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College Basketball: What’s The Matter With Michigan?

Michigan is coming off back to back home losses to NJIT and Eastern Michigan, which are ranked 267th and 119th in the KenPom ratings. While the Wolverines were expected to take a bit of a step back this season, they were preseason No. 16 in KenPom, and were ranked 24th in the first regular season AP Poll. So what happened? For starters, although it’s not the most exciting answer...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball: What’s The Matter With Michigan?

Michigan is coming off back to back home losses to NJIT and Eastern Michigan, which are ranked 267th and 119th in the KenPom ratings. While the Wolverines were expected to take a bit of a step back this season, they were preseason No. 16 in KenPom, and were ranked 24th in the first regular season AP Poll. So what happened? For starters, although it’s not the most exciting answer...
Via The Student Section
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Roundup: Former Wolverines off to an up-and-down start

As the Michigan’s current team struggles to replace some of its early entry losses, we turn our attention to former Wolverines in the NBA — several of whom have had a rocky start to the season. Nik Stauskas had a breakout game Monday against Trey Burke and the Utah Jazz. The 2014 NBA Draft lottery pick scored a career-high 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting accompanied with eight...
Via UM Hoops
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Players who will shape the NCAA basketball season

With the college basketball season beginning on Friday, it’s time to dive into the journey ahead. Lead college basketball writers Scott King and Steve Fetch join TSS managing editor Matt Zemek in a roundtable on the coming season. This installment looks at key players from a number of different vantage points: breakout performers, lonely stars, and players who can carry a team...
Via The Student Section
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Michigan basketball players in John Beilein era

Trey Burke: The Shot Michigan basketball has been known for great players, especially the Fab Five. But I am not addressing those players in this ranking. I am here to rank the Top 5 players in the Coach John Beilein Era and the Beilein era only. Now, I am not taking NBA career or draft stock into account. The Top 5 will be based upon collegiate success and performance. Coach Beilein...
Via isportsweb.com
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The NBA Draft Experience For Nik Stauskas And His Family

For 60 players, last Thursday night was a moment when dreams came true, when years of hard work finally came to fruition. Nik Stauskas is one of those players.  The former Michigan standout was selected with the No. 8 pick in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. In New York City to support Stauskas was his family, and his dad, Paul Stauskas, made a home video...
Via College Spun
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas Tweets Long Message To Sacramento Kings Fans, Vows To Work Hard, Says He Will “Never Be Satisfied”

140 characters wasn’t nearly enough for the screed that Nik Stauskas sent on Twitter to Sacramento Kings fans just past 1 A.M. on Saturday. In this extended introduction to his new fanbase, the former Michigan sharpshooter describes himself as a “perfectionist” and says that he will “never be satisfied” during his basketball career, welcome words for a fanbase that hasn’t...
Via College Spun
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Pick Nik Stauskas, Receive Hot WAG Taylor Anderson

The Sacramento Kings selected Michigan’s Nik Stauskas with the 8th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Safe to say Stauskas and his girlfriend, Taylor Anderson, a University of Toledo sophomore, hit the jackpot? Here’s Anderson rocking out in some Sac. Kings gear after the pick was announced. Where would Taylor Anderson go in the NBA […] The post Kings Pick Nik Stauskas, Receive Hot...
Via Diehardsport
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Nik Stauskas Gets Drafted, Exchanges “3-Goggles” Handshake With His Dad

Michigan star Nik Stauskas was drafted eighth overall by the Sacramento Kings during last night’s NBA Draft. Upon getting drafted, Stauskas — who averaged 17.5 points per game for the Wolverines last year — exchanged an awesome handshake with his dad, which was capped off with a pair of “3-goggles,” which Stauskas has been known to throw up after he knocks down a three...
Via College Spun
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Transcript: Nik Stauskas reacts to being drafted by Sacramento

Nik Stauskas was selected eighth overall by the Sacramento Kings on Thursday evening. After being selected, Stauskas discussed his future in a press conference at the Barclays Center. Read the full transcript of his press conference below. Q.  Nik, if you could just start opening statements, feelings about getting drafted. NIK STAUSKAS:  This is a huge honor for me.  This...
Via UM Hoops
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas and John Beilein need to practice their high-fives

You’d think that Michigan coach John Beilein and Nik Stauskas would have the high-five down. Obviously they don’t though given Beilein getting nipped in the nose by the now former Michigan guard. All this too after that crazy handshake Stauskas had with his dad.
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas/Jon Beilein high five fail (VIDEO)

It was a classy gesture for Michigan coach Jon Beilein to show to watch his former guard Nik Stauskas get drafted eighth overall by the Sacramento Kings.  Stauskas showed his appreciation by slapping Beilein in the nose. “Thanks Coach.” Hashtag high-five fail.
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas answers rapid fire questions for SLAMonline (VIDEO)

