Georges Niang to visit Iowa State

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  1. nallen34

    nallen34 Well-Known Member

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  2. Cyclonepride

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    I agree that the reviews I read on Niang have been less than stellar, but the staff must see some potential in him that others do not.
     
  3. KMAC_ATTACK

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    #3 KMAC_ATTACK, Mar 10, 2011
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    Not sure what to think, obviously his game skills are good, he was named tourney mvp on a team that has several prospects that could go D1....however, those game skills better be incredible because the athletic ability shown in this dunk tape appears less then stellar and thats exactly what espn's rating of him is.....very talented kid with every move in the book but very limited athletically and rebounds only his area.....one concern i have in recruiting un-athletic kids is the ability to defend the highly athletic kids we have to defend night in and out at the Big 12 level....

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/102752/georges-niang

    You be the judge....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oet1bedLQ3c]YouTube - Tilton Dunk Contest[/ame]
     
  4. brett108

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    Not too excited about this, but more because this guy looks like a poorer man's Daniel Dingle, and I thought we sat pretty well with him. I would much rather have us push hard after an Anthony Bennet type player, athleticall gifted and raw in terms of skill, than a Niang, who is very skilled but very athletically limited.
     
  5. Yes13

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    That video was from November of 2008.
     
  6. Yes13

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    Niang reminds me too much of Doug McD. Maybe we should notify UNI of him. I hope we don't offer. He's the type that will dominate the MVC, but look bad if he had to play in the Big 12 every night.

    I think Anthony Bennett is the best player we are recruiting that I've seen(I have yet to see Okoro play). The guy is like Godfrey with a little more size.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AwPJmj51Bg"]YouTube - Anthony Bennett flying high at B Game Camp[/ame]
     
  7. St810s

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    Interesting move by the staff. But I guess I trust Fred's evaluation over mine...
     
  8. cyclonespiker33

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    When is he visiting?
     
  9. clone52

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    You think Doug McD would be a bad Big 12 player?
     
  10. Clone5

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    McDermott would have been our best post player this year. He'd be ok in the Big 12.
     
  11. cyclonespiker33

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    I'd rather have Calvin
     
  12. Clone5

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    So would I but THIS YEAR McDermott had a better year.
     
  13. clone52

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    So just because you'd rather have Calvin Godfrey on your team, that means Doug McDermott would be a bad Big 12 basketball player?
     
  14. wags

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    Just because he is visiting doesn't mean he has an offer..Even if he is a fallback plan you want him to visit just in case
     
  15. acgclone

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    Calvin Godfrey and Doug McD are not mutually exclusive. Doug is a very good player and my guess is he'd be a 4 year starter under Freddy.
     
  16. Knownothing

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    Might not offer yet. Probably see how he plays with the guys and then make an offer if he can compete
     
  17. arganbright2

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    I think Iowa had a undersized power forward with only mid major offers this year and he was arguably their best player (not saying much but the kid is legit).
     
  18. BigBake

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    This. Lots of players "visit". Doesn't guarantee he's getting an offer.
     
  19. brett108

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    Basabe is a long, athletic 6-8. He fell under the radar because of his bad team. Niang plays on one of the better teams in Boston(players like Alex Oriakhi have come out of there) and he looks pedestrian athletically. Basabe is a player you would take anywhere. This kid is not.
     
  20. Cydkar

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    Check your facts, son.
     

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