Iowa State men’s basketball: You won’t recognize Georges Niang next season


Rumor had it during the offseason that Georges Niang was hitting the gym and losing the weight. Knowing that, it still won’t prepare your eyes for the following transformation picture.

Niang posted a comparison of himself in the past to him now on his Instagram account, and trust me, your girlfriend will probably make a comment if she’s sitting next to you.

The new Niang looks incredible, stripping himself of the “guy you’d pick up at the YMCA” comments and now he’s “jacked to the moon”.

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Also noticeable is Niang not doing the whole #TransformationTuesday, #TransformationThursday, or whatever the kids do when releasing comparison pictures. Instead, he posts it on Friday with his own hashtag: #COMEBACKSEASON. Swag.

It’s a pretty amazing transformation, showing all of us guys that it doesn’t take long to erase that beer belly and you can actually feel comfortable taking off your shirt outside. All it takes is a little motivation and dedication.

However, it’s not just about the weight. Campus Insiders had a feature on him this week and dived in on some personal habits he developed in his transition.

"Niang has spent this summer not only making sure his foot was healthy, but also improving his diet. The eat-whatever attitude he used to have has been replaced by a new diet that is more about nutrition. Niang says he used to worry just about his weight, but now he’s looking for good body fuel, and that means more veggies and leaner meat."

As for me, I’m going to eat two carrots and go to the gym today. Last thing I need is my girlfriend watching Iowa State men’s basketball games more than me for a different reason.

Yeah, she probably does that already anyway.

Niang averaged 16.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists last season. Entering the 2014-15 season as a junior, Niang has ditched the weight and it’ll be exciting to see what he can bring to the court with his new look.