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Georges Niang adds to long list of preseason accolades

 The term "celebrated" can be overused, but it’s perfectly apt when describing the career of ISU forward Georges Niang.

 Thursday morning, another presason honor rolled in as Sports Illustrated dubbed the skilled big man a first team All-American.

 SI.com called Niang a "well-rounded 6’8" forward," and noted his ability to both rebound and dish out assists while remaining  constant scoring threat. Niang averaged 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists last season. 

 Kyle Wiltjer of Gonzaga, Buddy Hield of Oklahoma, Marcus Paige of North Carolina and Ben Simmons of LSU joined Niang on SI‘s preseason first team.





Rob Gray


Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers. He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago. Rob specializes in feature stories for CF.