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#31 Georges Niang
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
City/State: Methuen, Mass.
High School: The Tilton School
Experience: High School
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Georges Niang Bio
Release: 06/04/2012


Awards & Honors

Associated Press All-America Third Team (15)
NABC All-America Third Team (15)
Wooden Award Final 15 (15)
Karl Malone Award Final 5 (15)
Naismith Trophy Watch List (15)
Oscar Robertson Midseason Watch List (15)
Lute Olson Award Midseason Watch List (15)
All-Big 12 First Team - Coaches & AP (15)
Big 12 All-Tournament Team (15)
Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player (15)
NABC All-District 8 First Team (15) Big 12 Player of the Year (15)
All-Big 12 Third Team - Coaches & AP (14)
Big 12 All-Tournament Team (14)
Big 12 Player of the Week (14, 15)
Diamond Head Classic All-Tournament Team (14)
Big 12 All-Rookie Team (13)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (S14)
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team (15)

Played and started all 34 games, earning All-Big 12 First-Team and All-America honors ... was a finalist for the Karl Malone Award (Best Power Forward) ... was also on Wooden Award, Lute Olson Award, Oscar Robertson and Naismith Trophy Watch Lists ... averaged a team-high 15.3 points, which ranked third among Big 12 players ... grabbed a career-best 5.4 rebounds and dished out 3.4 assists per contest ... was one of 14 players nationally, including just four in power conferences, to average 15-5-3 ... was seventh in the Big 12 in assists per game ... one of the Big 12's best shooters, connecting on 46.1 percent of his field goal attempts (6th) and 80.8 percent of his free throws (7th) ... shot 40 percent on 3-pointers ... hit 45.3 percent of 3-point attempts in conference action, becoming just the fourth Cyclone to make at least 25 threes in Big 12 play while shooting better than 45 percent ... was second among Big 12 players on 3-point percentage in conference action ... enters senior season fifth among active NCAA players in scoring (1,510) and the only player with 1,500 points, 450 rebounds and 300 assists ... 15th in ISU record books for scoring, eighth in 3-pointers made (132) and 13th in assists (304) ... just the fourth player in ISU history to score 400 points as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... earned most outstanding player honors at the Big 12 Tournament after leading ISU to a second title in a row ... averaged 18 points, five rebounds and four assists in ISU's three wins ... scored in double figures in 28 games, including eight games with 20 or more points ... tallied a career-high 30 points in the season opener against Oakland, becoming the 31st Cyclone player to score 1,000 career points in the win ... had second career double-double against Georgia State, finishing with 10 points and 11 rebounds ... had 28 points against Alabama and 26 against Arkansas ... was 9-of-12 against Arkansas, while also dishing out a season-high eight assists ... finished with 23 points, including 20 in the second half, as ISU rallied from 21 points down to win the regular season finale against Oklahoma ... had 22 points in Big 12 quarterfinal win against Texas ... in the semifinals against Oklahoma, scored 13 points and grabbed eight boards ... had 19 points and five boards in the finals against Kansas ... scored 11 points and had seven boards against UAB in the NCAA Tournament ... earned a pair of Big 12 Player of the Week accolades.

Summer 2014

Attended Nike Big Man Skills Academy and LeBron James Skills Academy ... lost 25 pounds after recovering from foot surgery.

Played and started the first 33 games of the season before suffering a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, a win against North Carolina Central ... third on the team in scoring with 16.7 points per game ... was in double figures 29 times, including 11 games with 20 or more points ... scored 17 or more points in 14 of his final 18 games ... also grabbed 4.4 rebounds and dished out 3.6 assists ... was only non-guard ranked among the top-10 in the Big 12 in assists per game ... led ISU averaging 18.7 points at the Big 12 Championships, including a 25-point performance in the Cyclones' win against Kansas in the semifinals ... had 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting before leaving with an injury in the win against North Carolina Central ... scored 27 points against Oklahoma ... was the Cyclones' closer, shooting 53.7 percent in the final five minutes of games ... had six of his 19 points in the final four minutes against BYU and six of his 10 points in final four minutes against Michigan ... made game-winning reverse layup with 18 seconds left against Iowa ... finished with 24 points against the Hawkeyes ... earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors for his effort against Iowa.


Recorded one of the finest rookie seasons in school history, averaging 12.1 points and 4.6 rebounds while starting 23 games ... named to the Big 12 All-Rookie team ... led the team and ranked fifth in the Big 12 in field goal percentage at 51.5 percent (157-305 FG) ... shot 39.2 percent (38-97 3FG) from 3-point range and 70.0 percent (70-100 FT) at the free-throw line ... was the fourth-best freshman scorer in the Big 12, becoming just the 13th Cyclone in school history to average double figures in scoring (12.1) ... his 422 points scored is the fourth-most by a Cyclone freshman ... scored in double figures 23 times ... made 38 3-pointers to rank third on ISU’s freshman list ... started all 18 Big 12 games, averaging 12.5 points and shooting 49.7 percent from the field ... named Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Jan. 14) after scoring 18 points vs. Texas ... made the game-winning basket with 0:02 seconds left to defeat West Virginia ... tallied 16 points (6-7 FG) at Oklahoma State ... posted 19 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3FG) vs. TCU ... tied his career high with 19 points (8-14 FG) vs. Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament ... registered 19 points (9-13 field goals) vs. Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

High School
Considered one of the best players on the East Coast, ending his prep career as a consensus national top-100 recruit ... was ranked No. 42 by Lindy’s, No. 56 by ESPNU, No. 69 by, No. 69 by, No. 73 by Sporting News and No. 81 by CBS Sports in the 2012 prep national rankings ... a three-year starter and two-year team captain, Niang capped off his career as one of the greatest players in The Tilton School history, amassing a school-record 2,372 points ... a three-time First-Team All-NEPSAC Class AA pick, Niang was the 2012 NEPSAC Class AA Player of the Year ... averaged 25.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game as a senior ... averaged 24.2 points and 8.2 rebounds as a junior ... led his team to the 2011 NEPSAC Class AA championship with a 72-56 win over St. Mark’s (Mass.) ... was named outstanding player of the tournament, scoring 23 points on 11-of-11 shooting from the field in the championship game ... team lost in the 2011 National Prep Championship to Notre Dame Prep (87-85), as Niang scored 31 points ... played for the Boston-based BABC AAU team, the same program that featured former Cyclone and NBA player Will Blalock ... his BABC squad won the 2011 Nike Peach Jam, one of the best AAU tournaments in the country ... teammates at Tilton and in AAU with Nerlens Noel ... won four NEPSAC titles, one national prep championship, one AAU national championship and one Nike EYBL title in his career ... played in the 2012 Mary Kline All-Star game ... also had offers from Iowa, Providence, Texas A&M and Seton Hall.

Born June 17, 1993 in Lawrence, Mass. ... son of Sidy and Alison Niang ... first name pronounced “George” ... last name pronounced Knee-yang ... business marketing major ... was student body president at Tilton Prep.

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