The Iowa State Cyclones will be losing plenty of talent for the 2013-14 college basketball season that includes their two leading scorers. However, Georges Niang will be back and he could go off in the upcoming season.
Niang will be playing in his sophomore year, but it is important to note that he was third on the team in points per game this past season. He scored 12.1 points per game and grabbed 4.6 rebounds per game. He also shot 51.5 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from behind the arc.
With the two leading scorers gone, his numbers could really go up on the offensive side of the ball. That is if he can shoot as well in the upcoming season.
He stands at 6’7” and still managed to make 38 threes on the year. With that said, he is not the easiest player to guard in college hoops.
Melvin Ejim is set to have a big year as well. Ejim and Niang could makeup quite the duo. Regardless, Iowa State will need both players to have big seasons if this team plans on dancing once again. However, with the amount of talent returning, that should not be a problem.
The Cyclones may not win the Big 12 title or anything like that, but they will challenge Oklahoma State and Kansas at the top of the standings and will be one of the best teams in the conference all season long. It is Niang that people should be watching out for, though, because he very well could go off in the 2013-14 season.
If you’re a tweeter, feel free to follow me @TheTrevorLowry.