Originally written on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Nik Stauskas probably isn’t the best player in Michigan’s freshman class but he just might be the most important. Due to transfers and graduation, the Wolverines lose over half of their three point production from a season ago. For a team and coach that has been so consistently dependent on the three point shot, that’s a big deal. Stauskas is clearly the freshman best suited to fill that three point sniper role on Michigan’s roster and should have every opportunity to prove himself early in the season. Michigan has playmakers (Burke, Hardaway), big men (Morgan, McGary, Horford) and a great athlete (Robinson) but the offense will be handicapped without a legitimate three point shooting threat. If Stauskas can play the role of shooter deluxe, as many expect, it will go a long way toward balancing Michigan’s offense. At 6-foot-6, he’s taller than his predecessors, Zack Novak and Stu Douglass, at the shooting guard position which could go a long way toward protecting against his other w...
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