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PHOTO: Georges Niang has totally changed his body this offseason

By Matt Norlander | College Basketball Writer

On first glance, that doesn't look like the same person in both photos. Quite the transformation for Georges Niang, the Iowa State junior who will most likely be a First Team preseason pick in the Big 12.

After breaking his foot in the NCAA Tournament, Niang's not only recovered, but taken the past few months to cut his figure into elite form.

Niang averaged 16.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists last season. Even in "chubby" mode, he was one of the most dynamic and interesting players in the game. With the fat shed, perhaps Niang could be on track to become an All-American in 2015-16.

The ISU forward has also enjoyed a productive offseason; He performed well at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas earlier this month. Iowa State earned a No. 3 seed in last year's NCAA Tournament but lost all-league seniors DeAndre Kane and Melvin Ejim. They'll still be plenty good, but will likely rely on Niang to keep the competitive near the top of the league.

With a refigured figure, I can't wait to see how Niang's game alters -- for the better -- come November.

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