior?



  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 198,575, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranSocial
    State43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    12,257
    Points
    198,575
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 805
    Given: 420

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    I have always heard his work ethic is 2nd to none so I am not surprised. I hope he is ready to step up in Niangs absence.



  3. #3
    Starter
    Points: 12,453, Level: 33
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 197
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    ExCyment's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Crescent, IA
    Posts
    631
    Points
    12,453
    Level
    33
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 164
    Given: 43

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    Last year he didn't even look like he belonged on the court, now he looks like he will be a solid upper classman. For all the criticism Matt has gotten, hopefully he improves equally next year. He'll be a really great sophomore if he does.



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 435,887, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 61.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    65,318
    Points
    435,887
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,534
    Given: 1,167

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    His defense is much better the last month. He was overrunning the player earlier in the season.


    Let Prohm's Posse Ride: Georges, Georgios, 3sus, Hallice, Deonte, Dustin, Abdel, Monte, Matt, and McKaT.

  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 61,485, Level: 76
    Level completed: 90%, Points required for next Level: 165
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    5,162
    Points
    61,485
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 936
    Given: 508

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    Naz needs to improve offensively in terms of his ability to create. If he does that he will be an excellent basketball player. More shooting consistency wouldn't hurt either.



  6. #6
    Legend
    Points: 176,983, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Here nor there
    Posts
    14,202
    Points
    176,983
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,295
    Given: 1,661

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones12321 View Post
    Its been crazy from freshman to sophomore year. I know the seasons still going on but just was curious how much everyone thought he would improve from his sophomore season to his junior?
    I agree he has improved, but how much has he improved, given he did not play last year? I think some were way too down on Naz after seeing him in very limited minutes out of position. In other words, I think had he played 20 minutes a game last year, he would have looked a lot closer to this year's Naz.

    That said, he can get even better. He is a good-sized guard that is athletic and can shoot- that is a great starting point. With defense's respecting his shot, he has a good enough handle to at least be a proficient straight-line slasher/creator, and not be a liability in handling pressure. Last night's drive to the hoop is something I think we will see more of. He is also becoming a plus defender, and he could be a plus rebounder too.

    It is clear why the staff has been high on him. He is a great leader and is a solid in the off-guard/third guard role. In hindsight, it would be great if he had redshirted with SDW last year.



  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 64,371, Level: 78
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 479
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    BigLame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Western IA
    Posts
    2,949
    Points
    64,371
    Level
    78
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 215
    Given: 400

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    Wasn't Naz a point guard in HS? Think his ceiling is pretty high & he is not close to touching it yet.


    “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times”-Bruce Lee

    4 Point Plan

    1. Start Up 2. Cash In 3. Sell Out 4. Bro Down

  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 81,201, Level: 88
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 749
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    NYC/Chicago
    Posts
    6,587
    Points
    81,201
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 201
    Given: 57

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    His improvement has been incredible and I've noticed he's actually been taking it to the hoop sometimes in the last handful of games. He did it last night and pretty sure he's done it at least once in every other game in the last half of the Big 12.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 34,020, Level: 56
    Level completed: 81%, Points required for next Level: 230
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassSocial25000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    5,589
    Points
    34,020
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,123
    Given: 749

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    he needs to work on gettin to the hoop but other than that we has gotten a lot better



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 81,201, Level: 88
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 749
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    NYC/Chicago
    Posts
    6,587
    Points
    81,201
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 201
    Given: 57

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddykane View Post
    he needs to work on gettin to the hoop but other than that we has gotten a lot better
    Which he's been doing sometimes in the last handful of games. As far as non-3 point FGs he scored, he had 1 last night and 3 against KState in the Big 12 Tournament, and 2 in the OK State game to end the regular season.

    He is a role player though in the end, so it's hard to say how well he can actually do it because he's probably told he doesn't need to very much.


    Last edited by marothisu; 03-22-2014 at 07:30 PM.

  11. #11
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 3,815, Level: 17
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 35
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran
    spelhome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Woodward, Iowa
    Posts
    236
    Points
    3,815
    Level
    17
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 73
    Given: 908

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    Quote Originally Posted by ExCyment View Post
    Last year he didn't even look like he belonged on the court, now he looks like he will be a solid upper classman. For all the criticism Matt has gotten, hopefully he improves equally next year. He'll be a really great sophomore if he does.
    he will.



  12. #12
    Legend
    Points: 135,695, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    Cycsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    11,271
    Points
    135,695
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 967
    Given: 781

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    Naz is really smart on the court. I think his problems last year had to do with thinking too much while he was playing. This year, he has kept both in balance. I love the way he is playing instinctively, but also talking in detail during breaks with the other players. The BB IQs of Long and Morris are off the chart.



  13. #13
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 7,355, Level: 25
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 195
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    wcamnclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Fargo, ND
    Posts
    300
    Points
    7,355
    Level
    25
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 2

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    If he keeps improving like he has so far, the group of Naz, Georges, Monte, and Matt Thomas is going to be a pretty strong and experienced core 2 years from now.

    But in the meantime, let's enjoy the ride we are currently on!



  14. #14
    Legend
    Points: 266,416, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second ClassSocial
    Bret44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Des Moines River Valley
    Posts
    11,965
    Points
    266,416
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,032
    Given: 4,363

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    The way he has been slashing to the hoop since the middle of February has told me a lot. Teams have been slacking off or him and he has taken advantage. I think his ceiling is really high. I can't wait to see him out there tomorrow afternoon.


    #Team Prohm #ProhmanEmpire #ProhmanColiseum

  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 78,376, Level: 87
    Level completed: 2%, Points required for next Level: 1,774
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    demoncore1031's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Albuquerque,NM
    Posts
    6,369
    Points
    78,376
    Level
    87
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 375
    Given: 313

    Re: Naz longs improvement

    Quote Originally Posted by ExCyment View Post
    Last year he didn't even look like he belonged on the court, now he looks like he will be a solid upper classman. For all the criticism Matt has gotten, hopefully he improves equally next year. He'll be a really great sophomore if he does.
    Agreed. I think a lot of it with Matt is just mental. He has a great looking shot. He has improved on defense and at rebounding as the season has gone on. Same with Naz. They have both improved every aspect of their game as the season has went on, and they should both be even better next year.


    This is Ophion speaking.

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: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM