Prospect Profile: Nik Stauskas
In-depth look at the draft prospect out of Michigan
“For as long as I can remember I have had a goal of playing in the NBA, whether it was on my backyard court or winning the Big Ten title at Crisler Center,” said Stauskas.
Three-point field goals: 2012-13, 80-for-182 (.440); 2013-14, 92-for-208 (.442). Totals: 172-for-390(.441).
- Named Big 10 Player of the Year as a sophomore.
- Only unanimous selection for the All-Big Ten First Team.
- Named to the NABC All-America First Team, Associated Press and Sporting News All-America Second Teams, and USA Today All-America Third Team.
- Finished second all-time in Michigan history with an 83.16 career free throw percentage.
Elite shooter with a quick release and great mechanics. Has unlimited range. Comfortable shooting off the dribble or on pull-ups. Solid ball-handler with a decent first step and the ability to make plays off the bounce. Will make the extra pass.
"Stauskas has improved greatly since arriving at Michigan. He has been a knockdown perimeter shooter, but becoming a better all-around offensive player has put him in or near the lottery. "
"Thanks to his ability to knock down shots, Stauskas is an elite offensive prospect. Among players in Chad's top 50, only Doug McDermott has a better projected true shooting percentage (.550) for next season based on translated college performance. And while Stauskas will probably be primarily a role player early in his NBA career, he's shown the ability to create his own shot, which makes him more than just a specialist.” "
"He's a proven lights-out shooter who can play well on pick-and-rolls. Elite ball-handler. Worst-case scenario he's a great shooter."
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