Nik gets B1G player of the week

Submitted by WhoopinStick on February 24th, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Title says it all.


The Big Ten office released its Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week on Monday morning. Michigan’s Nik Stauskas claimed Player of the Week and Illinois’ Kendrick Nunn took home Freshman of the Week. See what they did to earn the distinctions in this post.

Player of the Week: Nik Stauskas, Michigan, G, So.

  • Poured in a game-high 25 points, handed out five assists and pulled down three rebounds in the win over Michigan State, leading Michigan to sole possession of first place in the Big Ten standings
  • Converted 9-of-13 field goals (.692), including a 3-of-5 effort from three-point range
  • Scored 21 points in the second half on a 7-of-10 effort from the field, including three triples
  • Currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten in scoring at 17.0 points per game and is fourth with a .446 three-point field goal percentage
  • Has scored 20 or more points 10 times this season, which is tied for the most in the Big Ten
  • Earns his third career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and third this season
  • Last Michigan Player of the Week: Nik Stauskas (Jan. 27, 2014)





February 24th, 2014 at 12:51 PM ^

Unless we have a deep tourney run with him carrying us, I just don't see him leaving. With him getting shut down so often, I just think it hurts his stock.

Of course, that mid range in the draft might be the best place for him considering that those teams will likely have other players to draw attention off of him whereas the lottery teams are less likely to have that.


February 24th, 2014 at 2:03 PM ^

Sorry, but I'll take Nik playing all world and  having a great tourney, even if he leaves. Ditto for everyone else in any of our athletic programs.  The future is now.

When you have the type of tournament we had last year, you get noticed.  Another good run, and it will make Beilein and Michigan a better choice for recruits than it already is.

It is very obvious for those of us invested in Michigan basketball just how lucky we are to have Beilein as our coach.  He is a powerful tactician, obviously tremendous at spotting talent and developing it and making kids NBA-ready.  Advancing deep into the tournament two years in a row would be huge.


February 24th, 2014 at 12:40 PM ^

He was awesome this week. Hopefully he keeps that attitude that he won't be stopped into the remainder of the games this year. Also, how about LeVert? I hope he gets one of these sooner or later. He has been shredding. 


February 24th, 2014 at 12:49 PM ^

The amazing thing about this is that not only is it his third time this season winning this honor, but those three times have come in the last month and a half or so. Nik Stauskas has had an overall pretty damn good stretch in conference play here. So, I agree with the sentiment expressed above - this is becoming a little routine, but it is an awesome routine. 


February 24th, 2014 at 12:49 PM ^

I personally think another year would do wonders for him but realistically I think he leaves. He showed tremendous one v one shake against top notch defense yesterday. Really proud of how he individually responded and I was a big critic of his athleticism. He shut me right up. I think another year of adding tools to his game and weight would lift him to lottery status. ..but he will be a rotation guy as soon as next year in the league with some dedication. If he does leave...He has left his mark on Michigan basketball. I think he is firmly in the discussion for B1G POY if not the favorite.