May 4, 2011

No rush for Niang

Georges Niang could only chuckle over the rumor mill on Tuesday night. Previously he had said that his plan was to wait for a while before making his college choice, but a rumor surfaced that he was actually thinking of making a decision before the start of the July evaluation period.

"I'm not sure where that rumor got started," Niang said with a laugh on Tuesday evening. "I talked with my family about my college options and it came up in the discussion, but we never decided on making an early decision. I'm still planning on taking more visits and waiting."

It would seem that making a quicker than expected decision might be limiting his options and that feeling was reinforced on Tuesday because he picked up another scholarship offer, this time from a Big East school.

"I just picked up an offer from Seton Hall," Niang said. "They are a program on the rise in the Big East, so it feels good to get an offer from them."

Niang is also planning on making more unofficial campus visits in the coming weeks with trips to three schools on the agenda.

"I'm planning on visiting Texas A&M, Providence, and Miami, Florida soon. Texas A&M and Providence have already offered and Miami has a new coaching staff and they seem close to offering."

The 6-foot-7 forward from the Class of 2012 attends the Tilton School in New Hampshire now has offers from : Iowa, Iowa State, Texas A&M, Providence, Rhode Island, Siena, UMass, Seton Hall, Delaware, Drexel, Hofstra, New Hampshire, Florida Atlantic, and Northeastern. In addition to Miami, other schools showing interest include Florida, Alabama, Charlotte, Michigan, and Stanford.

In March he made a trip to the state of Iowa and made unofficial visits to Iowa and Iowa State. Both schools remain in close contact and are still very much in the mix to land the talented combo forward.

"I talk to Coach Hoiberg and Coach Francis quite a bit," Niang said. "They keep in touch a lot and I have really good relationships with both coaches and feel very comfortable with them."


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