Pronunciation, last name: "STOWS-kiss" (rhymes with now)
Career Notes (2013, '14) ...
2014 Big Ten Player of the Year (Coaches & Media)
2014 All-Big Ten first team (Coaches & Media), only unanimous selection for both teams
2014 NABC All-America (first team); Associated Press and Sporting News All-America (second team); USA Today and Basketball Times All-America (third team); John R. Wooden All-America team and Lute Olson All-America team
2014 USBWA District V Player of the Year and All-District V Team
2014 NABC All-District 7 (first team)
NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Regional Team (2014) and All-South Regional Team (2013)
Big Ten Tournament, All-Tournament Team (2014)
Four-time Big Ten Player of the Week; three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week
Started 69 of 75 career games
For his career, averaged 14.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists
Scored in double figures in 61 career games with 17 20-plus point games
For his career, shot 46.7 percent from the field, 44.1 percent on three-pointers and 83.2 percent on free throws
Ranks second all-time with a 83.16 career free throw percentage
Ranks fifth all-time with a 44.10 career three-point percentage
Ranks eighth all-time with 172 career three-point field goals
Ranks 10th all-time with 390 career three-point field goal attempts
Ranks 43rd all-time with 1,060 career points
Eighth sophomore and 48th overall player at U-M to reach 1,000 points
Sophomore (2013-14) ... NATIONAL HONORS: NABC All-America (first team) ... Associated Press and Sporting News All-America (second team) ... USA Today and Basketball Times All-America (third team) ... John R. Wooden All-America team ... Lute Olson All-America team ... USBWA District V Player of the Year ... USBWA All-District V Team ... NABC All-District 7 (first team) ... USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (Jan. 27) ... NCAA TOURNAMENT HONORS: All-Midwest Regional Team ... BIG TEN HONORS: Big Ten Player of the Year (Coaches & Media) ... All-Big Ten first team (Coaches & Media), only unanimous selection ... Four-time Big Ten Player of the Week (Jan. 21, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 10) ... BIG TEN TOURNAMENT HONORS: All-Tournament Team ... MICHIGAN HONORS: U-M's Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player Award ... U-M's Gary Grant Award for Most Assists ... U-M's Award for Outstanding Free Throw Shooting ... ADDITIONAL HONORS: MVP of the Puerto Rico Tip Off ... All-Tournament Team for the Puerto Rico Tip Off ... Helped U-M to a 28-9 overall record, fourth straight season program has won 20-plus wins ... Helped U-M defeated three straight top-10 opponents for the first time in school history -- at No. 3 Wisconsin (77-70, Jan. 18); against No. 10 Iowa (75-67, Jan. 22) and at No. 3 Michigan State (80-75, Jan. 25) ... Helped U-M win its first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986, winning the league by three games (15-3) ... Helped U-M to its first No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and advance to championship game for first time since 1998 ... Helped U-M earn the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament Midwest region, the program's fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance ... Helped U-M advance to the Elite Eight for second straight year, before falling to Kentucky, 75-72, on a last second three-point field goal ... Started 36 games ... Missed Coppin State (Nov. 29) due to ankle injury, snapping 45 consecutive game streak ... Led U-M and finished third in Big Ten with 17.5 points per game, scoring 630 total points ... Became 21st U-M player to record 600-plus points in a single season (630) ... Became 48th U-M player and just eight U-M sophomore to reach 1,000 career points (1,060) ... Scored 1,000th points vs. Wofford (March 20) on a three-point field goal to open U-M's second half scoring ... Scored in double figures in 32 games ... Scored 20-plus points 14 times ... Had a career-best 26 points, twice -- vs. Florida State (Nov. 22) and Iowa (Jan. 22) ... Averaged 2.9 rebounds per game, grabbing 104 total boards ... Had a season-best four rebounds, four times ... Shot 47.0 percent (185-for-394) from the field ... Had a career-high nine field goals against Michigan State (Feb. 23) ... Shot 44.2 percent (92-of-208) from three-point range ... Had the fourth best single season record for three-point field goals (92) and attempts (208), helping him become the eighth U-M player with 200-plus attempts ... Had four-or-more three-point field goals in 10 games ... Had a career-best seven triples at Illinois (March 4), finishing game 7-for-9 from long range and helping U-M clinch the Big Ten regular season title ... Shot 82.4 percent (168-for-204) from the free-throw line ... Had fifth most free throws made in a single season (168) and sixth most attempts (204), helping him become the seventh U-M player with 200-plus attempts ... Led U-M with 118 assists (3.3 apg), with a career-best eight assists twice -- against Nebraska (Feb. 5) and vs. Texas (March 22) ... Recorded 11 blocks, with a career-high three blocks against Purdue (Jan. 30) ... Recorded 20 steals, with a career-best three against Charlotte (Nov. 24) ... Averaged 35.4 minutes per game ... Had 1,281 total minutes, which ranks fourth best in a U-M single season ... Played 30-plus minutes in 33 games, with two 40-plus ... Had a career-best 44 minutes in overtime game vs. Florida State (Nov. 22).
