NBA Draft 2014 Player Profile: Nik Stauskas
Mark Looks at the Top Prospects in the 2014 NBA Draft
NBA Draft: June 26, 2014
USA TODAY Sports
2013-14 Season: 17.5 PPG-2.9 RPG-3.3 APG
Strengths: Great shooter especially from long range where threes fell at 44%. Has good length which combines with good elevation to enable him to get his shot off. Has the ability to catch and shoot as well as shoot off the dribble or get his shot away in traffic with solid jumping ability. Played some PG with decent ball handling and protection skills.
Weakness: Not real quick and doesn't possess great foot speed which is a problem getting open at the offensive end and possibly a bigger issue defensively. Tends to be pushed around near the basket so physical strength is a question mark. Not considered a great athlete and has been shutdown at times in college.
Projection: Stauskas doesn't lack for confidence and will need to play with a bit of a chip on his shoulder at the next level. Seems like a perfect fit for a team that needs a reliable spot up shooter that can supply instant offense from long range...