Some have even ventured a guess that Stauskas be could be a lottery pick, including Jeff Goodman and Chris Mannix: “Michigan guard Nik Stauskas is starting to create chatter amongst NBA talent evaluators. One said he’d take Stauskas over MSU’s Gary Harris”
John Gasaway writes that Michigan is ‘Final Four caliber’: “But when a team is 7-0 in the best conference in the country, it suggests to me that the team in question has found ways of working around its unquestioned shortcomings. And in Ann Arbor, that workaround is ridiculous and sensational offense. Admit it: When you see Nik Stauskas go into his shooting motion, you just assume the ball’s going in, don’t you? So do I. So do Michigan opponents at this point. For an offense to score 1.19 points per trip is remarkable. For an offense to do it when 80 of those minutes were played against Iowa and Michigan State is a statement. Opponents will have to score a lot of points against this so-so D to keep up with this amazing offense. That’s what puts them on this list instead of any of their Big Ten rivals (Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin included).”
Nik Stauskas was named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week. He also grabbed Big Ten Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row. Derrick Walton was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week despite sitting out the majority of Michigan’s win over Iowa.
Manny Harris was signed to a second 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Harris went head to head with Tim Hardaway Jr. on Sunday and both finished with 18 points. Harris is averaging 8.3 points, 3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game since being called up.