Nik Stauskas Draft Profile
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|Birthday (Age)||10/7/1993 (20)|
|Standing Reach||Body Fat||No Step Vert||Max Vert||Max Reach Vert||Lane Agility||3/4 Sprint|
|8'6"||12.1%||29.0 in||35.5 in||11'5.5"||10.79 sec||3.27 sec|
|Games (MPG)||PPG||TRPG (ORPG)||APG (TOPG)||SPG||FGM/A (%)||3FGM/A (%)||FTM/A (%)|
|36 (35.6)||17.5||2.9 (0.4)||3.3 (1.9)||0.6||5.1/10.9 (47.0%)||2.6/5.8 (44.2%)||4.7/5.7 (82.4%)|
According To The Experts:
Nik Stauskas is the definition of a late bloomer. As a high school sophomore, he stood just 5'10", playing point guard at a small secondary school in Toronto, Ontario. Two years later, he'd grown eight inches and, along with forwards Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III, headlined Michigan's heralded 2012 recruiting class.
At Michigan, Stauskas took advantage of the skills he developed as a point guard, leading the Wolvarines in assists per game last season (3.3 APG). But the skill he is best known for is his shooting ability. The Lithuanian-Canadian shooting guard is a career 44.1% shooter from beyond the three-point line and also showed a penchant for getting to the free-throw line during his time in Ann Arbor, attempting 5.7 free throws per game last season (82.4 FT%). Combined, those traits make him a very efficient scorer; he averaged 17.5 points on just 10.9 shots per game as a sophomore.
“Pure shooter with a picture perfect stroke and excellent range (44% career 3 point shooter) ... Gets his feet set quickly and gets solid elevation on his jumper. Long arms also help him to get his shot off ... Crafty, cerebral player who maximizes his athletic ability. Good at making adjustments during plays ... Fiery competitor.” – NBADraft.net
“On the offensive end, Stauskas already has a strong groundwork of skills to go along with a solid feel for playing the game. At his best, Stauskas does a good job moving off the ball, getting open, and making quick decisions with the ball when it comes his way, showing all the traits for a solid role player in a team-oriented offense.” – DraftExpress.com
“Stauskas is widely regarded by scouts as one of the two or three best shooters in the draft. He has a super-quick release and can let it fly from just about anywhere on the floor. And he's more than a shooter. The 20-year-old has a very good handle and can play point guard in a pinch. While he lacks elite lateral quickness, which hurts him defensively, many scouts feel he has the chance to be the second coming of J.J. Redick.” – ESPN.com