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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneinWDSM View Post
    It's apparently news to your son as well!

    From Niang's twitter

    @TravisHines21 haha who's tellin you this information

    @GeorgesNiang20 Is it not true?

    @TravisHines21 I wasn't informed of it



    They just repeated the story on WOI Channel 5 late news.



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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    I'm not sure how credible this website is but they have Georges at #10 on their list of Best Players in College Basketball for '14-'15.

    http://thebiglead.com/2014/07/17/50-....dvG4eRbX.uxfs



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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015



    Gotta love the Bloody-Niang pic. Classic. Eat it KU.



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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by ThurgoodMarshal View Post
    I'm not sure how credible this website is but they have Georges at #10 on their list of Best Players in College Basketball for '14-'15.

    http://thebiglead.com/2014/07/17/50-....dvG4eRbX.uxfs
    You answered your own question. They are the most credible. (at least until someone else ranks him higher)


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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by mkleve44 View Post


    Jeff Goodman said that Georges isn't a terrific athlete....
    I think the 'not a great athlete' references to Georges is getting a little worn. You don't become a D-1 basketball AA candidate without being a great athlete. We're not talking golf here.


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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by ThurgoodMarshal View Post
    I'm not sure how credible this website is but they have Georges at #10 on their list of Best Players in College Basketball for '14-'15.

    http://thebiglead.com/2014/07/17/50-....dvG4eRbX.uxfs
    I stopped reading when I saw that they ranked Abdul Malik-Abu in the top 50.



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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by CTTB78 View Post
    I think the 'not a great athlete' references to Georges is getting a little worn. You don't become a D-1 basketball AA candidate without being a great athlete. We're not talking golf here.
    It's a talking point, used to describe him as a player. These writers/commentators have to say something about each player. Just quoting stats would get old really fast.

    When you're talking about Wiggins, you're going to talk about his off the charts measurables and athletic ability. When you're talking about Georges, they're going to say he's not terribly athletic or above the rim player, which is ALL TRUE.

    They're not comparing him to golfers or the general public. It goes without saying that a below average D1 basketball player is a better athlete than most, but relative to the top 50 players in college basketball, Georges is one of the worst athletes.

    Not a knock on him, in fact it is actually a compliment, that he gets the production that players far more athletic than him can only dream of.



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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    It's a talking point, used to describe him as a player. These writers/commentators have to say something about each player. Just quoting stats would get old really fast.

    When you're talking about Wiggins, you're going to talk about his off the charts measurables and athletic ability. When you're talking about Georges, they're going to say he's not terribly athletic or above the rim player, which is ALL TRUE.

    They're not comparing him to golfers or the general public. It goes without saying that a below average D1 basketball player is a better athlete than most, but relative to the top 50 players in college basketball, Georges is one of the worst athletes.

    Not a knock on him, in fact it is actually a compliment, that he gets the production that players far more athletic than him can only dream of.
    I agree with this. These "not athletic" remarks about Niang aren't blatant remarks calling him Tubby McPudgeface. The writers and all commentators that make these kinds of remarks use it because they're saying that he's as good as players that are athletic freaks, which Niang isn't. They're simply stating the fact that while he's not in tip-top shape like Aaron Agnew was, he still finds ways to beat the best players in the game with his skillset, which nobody can deny.



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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    " His late-season broken foot prevented the Cyclones from making a Final 4 run"




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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by AllInForISU View Post
    I will almost guarantee Georges will be the #1 option next year. Especially having a pg like Monte who is pass first, which I don't really think has happened in the entire time Hoiberg has been coaching here unless you count Lucious into that mold.

    Niang and Morris on the pick and roll/pop. Or Niang and Jones? Niang and Custer?

    I have that tingling sensation down my leg like Chris Matthews has for Obama just thinking about it.



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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    Maybe Georges goes NBA in a year.....he is thinking about it....


    "Go Georges"


    Last edited by Wesley; 07-19-2014 at 03:41 PM.
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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    Some more on Mr. Niang ..........from NBC Sports.
    http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcspor...-into-2014-15/


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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    Bump.

    @TravisHines21: Niang gets 1st-team All-American consideration from @GaryParrishCBS in his column on the trouble of picking the team http://t.co/Yy1ECs3qfG



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    Now he's lost way too weight.


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    Re: Georges Niang in 2014-2015

    @CycloneMBB: Niang named to Sporting News' Dynamic Dozen: One of 12 players who can impact their team's fate in 2014-15. http://t.co/yCivRaNhVf



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