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The Journal Gazette

January 05, 2017 12:57 PM

Pacers' Niang back to Mad Ants

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

In advance of their game Friday against Raptors 905, which is 1.5 games back of Fort Wayne for the Central Division lead, the Mad Ants have gotten Georges Niang back from the NBA's Indiana Pacers.

Niang, a rookie, has averaged 16 points, 3.7 rebounds and three assists in three games this season with the Mad Ants. In 15 NBA games, he has averaged only 5.1 minutes and made four of 28 shots for 11 points, with 14 rebounds and five assists.

Fort Wayne and Raptors 905, which has former Mad Ants Will Sheehey and Bruno Caboclo, meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Coliseum.

Niang and Rakeem Christmas, currently with the Pacers, have combined to play eight games this season with the Mad Ants.

jcohn@jg.net