Posted January 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
Iowa State forward Georges Niang isn't very athletic. He just isn't. Yet the 6-foot-7 Niang has blossomed into one of the Big 12's better freshmen, helping the Cyclones get off to a good start this season. Niang is third on Iowa State in scoring at 11.5 points per game while hitting 52.5 percent of his shots. He was named the Big 12's Rookie of the Week on Monday after averaging 15.5 points per game in a loss to Kansas and a win over Texas last week. Niang and the Cyclones (11-4, 1-1 Big 12) host West Virginia (8-7, 1-2) on Wednesday in search of their second straight Big 12 victory. ''It's going to be difficult for any 6-foot-9, 6-foot-10 slow guy to hold Georges because he can shoot the ball from the outside,'' said Will Clyburn, Iowa State's leading scorer. ''You can see in the games that the bigger players are having trouble guarding him and the smaller players are having trouble guarding him the same way.'' Niang grew...
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