Niang earns NABC Second-Team All-America accolades


AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior Georges Niang has been named a National Association of Basketball Coaches All-America Second-Team honoree, announced Monday by the organization. 

Niang, who was a third-team pick by the NABC as a junior, finished his senior season averaging 20.5 points per game, the most by any Cyclone since Craig Brackins averaged 20.2 points in 2009. Niang also averaged a career-high 6.2 rebounds and shot 54.6 percent from the floor, 39.2 percent from 3-point range and 80.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Niang is just the 24th player since 1994-95 and the first since Creighton’s Doug McDermott did it in 2013-14 to average 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds while also shooting at least 50 percent from the field and 80 percent at the line.

He scored in double figures in all 35 games, posting 17 games with 20 or more points and four games with 30 or more. 

NABC All-America First Team

Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia

Buddy Hield, Oklahoma

Brice Johnson, North Carolina

Ben Simmons, LSU

Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

NABC All-America Second Team

Kris Dunn, Providence

Perry Ellis, Kansas

Georges Niang, Iowa State

Jakob Poeltl, Utah

Tyler Ulis, Kentucky

NABC All-America Third Team

Grayson Allen, Duke

Kay Felder, Oakland

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Josh Hart, Villanova

Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa