georges-niang

GEORGES NIANG

Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers

173 NBA

HT/WT 6'7 - 230 lbs
Born
Jun 17, 1993
SPORT Basketball
Status active
GEORGES NIANG

GEORGE NIANG

Georges Niang (born June 17, 1993) is an American-Senegalese professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an All-American college player for Iowa State University.

On June 23, 2016, Niang was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 50th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. He joined the team for the 2016 NBA Summer League, where his early play drew praise from Larry Bird. On July 11, 2016, he signed with the Pacers. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. On July 14, 2017, he was waived by the Pacers.

On August 16, 2017, Niang signed a contract with the Golden State Warriors. He was officially waived by the Warriors on October 14, 2017. He was assigned by the Santa Cruz Warriors as an affiliate player.

On January 14, 2018, Niang signed a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz to take up a spot previously held by former college teammate Naz Mitrou-Long. Throughout the rest of the season, he split his playing time between the Jazz and their NBA G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars.

On July 13, 2018, Niang signed a standard contract with the Jazz.

Niang scored a career high 24 points against the Los Angeles Clippers on April 10, 2019. He also notched a 24 point game against the Houston Rockets on May 8, 2021.

Lovingly nicknamed "Minivan" and "Fat Curry" by his fans, Georges has quickly become a fan favorite.

FUN FACTS

  • He Averages 15.5 Points Per Game. 
  • Niang Attended LeBron James' Camp Over the Summer.
  • He Had Foot Surgery Last Year. 
  • Niang Was a Top 100 Recruit Coming Out of High School. 
  • He Thinks Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns Should be the No. 1 Draft Pick.
 
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