Nov. 11, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's basketball head coach John Beilein announced today (Friday, Nov. 11) the signing of 6-foot-6 forward Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) to a National Letter of Intent in the November early signing period.
Stauskas' signing is the third for the Wolverines during the early period. Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy [N.H.]), a 6-10 forward, and Glenn "Tre" Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central HS), a 6-6 forward, signed NLIs on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
"Nik is an outstanding three-point shooter who becomes a playmaker with the ball off the bounce," said Beilein. "He possesses tremendous ball-handling skills and outstanding court vision which allow him to be an exceptional passer. Nik loves the gym and works tirelessly to expand his skill set. We welcome him to the University of Michigan with great anticipation."
Stauskas, who is ranked No. 79 in the Class of 2012 by Rivals.com, earned NEPSAC Class AA second team and All-Independent School League first team honors last season while playing for coach Dave Lubick at St. Mark's School in Southborough, Mass. Stauskas averaged 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists while helping St. Mark's to a 26-2 record, a perfect 16-0 ISL record and an NEPSAC Division AA runner-up title.
Prior to his time at St. Mark's, Stauskas was selected for and attended the NBA Top 100 Camp. Before heading to prep school, he played two years at Loyola Catholic Secondary School in Toronto, Canada. As a sophomore he averaged 32.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists.
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