Basketball

Niang becomes ISU’s first two-time AP All-American

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

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior Georges Niang has been named an Associated Press Second-Team All-American, it was announced Tuesday. He is ISU’s first two-time AP All-American.

Niang, who was a third-team selection as a junior, recently wrapped up a stellar career by averaging a career-best 20.5 points and 6.2 rebounds in his final season at Iowa State. He shot 54.6 percent from the field, 39.2 percent behind the arc and 80.7 percent from the free-throw line. 

Niang scored in double figures all 35 games, including 17 games with 20 or more points. He posted 28 or more points in the final four games of his career and averaged 28.7 points in three NCAA Tournament games.

AP All-America First Team

Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

Buddy Hield, Oklahoma

Tyler Ulis, Kentucky

Brice Johnson, North Carolina

Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia

AP All-America Second Team

Jakob Poeltl, Utah

Perry Ellis, Kansas

Ben Simmons, LSU

Kris Dunn, Providence

Georges Niang, Iowa State

AP All-America Third Team

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Grayson Allen, Duke

Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa

Kay Felder, Oakland

Jamal Murray, Kentucky