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Sporting News: Niang is a First-Team All-American

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications. 

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior forward Georges Niang has been named a Sporting News Preseason First-Team All-American, announced Monday by the publication.

Niang, a Methuen, Massachusetts, native, earned a spot on the top team after averaging 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists last season. He was one of just two players in the nation 6-8 or taller to average at least 15.0 points and 3.0 assists in 2014-15. 

Niang enters his final season as a Cyclone with 1,510 career points, which is fifth among active Division I players. He is the only player nationally with 1,500 points, 450 rebounds and 300 assists.

Niang earned All-America honors from The Associated Press and National Association of Basketball Coaches in 2014-15.

First Team
Georges Niang – Iowa State – Sr.

Ron Baker – Wichita State – Sr.
Malcom Brogdon – Virginia – Sr.
Nigel Hayes – Wisconsin – Jr.
Marcus Paige – North Carolina – Sr.

Second Team

Fred VanVleet – Wichita State – Sr.
Kris Dunn – Providence – Jr.
Yogi Ferrell – Indiana – Sr.
Skal Labissiere – Kentucky – Fr.
Wayne Selden – Kansas – Jr.

Third Team

Buddy Hield – Oklahoma – Sr.
Jamal Murray – Kentucky – Fr.
Ben Simmons – LSU – Fr.
Melo Trimble – Maryland – So.
Kyle Wiltjer – Gonzaga – Sr.

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