Georges Niang is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has also played in the NBA G League and in 2018, he was named to the First-team All-NBA G League.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Georges Niang was born on June 17, 1993, in Lawrence, Massachusetts in the United States of America. He stands 201 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 104 kg. He is a power forward and he shoots right-handed.

His father was born and raised in Senegal.

Team 208 cleveland cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers
Position Power Forward
Height / weight 2.01 m / 104 kg
Born 17 Jun 1993
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname The Closer
Team History
208 cleveland cavaliers Cleveland 2023 - present
205 philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 2021 - 2023
229 utah jazz Utah 2018 - 2021
Santa Cruz Warriors 2017 - 2018
Salt Lake City Stars 2018
Fort Wayne Mad Ants 2016 - 2017
210 indiana pacers Indiana 2016 - 2017

High School and College Career

He attended Tilton High School where he served as student body president. Later, he played college basketball for Iowa State University and was there from 2012 to 2016.

In 2016, he was awarded the Karl Malone Award. He was also the 2015 Big 12 Tournament MVP.

Professional Career

Niang joined the league during the 2016 NBA Draft and was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the second round, making him the 50th overall pick of the draft.

While with the Pacers, he also played for their G League team, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. From 2017 to 2018, he played for the Santa Cruz Warriors, and then in 2018, he started playing for the Utah Jazz. Also in 2018, he was named to the First-team All NBA G League.

In 2021, he signed to play with the Philadelphia 76ers. He played with the 76ers through 2023 before moving to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Career Highlights

  • 2018 - First-team All-NBA G League
  • 2016 - Consensus second-team All-American
  • 2015 - Third-team All-American – AP, NABC
  • 2016 - Karl Malone Award
  • 2015, 2016 - First-team All-Big 12
  • 2014 - Third-team All-Big 12
  • 2015 - Big 12 tournament MVP
  • 2013 - Big 12 All-Rookie team

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