Indiana Pacers Select Georges Niang in the 2016 Draft

 

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Georges Niang
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Charleston, SC, resident Ashley Hewitt has experience working as a paralegal and public school teacher. Outside of her professional activities in SC, Ashley Hewitt enjoys cheering on her favorite NBA team, the Indiana Pacers.

With the 50th pick in the 2016 NBA draft, the Indiana Pacers selected Georges Niang out of Iowa State. A 6-foot-9-inch, 230-pound forward, Niang averaged 20.5 points and 6.2 rebounds a game with the Cyclones last season and earned the Karl Malone Award for his outstanding performance at the power forward position.

With his high on-the-court IQ and ability to shoot the ball, Niang impressed the Pacers at the team’s pre-draft workout, where he also demonstrated an ability to score against bigger players. The Pacers are hoping Niang can find a place in the rotation this October and add some depth behind expected starters Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young, who the team acquired from the Brooklyn Nets for the 20th pick in the first round of this year’s draft.