Italy Rewind: Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle & Kameron Chatman John Beilein has made a career out of his ability to recruit shooters and his perimeter-oriented offense has always been stereotyped by the three-point shot. While the three is still ever-present in Beilein’s...
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Photos: Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary, And Glenn Robinson III Have Brief Michigan Reunion, Rep Their NBA Teams

Michigan has been putting plenty of players into the NBA the last few seasons. This year, three Wolverines were drafted—Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary, and Glenn Robinson III, and the three caught up today. Stauskas and Robinson shared pictures on Instagram…it’s probably pretty weird for Michigan fans to see these three wearing colors other than maize and blue.  Stauskas is...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Zak Irvin’s progression, Age, Defense

Dustin Johnston @zgordon5: What does Zak Irvin specifically need to work on the most to become “more than just a shooter”? Did he show that potential in HS? I guess more clearly: should we have a lot of optimism about Zak being able to truly be more than a shooter, or are there red flags? We’ve established that Irvin was ‘just a shooter’ last year after roughly three out...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Hardaway Jr. dominates NBA Summer League, Nik Stauskas wins title

It’s been a productive summer for former Wolverines at the next level. Mitch McGary was one of the stars of the Orlando Summer League before Tim Hardaway Jr. tore up the Las Vegas Summer League. Hardaway’s NBA career continues to blossom. He averaged 22.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in Summer League action, checking in as the No. 2 scorer in Las Vegas. Hardway...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings sign first-round pick Stauskas

The Kings signed first-round draft pick Nik Stauskas to a contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Sacramento selected Stauskas out of the University of Michigan with the eighth-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. An early entry candidate, the 6-6, 205-pound Stauskas earned numerous All-American...
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July 09, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Will Nik Stauskas translate to the NBA?

Seems like the name Nik Stauskas is getting tossed out quite a bit today as a draft-day sleeper and a shooter than can have an immediate impact at the NBA level. I have a hard time looking objectively at any Michigan squad. Best friend loves the Wolverines and for me personally, I'm still bitter about he 1989 Championship game loss the Wolverines handed to Seton Hall. Alright...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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 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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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
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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...
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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, 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...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Primer: Could three Wolverines end up in first round?

Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III and Jordan Morgan will all hope to hear their names called tonight during the 2014 NBA Draft. Stauskas will be watching from the green room in the Barclays Center and is expected to be a lottery pick. Rumors have swirled that McGary has a promise somewhere in the 20. Robinson is projected on the fringe of the first and second rounds...
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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.
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan's Nik Stauskas developed from unknown to expected lottery pick

When it comes to basketball, Nik Stauskas has a long memory. So when the NBA draft begins Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., the former Michigan guard will fulfill a decade-long dream, invited to attend as a likely lottery pick. “I remember the first time I really paid attention to the draft was 2003, the year that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and...
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June 25, 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...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft Player Profile: Nik Stauskas

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Nik Stauskas Michigan – Sophomore (Born 1993) Shooting Guard 6’7″ 207 lbs   College Accolades: Consensus Second Team All-American (2014) Big Ten Player of the Year (2014) Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2014) NCAA Tournament South Regional Team (2013)   The Good: - lights-out shooter - three-point sniper - very efficient scorer - greatly improved...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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