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Niang and Uthoff A-P All-Americans

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Iowa State's Georges Niang and Iowa's Jarrod Uthoff both named to Associated Press All-America teams. Iowa State senior Georges Niang has been named an Associated Press Second-Team All-American, it was announced Tuesday. He is ISU's first two-time AP All-American.

Niang, who was a third-team selection as a junior, recently wrapped up a stellar career by averaging a career-best 20.5 points and 6.2 rebounds in his final season at Iowa State. He shot 54.6 percent from the field, 39.2 percent behind the arc and 80.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Uthoff becomes Iowa’s first AP All-American since Andre Woolridge earned third team laurels in 1997 and ninth overall. Uthoff is a consensus second-team All-American -- Iowa’s first consensus All-American in 64 years (Chuck Darling was a first team honoree in 1952).Uthoff, a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ranked second in the Big Ten in scoring (18.9 ppg), first in blocked shots (2.6 bpg), and tied for 13th in rebounding (6.3 rpg)

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