Naz Long and player development

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  1. ISUCyclone06

    ISUCyclone06 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure of this is what to expect from Naz but night and day different between now and last year.
     
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    It's the faux hawk. He's summoning his inner Babb.
     
  3. ISUCyclone06

    ISUCyclone06 Well-Known Member

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    It shall be mandatory for all Cyclones to wear the faux hawk!
     
  4. State43

    State43 Well-Known Member

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    And some people wanted him to transfer. Lulz
     
  5. CYphyllis

    CYphyllis Well-Known Member

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    Excellent addition to the conversation.
     
  6. Cincyclone

    Cincyclone Well-Known Member

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    Love how much confidence he showed.
     
  7. acgclone

    acgclone Well-Known Member

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    Getting big production out of a guy like Naz would mean this team is going to be very good, IMO. We know Kane, Ejim and Niang are players. That much is certain.

    If we have another 5/6th man who can give us production like Tyrus did last year (obviously maybe Naz isn't as profient on offense, but his game as a whole), then we'll have some very good depth to go with a pretty good starting 5. Morris will obviously give us some good production too.
     
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    Naz and Hogue will be huge this year. 8-11 from 3
     
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    State43 Well-Known Member

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    I try :)
    I thought he looked great out there and said the same thing after last game. He will be an excellent 4 year player for us.
     
  10. Thompsonclone

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    If Naz can continue to knock down shots that just makes this team that more dangerous. You still have SDW who can Hest up in a hurry too. (Yet to do it but he only attempted two shots). Once Ejim comes back you could have a bench of Long, Morris, SDW, and Gibson/Edozie. That's a pretty dangerous bench.
     
  11. Chizit

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    #11 Chizit, Nov 10, 2013
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    And he's only a sophomore too. Got a couple more summers to develop still.
     
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    State43 Well-Known Member

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    I am so happy to have Hogue because I still don't have much confidence in Percy or Edozie getting more than a handful of minutes a game. With our guards being fairly solid, Hogue can play a lot of minutes at the 4-5 for Ejim and Niang rather than the 3.
     
  13. HFCS

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    He has the physical tools and now looks to have the confidence, it's simply Hoiball.
     
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    Agreed, I'm not sure how much those two will play once Ejim gets back. Somebody will lose a lot of playing time and I hope it isn't SDW. We haven't seen much from him yet but I know he has the potential to go off. He did only take 2 shots today.
     
  15. JohnnyFive

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    Long looks like a guy that can light it up when he's confident. We never got to see him get that kind of volume of shots off last year, but man did he look good today.
     
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    Hogue seems like he may be able to give us the type of season Ejim did as a sophomore which I think most of us would be thrilled with. Just my take.
     
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    It seemed to me that his ball handling and lack of game management experience kept his minutes down last year and we didn't get to see his strengths in D and long range shooting. If he can fill the Babb role the next few years I'll be loving it.
     
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    You're the guy that thought SDW would get minutes over him. Whoops.
     
  19. acgclone

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    If Naz can give us scoring ability, then with he and Morris, we have a lot of line ups available to us, where we should still be able to defend fairly well, rebound and dictate the offensive tempo.

    We can run 3 guards or 3 bigs when needed.
     
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    It's great that Fred brings in the type of talent now that guys like both of them aren't forced into major roles before they're ready for it. Neither were last year, it seems like one or both of them may be ready now.
     

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