ESPN projects Robinson, McGary and Stauskas as first round picks

Dylan Burkhardt

ESPN’s latest mock draft has Glenn Robinson III (17), Mitch McGary (23) and Nik Stauskas (29) all slotted in the first round. Here’s what ESPN had to say on Stauskas’s game.

The Michigan preseason NBA draft hype has really surrounded Robinson and McGary. But, through the Wolverines’ first five games, it’s been Stauskas who has been Michigan’s best player on the floor. He’s averaging more than 20 points per game, shooting 47 percent from 3 and is even taking over some of the point guard duties for the team. Although Stauskas is neither an elite athlete nor a great defender, his offensive abilities are getting him a serious look from NBA scouts. Not only does he continue to be a lights-out shooter but he’s getting to the line this season; last season, he had just 87 free throw attempts in 39 games, but this season he already has 46 in six games.

  • Chris

    happy for nik since that’s what he’s been working so hard for, but i hope he stays at least one more year. this draft is going to be loaded.

    • covey2311

      Yea, just imagine how good of a player he would be next year. And he would have a great shot of being a lottery pick next year, hopefully he stays.

  • Kam

    Good For Nik!

  • Champswest

    Three drafted in the first round? Are we the new Kentucky?

  • guestavoe

    Nik should wait til next year and be a lottery pick but the more 1st rounders we have the better.

  • HoTang

    Serious question…why all the continued hype about GR3? Sure he can dunk but I haven’t seen him really do anything to show me he’s one of the top 20 ballers not in the NBA. Is he still up there solely based on potential?