HoopsHype Nik Stauskas rumors

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Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas is headed to the NBA, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com on Thursday. The source said the 6-foot-6, 205-pound shooting guard intends to make a public announcement soon. Stauskas told ESPN.com on Thursday that he has not yet made a final decision. ESPN.com

April 9, 2014 Updates

Michigan sophomores Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas have all requested evaluations from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee. The committee, consisting of NBA player personnel experts and chaired by NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson, is offered by the NBA to provide potential early entries to the NBA draft with hard information regarding their standing as professional prospects. Booth Newspapers

A Michigan athletic department spokesman confirmed early Wednesday that all three have indeed already filed their requests. Requesting an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee does not equate to declaring for the draft. The committee analyzes participating players and delivers a narrow window of where the individual could be selected in the draft. These evaluations are typically cautious in the projection of a prospect's draft position. Michigan coach John Beilein is scheduled to meet with the media on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to update where McGary, Robinson and Stauskas are in the process. The deadline for the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee's response is April 14. The NBA's early entry eligibility deadline is April 27, while the draft is scheduled for June 26 in New York. Booth Newspapers

April 8, 2014 Updates

Scouts go back and forth on which Great Lakes State sophomore they feel is the better prospect -- Michigan's Nik Stauskas or Michigan State's Gary Harris. Both have suitors -- Stauskas for his shooting ability, Harris for his consistency and potential as an NBA defensive stopper. But Stauskas appears to be inching in front of Harris, though both are expected to go either in the mid-to-late Lottery or shortly thereafter. NBA.com

NBA types believe Stauskas might be able to initiate offense in the manner of a Gordon Hayward with the Jazz. But like Hayward, no one expects Stauskas to be a primary ballhandler. He'll make his money from behind the arc. "He shoots that ball the same way every time. It's just pure," a Southeast Division executive said. "He was one of the best shooters in college this year," a Central Division executive said. "He showed a little bit more ballhanding this year. Not great, but enough to show NBA teams that he can put it on the floor as, say, J.J. Redick, as opposed to just being a catch and shoot player. I think that's probably the biggest difference in his game this year and last year. He probably can't put the ball on the floor against starting twos, but he's gotten a lot better at it." NBA.com

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Doug McDermott was a unanimous choice for the AP All-American First Team. McDermott is the first player to be on the All-American team in three straight seasons since Patrick Ewing and Wayman Tisdale in 1985. Shabazz Napier, Sean Kilpatrick and Russ Smith were also seniors named to the All-American First Team, while Jabari Parker was the fifth member. The second team consisted of Nick Johnson, Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas, Melvin Ejim and T.J. Warren. RealGM

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