"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Must SEE: New Nik Stauskas backyard three point shooting video
Third point? Who gets the first two?
EDIT: Oh so now you edit your title (without stating as such) to make my post look stupid. Bad form.
What are you trying to say? Your post sounds stupid.
I just saw this, and you didn't have to post that right away genius.
Now, all Nik has to do is get back to somewhere between the player he was at the beginning of the year and the player he was at the end of the season. Imagine what it would be like if he got as hot in in NCAA Tournament for six games as he was at the beginning of the season, or as Glen Rice was in 1989.
When you have a guy who can rain 3's, it changes everything.
Just focusing on that?
if only he would have done this in the championship game, argh
I expect Nik to improve to the point where he hits the mock draft boards next year. Kid has loads of potential and swag.
The first 46 in a row.. Holy guacamole.
and somehow he missed 3 in a row .... A Maizing !
I like Stauskas, but isn't this a little "look at me"???
Plus, this was the best 5-minute drill out of how many attempts? Impressive, still, but I'm sure it is not a routine performance but his best in some given time period. (Notice the video cut after the introduction)
Yep, that makes it suck. Not impressed at all.
I don't think that there are many shooters In the nba who could run a camera for an hour straight and have any 5 minutes be that freeking awesome. 70/76 is insane. I don't care how many attempts.
The closest thing I've seen in real life to this was Wally Szczerbiak at the indoor pool at Miami University. He stood far beyond NBA 3 point range and made something like 45 of 50, with the first 24 in a row. We would chuck the ball football style to him, and he made shots over and over. We were just screwing around, but it was that day I realized he wasn't your average MAC player..
Yeah, no shit. I can go 70/76 daily if you give me four or five tries. What a joke.
Not sure he needed this. It was a story throughout the season but this is a little tacky.
People have been asking him to make videos. He's a man of the people.
I like how the other rebounder is badass bounce-pass guy. And no matter how fast he is, Stauskas still tells him to hurry up.
Really? Youtube was created so people can "look at me." It's called You tube for a reason. And if anything he's posting it to let people know he's getting back to work. As for your second point, even if this was after multiple attempts (which I doubt), that makes it even more impressive because he'd be even more tired. The cut was probably because he took some warmups. He never claimed to be doing it cold. You try shooting that many shots in that amount of time and see how you're arms feel in the morning. He made 46 in a row fergodsake.
Everybody needs at least one...
He said he was going to put in work the day after the tournament. I personally love this. You don't think the greats have a little look at me in them? It's because they want to be the best. I know it's two completely different players but Kevin Durant said he was sick of being number two today... That's a little look at me as well
Anyone can do that in the rain, right?
Yeah, you watch the first 25 go in and you start to think "what an a**hole!" Jebus, miss one so that you are like everyone else, Nik!
I once made 17 free throws in a row
156 myself. But no need to brag. I was damn proud of that myself. And probably close to about 20-25 3's in a row. Nik shooting videos are just incredible. He can definitely shoot. He just needs to get more comfortable/acclimated to the college game. Also, if he wants to hit 90+% from just inside the arc in a game I will gladly approve of him taking that slight step in.
You gotta be tough to go baseline right on that court...
This is just a rumor, but I've heard this Stauskas character isn't just a shooter. Can anyone confirm that?
We'll have to wait to see what basketball announcer's tell us next year, but you may be on to something.
Impressive. Even more impressive is the fact that he's at home and I haven't even had my first final yet.
It's impressive obviously, but isn't his 3 point line too close? NCAA has it ~1 ft above the key right?
It's not quite a foot. Probably more like 6 inches. He has another video where he is sinking them from around the NBA line I think
It's 9 inches
no, I'm not gonna make the joke. even though I should.
Now go hit the weight room, improve your handle and learn some defense (as you promised us).
if I see a video of Nik working on his defense.
on the Nik Stauskas informative "how to do a 360 between the legs dunk" video. Preferably with a Mitch McGary rap song in the background.
than some kid shooting uncontested baskets in his driveway. Do it in a real game with bona fide athletes defending you, and do it consistently game in and game out, and I'll be impressed. This is a little bit sad.
You'll only be impressed if he goes 70/76 from 3 in a real game?
How about 6/6 against Florida in the Elite Eight? I know he didn't get 70 more shots off from deep in that game, but is that impressive enough for you, Don?
You people crack me up. Look at what I wrote—I used the term "consistently."
I've said on MGoBlog before more than once that Nik is going to have a really nice career here, but the hype he's gotten for what he's actually done in games is a little over the top. He's had some really good games like Florida, but he's also had a number of other games in which he was an absolute non-factor offensively. In the first loss at OSU, he had zero points 23 minutes. In the two losses to Wisconsin, he had 9 points total, going 1-9 from the three. In the two Final Four games he was 1-7 from the field in 37 minutes for a grand total of 3 points. Against Syracuse he was a big fat 0-5; luckily we had just enough from the rest of the team to make up for that.
None of this means he's a bad player, especially for being a true freshman, but neither does it prove—yet—that he's the second coming of Glen Rice.
You ignorant slut.
I think a video of him just standing there for 5 minutes would be much more irrelevant.
and JB give him the green light to shoot at will. This may sound like a vague statement I know. There may be times where one will be upset if he took that shot with someone in his face and missed, but a shooter like him will easily make up for it by hitting a couple threes with a man in his face a couple minutes later.
I'm pretty sure he already has the green light.
As others have said, this is an impressive and fun video, but has little to do with the areas he needs to improve (or even the shots he gets, I'll bet he had single digit top of the key 3's all year). This is a guy hanging out with his buddies. It's nice. But it doesn't have that much to do with the type of work he needs to do in order to improve (which are mainly defense, ball-handling, and understanding game situation).
a jump shooter! The guy rebounding his shots has it easy - just stand under the basket and take it out of the net......
I hope as Nik matures and gets used to the college game more that he's going to start lighting it up all the time. He was super hot and cold toward the end of the season (mostly cold iirc). Learn some D, hit 3's more consistently, and he's the man
Meh. Some of the shots weren't going through the precise centre of the hoop.
because of the whole Canadian thing.
Very cool video, but to be honest these are more of the "arrggghh 20 ft. 2 pt jumper" variety, since his 3-line isn't updated. Still bonkers though.
he got game.Very impressive.