Selected by the Indiana Pacers with the No. 50 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Georges Niang played 23 games with the Pacers during his rookie season before signing a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz in January 2018.
Niang appeared in 59 games for the Utah Jazz during the 2018-19 season, when he scored in double figures five times and capped off the regular season with a career-high 24 points against the LA Clippers.
Niang averaged 22.0 points in 15 games with the SLC Stars and was named First Team All-NBA G League for the 2017-18 season. He signed a standard contract with the Jazz before the 2018-19 season.
A 6-foot-8 forward from Lawrence, Massachusetts, Niang played collegiately at Iowa State, where he led the Cyclones to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Niang was a two-time AP All-American and averaged 20.2 points per game as a senior.
Niang's father, Sidy, is from Senegal.