Georges Niang signs multi-year deal with Utah Jazz


Former Iowa State forward Georges Niang was in the crowd for the Cyclones’ game against TCU Feb. 18, 2017.

Noah Rohlfing

Former Cyclone basketball star Georges Niang has himself a new NBA contract. 

Yahoo NBA reporter Shams Charania broke news of the deal Friday afternoon, adding that it was a multi-year contract. 

The Salt Lake Tribune’s Tony Jones added that Niang was signed “with the expectation to make the opening-day roster.”

Niang averaged 19.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game last season in the G League with the Salt Lake City Stars as a part of his two-way contract with the Jazz. Niang also shot 45.9 percent from 3-point range.

Niang signed his two-way deal with the Jazz in January, joining former Iowa State teammate Naz Mitrou-Long in the organization. 

Before free agency began, the Jazz had made Niang a restricted free agent by making him a two-way quailfying offer.