Stauskas tied Kentucky's James Young for fifth in running vertical jump at 35.5 inches, ahead of Devyn Marble (Iowa), Jordan McRae (Tennessee), Dante Exum (International player; Australia), Joe Harris (Virginia), Lamar Patterson (Pittsburgh), Jabari Brown (Missouri) and Jordan Adams (UCLA).
Moreover, Stauskas ranked sixth among shooting guards in standing vertical leap at 29.0 inches, seventh in the shuttle run (2.92 seconds), ninth in the three-quarter court sprint and 11th in the lane agility drill (10.79 seconds).
Looking at the live updated scoreboard displaying each player's vertical leap, one participant turned and quipped, "There ain't no way Nik Stauskas can jump higher than me."
But he did, indeed.
Saw this on my timeline this morning:
Stauskas: he and Steph Curry had shooting match set up for his Mississauga backyard for last year, TSN would televise. NCAA rules nixed it.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) May 16, 2014
Fuck the NCAA.
Apparently the Pistons are in discussions with Isiah Thomas to make him a minority owner. The percentage has not been determined. As long as he stays far away from running the team this may be good from a public relations perspective. I hope that is the main purpose.
On his unofficial visit today, 6-3 shooting guard Eric Davis of Saginaw Arthur Hill received a Michigan offer, per his high school team:
He's a consensus four-star recruit, ranked #39 in the 2015 class according to the 247 composite. I haven't followed his recruitment that closely, but his 247 profile shows a slew of MSU crystal ball predictions for him. Long shot?
In addition to MSU, his offers include Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, OSU, Oregon, UCLA, and UNLV. Duke, Kentucky, and Stanford have expressed interest in him.
Aaron Craft is hoping for some kind of Cato June transformation, accomplishing things in the NBA that he hasn't accomplished in four years of college ball. Bad start for him at the combine:
In early testing at the NBA Combine, the results were mixed. Craft was one of just two players to miss all five attempts on a set shot from the left side of the court, and was the worst of guards shooting off the dribble and breaking right (1-for-6). He did, however miss only one attempt from the top of the key (5-for-6).
i don't like it, but that's just me. with so many kids leaving early, i don't think the quality is good enough to reduce the shot clock. you'll just have more bad shots.