March 12, 2014
NABC District Awards
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- University of Michigan men's basketball sophomore Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario/St. Marks [Mass.]) was named today (Wednesday, March 12) to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 7 first team. All 10 members of the first and second teams are from the Big Ten.
Joining Stauskas on the District 7 first team were Nebraska's Terran Pettaway, Michigan State's Gary Harris, Iowa's Roy Devyn Marble and Indiana's Yogi Ferrell. The second team included Michigan's State Keith Appling and Adreian Payne, Northwestern's Drew Crawford, Penn State's D.J. Newbill and Ohio State's Aaron Craft.
Stauskas helped the Wolverines finish the regular season with a 23-7 overall mark and guided them to their first outright Big Ten title in 28 years with a 15-3 record. The Wolverines earned their first No. 1 seed at the upcoming Big Ten Tournament.
Stauskas, who was named the Big Ten's Player of the Year and was the only unanimous All-Big Ten first team selection, led the Maize and Blue with 17.4 points and 3.5 assists while pulling down 3.3 rebounds per game. He scored in double figures in 25 of his 29 games, with 13 20-plus point games, including a career-best 26 twice. He is the only player in the Big Ten to rank among the top 11 for field goal percentage (48.9), three-point percentage (45.8) and free throw percentage (81.1).
The Wolverines open conference tournament play on Friday (March 14) at noon against the winner of the match-up between No. 8 seed Indiana and No. 9 seed Illinois.
2014 NABC District Awards First Team
Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Terran Pettaway, Nebraska
Gary Harris, Michigan State
Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Adreian Payne, Michigan State
Drew Crawford, Northwestern
D.J. Newbill, Penn State
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Keith Appling, Michigan State
Nik Stauskas' 2013-14 Postseason Honors
Sporting News All-America, second team
Big Ten Player of the Year
» Big Ten Coaches
» Big Ten Media
All-Big Ten, first team
» Big Ten Coaches (only unanimous selection)
» Big Ten Media (only unanimous selection)
USBWA District V Player of the Year
USBWA All-District V Team
NABC All-District, first team
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