Freshman (2012-13) ... NCAA TOURNAMENT HONORS: NCAA Tournament All-South Region Team ... BIG TEN HONORS: Three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 31) ... MICHIGAN HONORS: U-M Award for Outstanding Free Throw Shooting ... Helped U-M to 31-8 overall record, tying the U-M record for most wins in a single season and marking just the third time U-M has record 30-plus wins in a season ... Helped U-M earn the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament South Region, program's third straight NCAA Tournament appearance ... Helped U-M advance reach the NCAA Final Four for the first time in 20 years ... Helped U-M reach the national title game for the first time in 20 years, before falling to No. 1 Louisville, 82-76 ... Helped U-M win the program's first NIT Season Tip-Off title, after defeating Kansas State (Nov. 23), 79-72 ... Helped U-M go undefeated (13-0) in non-conference play for the first time since 1985-86 ... Helped U-M match the program's best start going 16-0 to begin season, best since 1985-86 ... Played in all 39 games, one of five Wolverines to do so ... Had 33 starts ... After coming off the bench in first six games, started final 33 games ... Recorded first career start at Bradley (Dec. 1) ... Averaged 11.0 points per games, scoring 430 total points ... Scored in double figures in 29 games ... Scored 20-plus points three times ... Scored a season-best 22 points, twice -- at Bradley and vs. Florida (March 31) ... Averaged 1.3 rebounds per game, grabbed 116 total boards ... Had a career-best eight rebounds at Penn State (Feb. 27) ... Shot 46.3 percent (138-for-298) from the field ... Shot 44.0 percent (80-for-182) from three-point range ... Had three-or-more three-point field goals in 12 games ... Had a season-best six triples vs. Florida (March 31), finishing the game 6-for-6 and helping U-M advance to the NCAA Final Four ... Shot a team-best 85.1 percent (74-for-87) from the free throw line ... Recorded 44 assists, with a season-best four, twice -- Western Michigan (Dec. 4) and Penn State (Feb. 17) ... Recorded nine blocks, with a season-best two vs. Wisconsin (March 15) ... Recorded 22 steals, with a season-best two steals, four times ... Averaged 30.5 minutes per game ... Played 30-plus minutes in 26 games, with one 40-plus game ... Had a season-best 43 minutes in overtime game against Ohio State (Feb. 5).
Prep Career ... St. Mark's School (2012) ... All-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) AA Team ... As a senior (2011-12) ... Plays at St. Mark's School (Southborough, Mass.) ... Coached by Dave Lubick ... 2011 NEPSAC Class AA second team ... 2011 All-ISL first team ... Averaged 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists ... Led St. Mark's to a 28-2 record, including a perfect 16-0 Independent School League record ... Helped Lions become NEPSAC Class AA champions after defeating Tilton in final (59-53) ... Recorded 19 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three blocks in championship game ... Named championship game and Team MVP ... Helped Lions to a No. 2 ranking in final Massachusetts state poll ... As a junior (2010-11) ... Played at South Kent School (South Kent, Conn.) ... Coached by Kelvin Jefferson ... Did not play the season due to a hip injury ... As a sophomore (2009-10) ... Played at Loyola Catholic Secondary School (Toronto, Canada) ... Averaged 32.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists ... As a freshman (2008-09) ... Played at Loyola Catholic Secondary School (Toronto, Canada) ... Averaged 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists ... AAU ... Plays with Grassroots Canada ... Coached by Ro Russell.
Personal ... Given name is Nikolas Tomas Stauskas ... Born October 7, 1993 in Etobicoke, Ontario ... Son of Ruta and Paul Stauskas ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Undecided major ... Personal Notes ... Right-handed ... Committed to Michigan (March 25, 2011) ... Signed with Michigan (Nov. 11, 2011) ... Early into his junior year of prep school had a growth spurt of over eight inches.