I had the opportunity to watch Michigan basketball commit, Nik Stauskas, earlier today. As his school, St. Mark's, won by the score of 70-33 over conference foe Roxbury Latin, Stauskas did not play much of the secocnd half (or first, for that matter). However, he was extrememly productive in the minutes he did play, scoring roughly 15 points on 3-3 shooting from behind the arc. As anyone in the stands could tell, and the players I talked to after could confirm, he can do it all. Roxbury Latin had no means of defending the 6'6" gaurd and Stauskas exploited it by taking the ball to the hoop agressively and effectively, scoring on a very pretty "and one". His length made him a tough defender. As his 7 foot tall teammate, Kaleb Tarczewski, the #6 player in the country, did not need much help rebounding the ball, it was difficult to get a read on Stauskas' rebounding ability. Needless to say, it is great to have a lights out shooter in Beilein's system for next year, and Stauskas should have a good opportunity to start, and/or play significant minutes at the 2 guard position with the departure of Novak and Douglass.
mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!