And for those who have been asking, I will be holding a press conference tomorrow at school where I will announce my decision.— Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11) April 14, 2014
Nik to announce decision tomorrow
I won't believe it until he cites unnamed sources.
Who is this "Nik Stauskas" who claims to know so much about Nik Stauskas?
Don't be so dismissive...I heard that this "Nik Stauskas" character had a gut feeling about the next moves of Nik Stauskas. And he's the type of guy whose gut feelings you should trust.
Nik Stauskas doesn't do what Nik Stauskas does for Nik Stauskas. Nick Stauskas does what Nik Stauskas does because Nik Stauskas is Nik Stauskas!
well according to my Canadian sources (which are far superior to American sources when it comes to a Canadian athlete) there is little to no proof he is going to the NBA. That same source has also said that there isn`t any proof to say he is going to stay at Michigan. I obviously cannot release the name of this source, and for that I am truly sorry but I could not keep this crucial information to myself any longer
Ok, but is Nik Stauskas a reputable source when it comes to the draft decision status of Nik Stauskas?
Plus, does he really have to spoil Stauskas's announcement? Just let the kid announce the decision how and when he wants to announce it.
Yeah, I am not sure I trust this Nik guy. I prefer to get my info from the guy named "Sources"
a Taylor Lewan repeat
I only trust nikstauskas12. Who us thus 11 guy
Boooaaard. He gone, he knew it
Didn't McGary and GRIII hold a press conference last year to announce their return?
It sure is entertaining to look back at those comments.
Between the always available for comment, pessimistic Michigan fans, and the the trash talking State fans, I'm not sure which is more amusing considering the final result.
I occasionally look back at old posts and the comments. And then I laugh. And laugh.
I may have to self-medicate tomorrow.
Let's be realistic here, he's going to the NBA. Let's now hope McGary returns. If he does, I think with the second year leaps of Irvin, Walton, plus LeVert and Donnal, UM should have a good starting 5. Depth may be a bit of an issue now, but we'll see how it goes.
Let's just get it over with.
Leak the news that everyone is leaving, and then they all come back! Yes, I'm a glass half-full kind of guy.
His stick won't get any higher than it is now
I know he's Canadian but he plays basketball not hockey
His stick is higher when his lady friend is around.
SPOILER ALERT: He is taking his talents to Zingerman's.....
Doubt he'll get much playing time his first year.
tomorrow is also the NCAA's early entry withdrawl deadline...hmmmmm
That deadline matters only for players who have already declared for the draft. The important date is April 27, which is the NBA's deadline for declaring for the draft.
Thank you for the clarification.
But he hasn't declared, so it doesn't mean anything.
The deadline to enter is not for two more weeks.
If Nik does go, he goes with numerous awards and a pretty solid resume that will definitely get him some attention in the first round of the draft. If he did decide to stay, however unlikely this seems at the moment, that would be an immense help moving forward into next season. Either way, he is a great talent and definitely an incredible asset to any team as we have seen for ourselves.
he could do is win a NCAA championship right? He if he stays, its for his pure love of Michigan....and maybe his smokin GF
Whatever decision, he is the man
He could always just enjoy another year of being a kid in college, too.
I wish him the best of luck.
And for anyone thinking he's coming back. If he was doing so, I think they would've all done it together.
I think both Nik and Glenn are gone, McGary stays.
you're right about Mitch.
Guys, he's gone! Hate to say it but normally players don't hold press conferences to stay in college. He's goin to the nba. I think all 3 leave. Mitch would've stayed if Glenn stayed another year.
Burke held a press conference saying he was staying in 2012 (IIRC), and GRIII and McGary did the same last year.
Taylor Lewan did not hold a press conference to announce he was staying for his 5th year? That was a crazy dream I had.
Mitch and GRIII held a presser last year to announce they were staying. You miss that or something, bro?
I said normally which means most of the time. Yes, we've had a couple instances where players held news conferences to stay, but I just think Nik and Glenn r both leaving. It's weird that Mitch isn't deciding with the other two tmrw, which leads to believe his decision is different??
He will beast in the NBA. Unlimited range, quick release, great court awareness.. I really think he will step into the league next year and be an above average NBA offensive player from day one. Should be fun to watch.
with any rookie, team fit will be huge. And honestly I think it would be best for him to go to a winner. him in Milwaukee would not be ideal
Nik: "I am here today to announce that ESPN was right, that I am competing with Devin Gardner and Shane Morris to be the starting QB for Team 135 in a QB controversy."
— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) April 14, 2014
Also, Rod Beard points out here that the team banquet is on Wednesday, and the NBA decisions have usually been announced before that event in the past, so the decisions on all three Wolverines could come out by Wednesday.
How about everyone come back to win a national championship then we can all go make millions of dollars. Or for me, drunkenly posbang all of you.
but now that I have moved the line sufficiently my money is on him returning!
Nik gonna Nik
So it looks like Stauskas and GR3 are gone, and we wait on McGary. So we have bad news on the first 2, but hope for good news on the 3rd.
But it's interesting because if you had to pick only one of the 3 to come back next year, given next year's roster, you would probably pick McGary. I know Nik was BIGPOY, but Levert is not a huge dropoff in that spot, not nearly as big a dropoff as the 5 would be without McGary.
So I am staying optimistic, if we get Mitch back, we are right in the BIG title race.
Screw that, we're winning the big if Mitch comes back. You heard it here first
I like the positivity but Nik had a legendary year. Levert was super solid. Big drop off, huge loss. Hopefully Levert can make a huge leap to close that gap. Irvin, Spike and Walton are only going to get better too. I think it's not a one to one thing. Like after we lost Trey...we absorbed the loss and got better because we were collectively better around the horn. Not even fair to do a Sauska to Levert, or Burke to Walton comparison in my mind.
Michigan holding a 3:30 news conference tomorrow. Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III expected to announce leaving for NBA.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 14, 2014
Mitch McGary may not make announcement tomorrow. Sources told ESPN that he is still wrestling with decision.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 14, 2014
Damn Sources knows everybody nowadays
Jeff Goodman just tweeted that the presser will include GR3, for what it's worth.
If that's true they are both gone.
In the NBA Nick. Thanks for being awesome!
It would be great for Nik to stay from a team perspective but for him it wouldnt make much since. The scouts would then have more time to pick him.game apart (think about him stuggling against smaller guards) He made such a huge leap from freshman yr to soph yr that if he came back and didn't correct any deficiencies in his game he would look like he regressed to the scouts
Good luck Nik. At least Joe D won't be able to pass you up!
I will be self medicating at the Tiger game tommorow night
Remember that he's talking about Canadian tomorrow, which with the current exchange rate is Thursday at 5 p.m.
Interesting that 1st rounders like Montrezl Harrell & Willie Cauley-Stein are staying put - especially since big men are in such demand. Coach K is probably steamed Cauley-Stein is staying since he had that spot slotted for a top 10 recruit.
Why would Coach K care about what happens at Kentucky ?
you know Coach Kentucky.... what else could Coach K possibly stand for?
I love sending players to the pros. It's step one in becoming a truly elite program. As long as we have pro talent coming thru the pipeline, well be just fine. We don't really care about having experience on the team and winning a National Championship anyways :-/
I do too but isn't getting the players to play for the program actually "step one?"
Oh, shut up. Go to the Riv and drink a PBR and drown your sorrow over Gary Harris leaving, brah.
Good luck to Nik and GRIII in the NBA. It was great to watch them while they were here.
Thanks for everything Nik. I'll be rooting for you in the pros
McGary's father, Tim McGary, told MLive on Monday night that his son has no intentions to partake in the press conference and is still undecided on whether he return to U-M or not.
"He's still back and forth on it," Tim McGary said.
Tim McGary said he expects to meet with Mitch McGary on Wednesday during Michigan's annual basketball banquet to discuss the decision further.
"As far as I know, he hasn't decided anything," said Tim McGary who was asked if there was any chance his son would make any announcement during Tuesday's press conference and joked, "He better not."
You don't typically hold a joint presser, at school, to announce you are leaving school.
Happens all the time. Here's 5 underclassmen in one press conference...
Jalen and Juwan did.
Thanks for one of the most badass 3's I've ever seen
I was in Champagne for this. As we were destroying them in the first half, I kept my composure and just modestly clapped for their great performance but when Nik drilled this three, I jumped up and when nuts. What a moment.
for the NBA either, but his stock will likely never be higher.
How do you define "ready"? How do you know? Are you a scout?
Just like GRIII should have stayed, Nik has to go. He is going to get a nice chunk of change. He really can't maximize his position any more than he has this year.