Everyone knew Georges Niang had a shot at getting drafted this year. Abdel Nader? Well, if you would have bet money on him getting drafted, I probably would have told you that you might as well have thrown dollar bills straight into a trash can.
However, the Boston Celtics selected the athletic forward at #58 overall on Thursday night, with Nader agreeing to be stashed in the D-League to start his career.
Boston will select Iowa State's Abdel Nader with the No. 58 pick in the NBA draft, sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2016
#58 pick Abdel Nader from Iowa State has agreed to be stashed in the D-League next year.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 24, 2016
This is the first year that Iowa State has had two players taken in the same draft since 1995, when Loren Meyer and Fred Hoiberg went #24 and #52 overall, respectively.
Congrats to both Nader and Niang on being selected!