NBA Combine - Stauskas Shows Athleticism

NBA Combine - Stauskas Shows Athleticism

Submitted by amphibious1 on May 16th, 2014 at 4:06 PM

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2014/05/nik_stauskas_displays_athletic.html

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.

 

 

 

In case you needed more of a reason to hate the NCAA...

In case you needed more of a reason to hate the NCAA...

Submitted by modabomb on May 16th, 2014 at 1:01 PM

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.

OT - Isiah Thomas to Pistons? Possible minority ownership interest

OT - Isiah Thomas to Pistons? Possible minority ownership interest

Submitted by BlueCube on May 16th, 2014 at 11:23 AM

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.

 

Detroit News Link

MBB: Michigan offers 6-3 SG Eric Davis

MBB: Michigan offers 6-3 SG Eric Davis

Submitted by Raoul on May 15th, 2014 at 9:25 PM

On his unofficial visit today, 6-3 shooting guard Eric Davis of Saginaw Arthur Hill received a Michigan offer, per his high school team:

Eric Davis 15 Combo Guard was offered by University of Michigan today while on his unofficial visit today @phillipshoops @HughBernreuter

— AH Boys Basketball (@SAHBBteam) May 16, 2014

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.

Craft hopes to prove he can shoot the ball

Craft hopes to prove he can shoot the ball

Submitted by Evil Empire on May 15th, 2014 at 2:58 PM

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).  

 

Just Not A Shooter

NBA Interested in our beloved John Beilein:

NBA Interested in our beloved John Beilein:

Submitted by myblueheaven on May 15th, 2014 at 12:16 PM
It's good to know the NBA recognizes what a great coach Beilein has been for Michigan since his arrival! I remember when people thought that his system was not good enough for the B1G, and now it may be coveted on the highest level. Let's hope the big time recruits(ie Josh Jackson) began to see the light as well...Go Blue!!! Here is a link to the article... http://www.rantsports.com/nba/2014/05/13/nba-rumors-john-beilein-would-…