Posted by Jeff Borzello
Over the last year, Georges Niang’s recruitment has blown up. He went from a mid-major prospect to one with several high-major offers.
On Sunday, Niang completed his rise by committing to Iowa State.
“I just felt that it was a perfect spot for me,” Niang told CBSSports.com. “I felt there wasn’t another place that has a better fit for me than Iowa State.”
Despite his consistent production nearly every night with Tilton (N.H.) on the prep scene and BABC on the AAU circuit, Niang was vastly underrated nationally.
Last summer, he had offers from Florida Atlantic, Hofstra and New Hampshire. Prior to making his decision, Niang had offers from multiple high-major schools.
“I wish I knew why – it just started blowing up,” Niang said. “But I know coach [Fred] Hoiberg believed in me from the first time he saw me and the coaches who didn’t recruit me didn’t see that. I don’t let that bother me. I just get out there and try to be the team that my team is facing.”
Niang, a 6-foot-7 forward, said the other finalists in his decision included Iowa, Miami (Fl.), Providence, Texas A&M, Charlotte, Alabama and Seton Hall.