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Georges Niang (born July 31, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Iowa State University.

Early Life

Niang was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, to parents from Senegal. He has two older sisters. His father, Ibrahima, is a taxi driver and his mother, Aissatou, is a homemaker. Niang’s parents emigrated from Senegal to the United States in the 1980s.

Niang began playing basketball in third grade. He played AAU basketball for the Boston Amateur Basketball Club. In high school, Niang was a three-time All-State selection and a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year for Massachusetts. He played in the 2011 McDonald’s All-American Game.

College career

Niang attended Iowa State University, where he played for the Iowa State Cyclones men’s basketball team from 2011 to 2016. As a senior, Niang was named a consensus first-team All-American. He was also named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year.

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Niang joined the Indiana Pacers for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On July 27, 2016, he signed with the Pacers. On December 21, 2016, he was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. On January 3, 2017, he was recalled by the Pacers. On February 8, 2017, he scored a season-high 15 points in a 106–98 win over the Brooklyn Nets. On April 11, 2017, he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a left foot injury.

On July 14, 2017, Niang was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for cash considerations. On October 18, 2017, he was ruled out for three to four weeks with a right foot injury. On November 7, 2017, he made his debut for the Jazz after missing the first 11 games of the season due to injury, scoring four points in a 105–98 win over the Sacramento Kings.

Career achievements and awards


* 3× First-team All-Big 12 (2014–2016)

* Big 12 Conference Player of the Year (2016)

* Consensus first-team All-American (2016)

General Info

Full NameGeorges Niang
Salary650,000 USD
Height2.03 m
Weight105 kg
EducationIowa State University


ParentsSidy Niang, Alison Niang

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Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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