Stauskas - #1 Overlooked Matchup Nightmare - Seth Greenberg

Submitted by MFanNE on January 29th, 2014 at 9:18 PM

http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/ncbexperts/post/_/id/1499/greenberg-und…

Obviously not just a shooter reference included in the write-up:

These matchup nightmares aren’t necessarily an elite scorer, a potential NBA lottery pick or someone who fills up the stat sheet each night. They’re simply the toughest players in college basketball to get ready for. Certain stars are obvious: Kansas’ Joel Embiid, Kentucky’s Julius Randle and Duke’s Jabari Parker come to mind. 

But who are some under-the-radar matchup nightmares? Which lesser-known players affect a coach’s preparation more than almost any others? Let’s take a look at the top 10. 

1. Nik Stauskas | G | Michigan Wolverines 
Key stat: Averaging 22.3 points per game in his past four contests 

Comments

UMUC

January 29th, 2014 at 10:47 PM ^

just to say this is outstanding.  made me laugh sitting on my couch, and when my wife questioned why this happened, she had the same response when i told her...  you win the internet, indeed.  

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January 29th, 2014 at 11:03 PM ^

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Wolverine In Iowa

January 29th, 2014 at 9:50 PM ^

Duke, Wisconsin, Texas, Syracuse

I have family that went to all those schools and are big fans, and they constantly text me during Michigan games how strong Stauskas is.  He is on a run right now that is incredible.

SF Wolverine

January 29th, 2014 at 9:55 PM ^

be interesting to see whether he can keep this up, and (relatedly) whether other teams can figure out how to slow him down.  I am looking forward to see what the rest of this crowd can do when he becomes the focal point of our opponents' defensive efforts.

maizenblue92

January 29th, 2014 at 9:56 PM ^

I saw a mock draft that had him at 14th with a quote that an NBA GM would take him over Harris. Needless to say, they're learning. 

Quick, everybody talk about how bad Stauskas is!

Good God I am getting sick of Stauskas taking highly contested 18-footers. He is like 3 for his last 50 from the field.