jsquigg

December 24th, 2012 at 5:06 PM ^

I was never D1 material but I shot 56% in high school and most of that was from downtown.  What he just did was amazing.  I couldn't dream of shooting 90% from deep in any practice.  Holy crap!  His in game three point percentage now seems low..... 

LSAClassOf2000

December 24th, 2012 at 5:25 PM ^

That's sort of how I felt watching this - Stauskas is tenth on the Top 100 list in FBS right now for three-point percentage at 55.7% (34-61), but this video was remarkable and made me ask, "Only 55.7?" for a moment. Such shooting range and ability definitely  makes for an excellent gift for the Wolverines. 

robmorren2

December 24th, 2012 at 5:36 PM ^

I've thought about that as well. However, I think his percentages will go down as he becomes more comfortable. I think he has the ability to shoot off the dribble, off of screens, and with a hand in his face ... so as he becomes more comfortable he'll take lower percentage shot attempts. I guess I'm thinking he'll end up being more like a Reddick/Diebler type, as opposed to the primarily spot up shooter he is now. As opposed to the Matt Roth / Jordy Hulls type.

Dallas Walmart…

December 24th, 2012 at 6:08 PM ^

That was ridiculous.  At first I was thinking, "OK, but this isn't exactly game speed and no one is guarding him."  Then after a minute I realized he was shooting like 90%.  I think I counted 6 misses, maybe it was five.  Guarded or not, game speed or not, that is insane!   Such a sweet stroke.

mrfoxdoc

December 24th, 2012 at 9:20 PM ^

his misses were only ever so slightly off, causing rim outs rather than hitting the back heel or front iron creating long rebounds.

how quickly and confidently he launched the next bomb after each miss.

Raindrops!

Flying Dutchman

December 24th, 2012 at 10:32 PM ^

In 1994, I had a chance to shoot around with Dennis Scott in a gym in Grand Rapids.   Scott was a NBA veteran that had once been the 4th pick in the draft.   He was not an All-Star but was a perennial 3-point threat for the Magic for quite some time.  3-D was about 26 at the time.

Rebounding for Dennis Scott that day looked almost exactly like how the rebounding went for the other kid in Nik's video.   An effortless shooter that makes nearly everything, except here we are talking about a college freshman.  If Nik can get to where the other aspects of his game are solid, he's going to make a lot of money with that pretty stroke.

I know - cool story, bro.

 

MGoBender

December 26th, 2012 at 10:42 PM ^

Ok, I'll say it. It wasn't that impressive.

I can safely say I can hit 40/50 unguarded on average.  Some rounds a couple higher, some rounds a couple lower. Really, if you were a good shooter (good, not just above average) in high school, I would expect around 40 out of 50. Maybe 38-39.

Plus, who knows how many rounds he shot before keeping the good one.

Not trying to be debbie downer here, but if you play a lot of basketball and are a shooter, this just isn't crazy impressive. What is impressive is his ability to hit with a hand coming at him.

Put a hand in my face and I fall down to 20 max. Maybe 15 if it is truly under pressure and only when I'm toeing the line.