Prospect Profile: Nik Stauskas

Comprehensive look at NBA Draft Prospect Nik Stauskas.

About:

Birthplace Birthdate Height Weight Position
Mississauga, ON October 7, 1993 6'6" 207lbs G

Draft Predictions:

Draft Express NBADraft.net Hoops Hype NBA Draft Insider Chad Ford's Big Board
9 13 13 9 11

NBA Combine Stats:

Lane Agility Shuttle Run 3-Quarter Sprint Standing Vertical Max Vertical
10.79 Seconds (Rank: 5th) 2.92 Seconds (T-12) 3.27 Seconds (T-20) 29.0" (T-29) 35.5" (T-24)

Stats Courtesy NBA.com


Sophomore Collegiate Stats:

School Year MPG PPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG TPG
Michigan Sophomore 35.6 17.5 47.0 44.2 82.4 2.9 3.3 0.6 1.9

Stats Courtesy ESPN.com

Highlight Moment:

With a year of experience under his belt, Wolverine guard Nik Stauskas helped lead Michigan to two big upsets over in-state rival Michigan State during his sophomore season. After contributing 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 5-of-6 from the three-point line on January 25, Stauskas led the Wolverines to yet another upset over the Spartans one month later, this time at home. On February 23 against then-ranked No. 13 Michigan State, the sophomore guard scored 21 of his 25 points after halftime and fell just one point shy of tying his career-high of 26 points. His offensive prowess and his unselfish distribution – he added five assists – helped the 20th-ranked Wolverines earn a 79-70 win over the Spartans and move into first place in the Big Ten.

Stats Courtesy ESPN.com


Quotes:

“Stauskas proved he was a better athlete than most expected in the athletic testing. He finished fourth or fifth among shooting guards in most events, including showing off a max vertical of 35.5 inches, which will improve his stock. Combined with his effusive personality, it was a week that pushed him forward.” – Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press

“Nik Stauskas, the multi-tooled guard from Michigan, is projected as a late lottery pick in the NBA draft. The buzz surrounding him is somewhere between praising and raving. His agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports and Entertainment, isn't embellishing when saying, ‘His stock is very high right now, there's no question about that.’ And there's no question what Stauskas wants now: To break into the top 10 of the June 26 draft.” – Brendan Quinn, Mlive.com

“The 6-foot-6 Stauskas was one of the more improved players in the nation [this past year], putting on 16 pounds of muscle in the offseason, and quickly shredding the notion that he was simply a shooter. He averaged 17.5 points 2.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game, shooting 44 percent from beyond the arc.” – Terrence Payne, NBC Sports


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