Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 1/8/13
ANN ARBOR -- Nik Stauskas could have been like most Canadian kids and devoted his life to earning a shot at the NHL. Luckily for John Beilein and the Michigan basketball program, Stauskas went in a different direction. "I don't really like hockey -- I never really got into it," Stauskas said recently. "I just wanted to play basketball." So Stauskas put in endless hours perfecting a jump shot instead of a slap shot, and the end result has turned him into one of the biggest weapons on college basketball's best offense. "I'm always confident in my shot, no matter where I am and no matter who is guarding me," he said. "I've spent my whole life working on it in the backyard. Shooting is what I do." The rest of the team has noticed. "Our guys know that if they look for No. 11, he's going to give them a chance to pad their assist stats," Beilein said. "He's such a pure shooter that we're all surprised when a 3-pointer doesn't go in." Stauskas, just a freshman, is shooting 53.7 perc...
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