Georges Niang, born June 17, 1993), native of Methuen, Massachusetts, is an American professional basketball player.
Location: F (No. 20)
Height: 2.01 meters / 6 feet 7
Weight: 104 kg/230 lbs
Team: Philadelphia 76ers
School: Iowa State University
Draft: 20th pick in the second round of 2016
Salary this season: $3.3 million
In high school, he was selected to the NEPSAC Class AA All-NBA First Team three times and was also the 2012 NEPSAC Class AA Best Player. Studied at Iowa State University in college. During his collegiate career, Georges Niang set multiple program records, including the first player to play in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments, the first two-time All-American, and a career-leading number of games played ( 138) and most wins. On June 23, 2016, he was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 50th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. On July 11, 2016, signed with the Pacers. On August 9, 2021, signed a two-year, $6.7 million contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.
As a point forward, Georges Niang is not greedy for credit and is good at passing the ball to dispatch his teammates. Has good three-point ability, low-post post-up ability and face-to-basket breakthrough ability; good basketball IQ; leadership temperament; stable base, good defense against low-post singles. But the shortcomings are also obvious. Defense will be a big problem. The defense against the third position is not fast enough, and the defense against the fourth position is not large enough. In addition, when defending against pick-and-rolls, it is easy to give the opponent too much space for the ball holder; the upper body strength is average, plus the size problem, The stability of shooting after the confrontation is insufficient; the rebounding is poor, and the average rebounds per game is not qualified;