Georges Niang Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Georges Niang :

NameGeorges Niang
NickNameThe Minivan
Date of BirthJune 17, 1993
Age (2024)31 Years
NationalityUnited States
HomeTownLawrence, MA
Height6 ft 7 in
ProfessionAmerican professional basketball player
Current TeamCleveland Cavaliers (#20 / Small forward, Power forward)
EducationIowa State University (2012–2016), Tilton School
ParentsSidy Niang, Alison Niang
Net Worth2.3-3 Million USD

Who is Georges Niang ?

Georges Niang, affectionately known as “The Minivan,” embodies versatility and resilience both on and off the basketball court. Born on June 17, 1993, Niang’s journey from his roots in Methuen, Massachusetts, to becoming a seasoned professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA, reflects a narrative of dedication and passion for the game.

Georges Niang
Georges Niang

Niang’s multicultural background adds depth to his story. The son of Sidy and Alison Niang, with his father hailing from Senegal, Niang’s upbringing instilled in him a rich tapestry of experiences and influences. Excelling academically and athletically, he was elected student body president at Tilton Prep, setting a precedent for leadership early on.

Niang’s prowess on the basketball court flourished during his high school years at The Tilton School. As a standout player, he etched his name in the annals of school history, setting records with an impressive 2,372 points. His accolades include multiple All-NEPSAC Class AA selections and the prestigious title of the 2012 NEPSAC Class AA Player of the Year. With remarkable stats and leadership qualities, Niang emerged as one of the most sought-after recruits, drawing attention from elite college basketball programs across the nation.

Facts about Georges Niang :

  • Georges Niang was born on June 17, 1993, and his nickname is “The Minivan.”
  • His father, Sidy Niang, immigrated from Senegal.
  • He was elected student body president at Tilton School in New Hampshire.
  • Niang is a school record holder at Tilton with 2,372 career points.
  • He was a three-time All-NEPSAC Class AA selection and the 2012 Player of the Year.
  • Niang led his team to the 2011 NEPSAC Class AA championship.
  • He was a consensus top-100 recruit coming out of high school.
Georges Niang
Georges Niang
  • Niang was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team in 2013.
  • A broken foot sidelined him in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
  • He led the Iowa State Cyclones in scoring during his junior season (2015).
  • Niang surpassed 2,000 career points as a senior and averaged over 20 points per game.
  • He was a two-time All-American and played in four NCAA Tournaments.
  • Niang holds the school record for most games played (138) and wins (98).
  • Drafted 50th overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 2016 NBA Draft.
  • Larry Bird praised Niang’s performance in the 2016 NBA Summer League.
  • He spent parts of his rookie season with the Pacers and their G League affiliate.
  • Niang signed with the Golden State Warriors in 2017 but was later waived.
  • He joined the Utah Jazz on a two-way contract in January 2018.
  • Niang signed a standard contract with the Jazz in July 2018.
  • He scored a career-high 24 points against the Los Angeles Clippers in 2019.
  • Niang signed with the Philadelphia 76ers in August 2021.
  • In January 2024, he set a new career-high with 33 points against the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Niang currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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