To all who think he could provide depth in the paint are sorely mistaken. He is much more of a 2 than a 4 and even playing him at SF might be a stretch. He operates basically solely on the perimeter.
Kid is playing as a freshmen in arguably the strongest basketball conference in the country. He shoots 39% from the 3 point line and is 6-7. Averages about 15 minutes a game.
Aside from Niang, none of our freshmen are even sniffing that kind of playing time.
I would take him for the simple fact the kid has been getting significant playing time his freshmen year against some of the top teams in the country. So unless you got a bunch 4 and 5 star kids locked up for a 2014 scholly, right now 1 4 star commit, this would be a be good option.
ETA: Just looked up his profile on KenPom... it has his season pegged as similar to Babb's freshman year.
I'm open to the idea, we don't know who we will lose before then.
He could get some good PT after Vaughn leaves for the association.
I would much prefer a C transfer, but I don't think you tell this guy there's no room.
If you have watched him play, he is not a guy that would back up Niang. Yes same height, but WAY different style of play. He has no strength to play down low. Would become a great shooter though. Very quick release. He is one of my good friends from High School and he can have potential to be an incredibly good shooting guard. His senior year high school stats don't do him justice since he played with Hok recruit Peter Jok. LOTS of potential.
So let me get this straight, he is an undersized big man that can shoot the 3 and is weak on defense. I'm sure he does want to come to ISU after watching us play. Sounds like a match made in heaven to me.
Personally I'm getting tired of always looking at transfers for the Cyclones. I think we need stability now. Good high school guys and sprinkle in an occasional junior college player when needed.
Does he play D? If so I would take him