It'll be interesting to see how this affects his game.
I can't imagine this ruining his shot, considering he probably shoots 500-1000 shots a day.
You know, he's not just a shooter.
It also looks like he is doing a little farming in the off season.
I can't see the picture for some reason, so I'm just going to assume this was a picture of his very attractive girlfriend.
Microsoft on Skydrive seems to go out of its way to discourage the use of the img tag. Let's see if iframe works
With his increased muscle mass and vertical leap, we could very well be seeing the first player to dunk from the 3 point line.
This is the single greatest comment in the history of the internet. You just won MGoBlog. My co-workers are wondering what the hell I'm chuckling about.
Should mean he's able to finish better around the rim, more willing to take guys off the dribble.
bang. Be less shy about contact.
Was what she said.
Wait, are we still talking about basketball?
Even his hair is buffer...
Not meant in a Mrs. Robinson sort of way, but he definitely looks over all better. I like the hair a little longer, too.
Over all better? Or better all over?
Am I right?
digits Ms. Mabel?
than me. Also, I could almost be his mother. so ewwww.....
Look - if you could "almost" be his mother, that puts you in the late-30s, early-40s range at most (otherwise I'm sure you would have left out the almost). That's not ewwww. At least not for him. A 20 year old man can learn a lot from an encounter like that....at least that's what I've heard.
has taken an interesting turn.
This basketball program has shown a wondrful ability to develop players. It goes up and down the line. A guy like Jordan Morgan can come in, completely reshape his body, and become a pretty damn good player. Stauskas is gonna be very good this year I think.
I used this excuse as a skinny high schooler for not wanting to lift weights in the off-season. Why would I want to ruin my silky smooth shot by adding muscle mass to my arms and chest? Hogwash. Sure wish I would've pounded those weights more to produce tangible strength increases like Nik. This definitiely bodes well for Nik's all-around game. Color me as excited.
... on which "game" you're talking about.
His forearms are still a weird color of red. Must be a Canadian thing.
Will do that to you.
we're gonna see a lot more Canadian shakin' and bakin'.
"sun" down in these parts.
Just more of him to disappear in big moment. . . .
Nice, thanks for stopping by to troll. You know where the door is, now go...
no? I'd love to disappear like that!
How did I ever miss the 1st one? Very insightful
Oh, you mean like when he disappeared in that big game against Florida in the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament--going 7/8, 6/6 from three, for 22 points to lead Michigan into their first Final Four in 20 years (since the Fab Five). Yep, disappeared...
He certainly looks ready to play some defense this season. I can't wait to see this team play on Tuesday.
It seems a wee bit dramatic but still worth watching.
he can become more than just a shooter :)
taking it to the rim (which we know he can), rebounding, and a more range.
On the left he looks like one of the zombie type things from I am Legend.
Wow...that is a great transformation.
I could watch that gif for hours. So smooth, such a good memory.
I have heard the mark of a great shooter is muscle memory and being able to repeat proper mechanics. I thought I was watching the same shot 3 times in a row.
Was never predicated on speed or quickness, but he did need to get stronger. Looks like that mission was more than accomplished.
Hopefully this'll help him hold up a little better when the conference schedule comes around. Either way, that's a lot of good weight he just put on.
Looks like he'll be better than Lebron, except, he'll be better.
are still red, but his face isn't. He must have taken to the Belichick short sleeve hoodie over the summer.
It looks like he is more than prepared for a role which will undoubtedly be expanded this season. Yet another reason to be very excited for this coming season.
dunking on fools this year.
So Stauskas and GRIII seem to be in a lot better shape than last year, hopefully Mitch is in the same boat. If McGary could improve the his strength and conditioning like GRIII and Nik, he would be an absolute terror on the court.
That's a sweet farmer's tan he's rocking, then and now.
He's more than just an underwear model
Ehhh, I chalk this up to a sophomore knows to suck in his gut during the photo session where as a freshman doesn't.
Are we sure that Staukas' transformation was through Michigan's conditioning program and not a bite from a radioactive spider?
He has them.
The off-season physical improvements will certainly be helpful for all the young guys (defensively, rebounding, getting to the rim...). Main concern is creating space and getting open looks. Trey made this happen for everyone last year (Mitch, Nik, Glenn...). Can the offensive sets get us consistent looks? Can the players now create their own offense? Can Spike and Walton create opportunities? I think we'll be great in transition, but may struggle without Trey's ability to create at the end of the shot clock.
That someone put out last year that went something like "remember when Novacs won the dunk contest?". It is crazy to think how large and athletic this team will be this year.
2011, the line up was a 5'11 PG (Burke), a 6'3 SG (Douglas), a 6'6 SF (Hardaway), a 6'4! PF (Novak), and a 6'8 C (Morgan).
2013, the line up is possibly 6'1 PG (Walton), 6'6 SG (Stauskas), 6'6 SF (Robinson III), 6'8 PF (Morgan), 6'10 C (McGary).
Even with Spike starting (5'11), that is a huge difference in hieght. That doesn't even start to compare the athleticism that this team has (ex: when Douglas through down, it was always somewhat unexpected, Stauskus is expected to throw it down a lot). It is amazing how well that 2011 team did considering how much they gave up in size alone. This team looks to be equally talented to hit outside shots, but brings a hole new dimension with their ability to attack the basket. I have no idea how good this team will be defensively (and 2011 could play some defense), but it will be hard for most teams to match this offense.
I think Derrick is probably closer to 5' 11" than 6' 1"
I don't understand why they need to lie about players heights.
Novacs? Is that the mythical combo of Novak and kovacs?
thats some tremendus deffrence