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Iowa State’s Georges Niang Heading to Nike Basketball Academy

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AMES, Iowa – Cyclones senior forward Georges Niang is set to participate in the Nike Basketball Academy, according to an ISU press release.

Nike has altered their skills academies by shifting from three events to one. It allows the best players in the county – high school and college – to play against premier competition, while also receiving tips from Nike Basketball’s NBA stars. Those stars include LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving.

Niang heads into the Nike Basketball Academy following a prolific junior season for Iowa State. He was given All-American Third-Team honors after averaging a team-high 15.3 points per game and career-high 5.4 rebounds per game. Niang was also named to the All-Big 12 First-Team and earned the Big 12 Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player distinction last season.

In the summer of 2014, Niang attended the Nike Big Man Skills Academy and the LeBron James Skills Academy. This year’s event will be held at the Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar in Los Angeles, California from June 26-29.