Michigan Hoops: Charting the Wolverines in the NBA

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Nik Stauskas

(U-M, 2012-14)

6-6, 205

Sacramento Kings

Draft: 2014, 1st round, 8th overall

Nov 5, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas (10) drives in against Denver Nuggets forward Alonzo Gee (1) during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Denver Nuggets 131-109. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

A little known recruit from just outside Toronto, Stauskas became Michigan’s go-to shooter. His overall stats were awesome. He shot 46 percent from the field, 44 percent from three, and 83 percent  from the foul line.

After his sophomore season, Stauskas was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-American team and named the Big Ten Player of the Year.

Stauskas, who began the 2014-15 season struggling with the Kings, seemed to find his game Dec 8. against Utah. Stauskas had 15 points and eight boards in 30 minutes of work.