At Iowa State, head coach Fred Hoiberg values skilled four man who can shoot the ball. He got one on Sunday when Georges Niang offered up a verbal commitment.
A 6-foot-6 junior at the the Tilton School in New Hampshire, Niang took a visit to Ames in March.
After thinking about things for a bit, he decided that the Big 12 was where he would like to play.
"I'm very excited to be a Cyclone, this was the perfect spot for me," Niang told Rivals.com. "I usually don't believe in that saying "I had that feeling when I was visiting," but I got that feeling and it stuck with me."
"That's when I knew Iowa State was the spot for me."
Crafty, skilled and super competitive, Niang is one of those guys who simply has an understanding for putting points on the board. He'll scrap, make jumpers and brings plenty of intangibles to the table.
"As an inside outside type of guy," said Niang when asked how Hoiberg and his staff plan to utilize his talents. "Bring bigger guys away from the hoop and offer a post presence inside."
This summer, Niang will continue to run with BABC on the Nike EYBL circuit. He's Iowa State's first commitment from the class of 2012.