June 27, 2014
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- University of Michigan men's basketball players Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario/St. Mark's School [Mass.]), Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) and Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) were selected today (Thursday, June 26) as the eighth, 21st and 40th overall picks, respectively, during the 2014 NBA Draft held at the Barclays Center.
Stauskas was taken by the Sacramento Kings with the eighth overall selection, while McGary was chosen as the 21st pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Robinson went 40th to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The trio of Wolverines chosen marks the first time three or more U-M players have been taken in the same NBA Draft since 1990, when four players were selected.
The Wolverine trio helped U-M go 59-17 overall and 27-9 in Big Ten play over the past two seasons. The 59 wins are the most in a two-year span in the history of the program. The group was instrumental in U-M's return to the Final Four in 2013, when the Wolverines advanced to the national title game against Louisville.
This past season, they helped Michigan win its first outright Big Ten regular-season title in 28 years, earn its first No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament and advance to the title game for the first time since 1998, as well as a second straight trip to the NCAA's Elite Eight.
Michigan NBA Draft Notes
Michigan has had 54 players selected in the NBA Draft.
Michigan has had 13 selections in the Top 10 of the NBA.
Michigan has had 24 players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.
Dating back to 1988, Michigan has had 15 of its last 23 players taken in the first round.
Michigan has had multiple first round picks on four occasions -- 1990, 1994, 2013 and 2014.
The last time Michigan had multiple players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft last year in the 2013 NBA Draft -- Trey Burke (No. 9; Minnesota Timberwolves, traded to Utah Jazz) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (No. 24; New York Knicks).
Since the NBA's current lottery began in 1993, U-M has had six lottery selections -- Chris Webber (1993; No. 1; Orlando Magic, traded to Golden State Warriors), Juwan Howard (1994; No. 5; Washington Bullets), Robert Traylor (1996; No. 6; Dallas Mavericks, traded to Milwaukee Bucks), Jamal Crawford (2000; No. 8; Cleveland Cavaliers, traded to Chicago Bulls), Trey Burke (2013; No. 9; Minnesota Timberwolves, traded to Utah Jazz) and Nik Stauskas (2014; No. 8; Sacramento Kings).
Michigan is just the second Big Ten program over the last 15 years to produce at least two first round selections in back-to-back NBA Drafts. The last school to do it was Michigan State in 2000 and 2001.
» Michigan in 2014: Nik Stauskas (No. 8; Sacramento Kings) and Mitch McGary (No. 21; Oklahoma City Thunder)
» Indiana in 2013: Victor Oladipo (No. 2; Orlando Magic) and Cody Zeller (No. 4; Charlotte Bobcats)
» Michigan in 2013: Trey Burke (No. 9; Minnesota Timberwolves, traded to Utah Jazz) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (No. 24; New York Knicks)
» Ohio State in 2007: Greg Oden (No. 1; Portland Trail Blazers), Mike Conley (No. 4; Memphis Grizzlies) and Daequan Cook (No. 21; Philadelphia 76ers, traded to Miami Heat)
» Illinois in 2005: Deron Williams (No. 3; Utah Jazz) and Luther Head (No. 24; Houston Rockets)
» Michigan State in 2001: Jason Richardson (No. 5; Golden State Warriors) and Zach Randolph (No. 19; Portland Trail Blazers)
» Michigan State in 2000: (Mateen Cleaves; No. 14; Detroit Pistons) and Morris Peterson (No. 21; Toronto Raptors)
The last time three or more Michigan players were selected in the NBA Draft was in 1990, when the Maize and Blue had four total players selected -- Rumeal Robinson (No. 10; Atlanta Hawks), Loy Vaught (No. 13; Los Angeles Clippers), Terry Mills (No. 16; Milwaukee Bucks, traded to Denver Nuggets) and Sean Higgins (No. 53; San Antonio Spurs). U-M has had three or more players selected on six occasions: 1973 (3); 1977 (3); 1981 (4); 1984 (3); 1986 (4) and 1990 (4).
The last time a Big Ten school had three draft picks in the same year was in 2007, when Ohio State's Greg Oden (No. 1; Portland Trail Blazers), Mike Conley (No. 4; Memphis Grizzlies) and Daequan Cook (No. 21; Philadelphia 76ers, traded to Miami Heat]) were all selected in the first round. In addition, this was the last time any Big Ten team had three players selected in the first round.
Nik Stauskas | Michigan Career Facts
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 Big Ten Player of the Year (Coaches & Media)
2014 All-Big Ten first team (Coaches & Media), only unanimous selection for both teams
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)
Played in 75 career games, with 69 starts
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 an 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, just the eighth sophomore at U-M to reach 1,000 points
Glenn Robinson III | Michigan Career Facts
2014 All-Big Ten, honorable mention (Coaches & Media)
2013 All-Big Ten, honorable mention (Media)
2013 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
2014 Preseason All-Big Ten
2014 Team Captain, fourth U-M sophomore to be named captain
Started all 76 career games; did not miss career game
For his career, averaged 12.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists
Scored in double figures in 51 career games with nine 20-plus point games
For his career, shot 52.5 percent from the field, 31.3 percent on three-pointers and 71.8 percent on free throws
Record two career double-doubles
Mitch McGary | Michigan Career Facts
2014 Preseason All-America Associated Press, USA Today and Sporting News (first team); Blue Ribbon College Basketball and Athlon Sports (second team)
2014 Preseason All-Big Ten
2013 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team
2013 NCAA Tournament All-South Regional Team
Two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week
Seven career double-doubles
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