Video: Nick Stauskas at City of Palms Classic

Here is a short video of Nick Stauskas from the prestigious City of Palms Classic in Florida. Stauskas had 23 points, 8 rebounds, and five assists in his best game at the tournament. In other recruiting news, John Beilein and Bacari Alexander are both watching Sherron Dorsey-Walker versus Jackson tonight. We will have a full report from that game tomorrow as well as video highlights.

  • AG2

    Manny Harris had 8 pts on 3-9 shooting for the Cavs tonight.

  • matt d

    I know the knock on Stauskas has been a potential lack of athleticism, and most seem to want Dorsey-Walker, but every time I see Stauskus on film I’ve been impressed. I’ve refrained from commenting on Stauskus simply because I’ve never seen him play live(I have seen Dorsey-Walker), but to be honest he looks every bit as athletic as Dorsey-Walker, if not more. The kid has excellent handles,playmaking ability, a good shot(although he could use his legs a bit more), finishes with both hands, and seems to have underrated athleticism in terms of lateral movement and hops. Honestly, I would take that kid over Dorsey-Walker in a heartbeat.

    • YpsiTuckyBoy

      The Purdue game made it crystal clear that we need to recruit players with more quickness and better handles. Purdue was playing in-your-face D, the type of D that can be burned when you have players that can dribble right around a defender playing too closely. I’m game for whatever recruit can bring that skill set to the team.

  • Adam

    I have made it known how much I want Stauskas and I think I’ll be more sick if we don’t end up getting him than I was with the Zeigler and Prather situation. I thought we had Stauskas wrapped up if we offered him when he first visited but our delay caused him to rethink some things.

    Stauskas is a stud and I want him bad in the maize and blue!

  • sven

    Yeah I’m not seeing any lack of athleticism on his part.

  • DFORD

    Who ever saying that this kid is not athletic has an agenda. This dude is obviously an all around skilled player with good floor game already. Reminds me of a young Ginobili from the spurs. I would be happy with either Staukas or Dorsey-Walker to be real, but Lord knows we need some street cred on the Detroit recruiting scene and Dorsey-Walker is a step in that direction and I really want Derrick Walton bad!

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