Get to Know: Georges Niang

Georges Niang started his career with Donovan Mitchell in Utah and has made three pointers at a consistent clip throughout his career. Find out how well you know him here!

Answers at bottom of page.

1.) Which team originally drafted Georges Niang? 

A.) Memphis Grizzles

B.) New York Knicks 

C.) Boston Celtics 

D.) Indiana Pacers

2.) Besides Nerlens Noel, which other current NBA player attended the same high school (Tilton HS in New Hampshire) as Georges Niang? 

A.) Darius Bazely

B.) Jaxon Hayes

C.) Terrence Mann

D.) Mitchell Robinson

3.) Georges Niang was presented the Karl Malone Award for the top power forward in college basketball in the award’s second year of existence in 2015-16. Who was the inaugural winner? 

A.) Montrezl Harrell

B.) Bobby Portis

C.) Frank Kaminsky 

D.) Willie Cauley-Stein 

4.) What is Georges Niang’s nickname? 

A.) “The Zamboni”

B.) “The Punisher”

C.) “Gorgeous George”

D.) “The Minivan”

5.) Which is the only accomplishment that is NOT true of Georges Niang’s four-year college career at Iowa State? 

A.) All-time leader in career victories (98)

B.) First player to reach four straight NCAA Tournaments

C.) Only player to surpass 2,000 career points

D.) First player in program history to be named All-American twice

E.) All-time leader in career games played (138)

6.) Before joining the Jazz on a two-way contract in 2018, Georges Niang signed an Exhibit 10 deal with which Western Conference squad?

A.) Memphis Grizzlies

B.) Portland Trail Blazers

C.) Golden State Warriors

D.) Phoenix Suns

7.) Georges Niang is currently the most Playoff-experienced Cavalier – with 46 postseason appearances over his career. Who is next on the list?

A.) Donovan Mitchell

B.) Max Strus

C.) Caris LeVert

D.) Damian Jones 

8.) Which of the following is NOT true in terms of Georges Niang’s offensive output?

A.) Has shot at least 40 percent from three-point range in each of the last five seasons

B.) Averaged a career-high 8.2 points per game last season

C.) Once had a streak of 31 straight games with at least one three-pointer 

D.) Had the 13th-highest three-point shooting percentage in the NBA last year

Answers: D, C, A, D, C, C, A, B