Former Michigan sophomore turned Sacramento Kings rookie (ouch) Nik Stauskas sat down with SLAMonline.com to answer a bevy of rapid fire questions.  Stauskas trolled former Spartan now Atlanta Hawks rookie Adreian Payne about sharing a room together.  The two have become friends and share the same agent, Mark Bartelstein. SLAMonline choose not to ask about Stauskas’ girl Taylor...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Local NBA Draft picks: Stauskas goes No. 8 overall to Sacramento

When the Utah Jazz took Trey Burke with the No. 9 pick in 2013, it seemed like it might be a while before another Michigan Wolverines player went that high again. As it turns out, it only took 12 months. In a remarkable turnaround, Nik Stauskas went from being a support player on the team that went to the national-championship game to the star of the Big Ten champions and the Big...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Select Nik Stauskas with the No. 8 pick

The Kings got another guard to add to their already stocked backcourt. Stauskas was a consensus All-American and the Big Ten Player of the year as he helped the Wolverines reach the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight.
Via Thacover2
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas And His Dad Have The Best NBA Draft Handshake

The Sacramento Kings took Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas with the 8th overall pick in the NBA Draft. After Adam Silver announced the Stauskas pick, the Mississauga, Ontario native and his dad shared a pretty awesome handshake. [Michael Shamburger of The Big Lead] The post Nik Stauskas And His Dad Have The Best NBA Draft Handshake appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas Goes To The Sacramento Kings At No. 8

Name: Nik Stauskas School: Michigan Position: Guard Birthday: October 7, 1993 Height/Weight: 6-foot-6/205 pounds Achievements/Stats: 17.5 points per game last season and shot 44 percent from deep. Highlights:  Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: Sacramento Kings Select Nik Stauskas

With the 8th pick in the NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings select Nik Stauskas, a guard out of the University of Michigan. Originally from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Stauskas is listed at 6’6 207 pounds and along with Doug McDermott, is one of the best shooters in this class. He can score from anywhere on the floor and does not have a conscience. On the down side, he’s not...
Via Standing O Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings select Nik Stauskas with No. 8 pick in 2014 NBA Draft

Dustin Johnston The Sacramento Kings selected Nik Stauskas with the 8th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft this evening. The pick was first reported by Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski. Stauskas was the first Wolverine selected in this year’s draft and his selection means that Michigan has had a lottery pick in each of the past two seasons. Stauskas led Michigan 17.5 points and 3.3...
Via UM Hoops
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolverine Stauskas jokes about rooming with Spartan Payne

Nik Stauskas is a player that’s reportedly been rising in the minds of NBA teams. The former Michigan star is expected to be a lottery pick in tonight’s NBA Draft.  In an interview with SLAMonline.com, the sharpshooter answered a number of wide ranging questions, including one that resulted in an answer about Michigan State’s Adreian Payne.  Payne, Stauskas and Michigan’s...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Day Gallery: Nik Stauskas

A look back at Michigan’s Big Ten Player of the Year, Nik Stauskas, through his two years in Ann Arbor. Full gallery after the jump.
Via UM Hoops
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Nik Stauskas: top ten pick on Draft night?

Michigan star Nik Stauskas went from totally obscure to Big Ten Player of the Year and lottery lock in just one year. It looks like the former Wolverines star with the scorching hot girlfriend that the internet is creepily obsessed with (but hey, we have a couple gratuitous pics of Taylor Anderson here for you in this post….you knew we would) could end up in the top ten on NBA...
Via The Sports Bank
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas Doesn’t Have A Drivers License Yet?

Nik Stauskas gave Michigan fans a lot to cheer about during his two years in Ann Arbor. The Canadian native, who is slotted to go anywhere from 5-15 in next weeks NBA draft, sat down with Campus Insiders for an interview. At the end of the video (3:30), the 20-year-old Stauskas added that he doesn’t […] The post Nik Stauskas Doesn’t Have A Drivers License Yet? appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas: NBA Team Asked Me If I’d Rather Party With Bieber Or Win ROY

The question former Michigan standout Nik Stauskas was asked by an NBA team on Wednesday was almost so easy it just might have been a trick question. As the 2014 NBA draft approaches, teams are grilling prospects to see how they’ll fit in with their organization. But one team has a different definition of grilling than most, opting to incorporate Justin Bieber into their deep...
Via NESN.com
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas: NBA Team Asked Me If I’d Rather Win ROY Or Party With Justin Bieber

Is Justin Beiber mania that large? According to Michigan guard Nik Stauskas, brass from one NBA team asked him if he’d rather win Rookie of the Year or party with Justin Beiber. A team asked me if I'd rather win rookie of the year or tour/party with @justinbieber for the whole summer LOOOOOOL! #ThingsToThinkAbout — Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11) June 19, 2014 Stauskas for his part...
Via Thacover2
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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