Thamel - Georges Niang, Iowa State:
Early buzz from Iowa State practice is that freshman forward Georges Niang is already the Cyclones' best player. A natural scorer with a deft touch, polished mid-range game and solid range, expect the 6-7 Niang to win Big 12 Freshman of the Year and score bushels of points during his career in Ames. Niang's only issue is his sloppy body, as he's done a poor job ridding himself of baby fat. Consider this: Niang was the MVP of his prep school team, which featured Nerlens Noel as its star center.