Nik Stauskas was introduced by the Sacramento Kings this afternoon after he arrived in Sacramento on Friday evening. Stauskas was the eighth pick in the draft and will wear the No. 10 jersey for the Kings with No. 11 retired. Watch his full press conference in the embedded media player below.
Mitch McGary was introduced by the Oklahoma City Thunder this afternoon. McGary will wear No. 33 and reports that his back is doing well and he plans to try to participate in the NBA Summer League. McGary watched the draft at home in his garage with around 40 people. Watch the full video below.
The Minnesota Timberwolves introduced Glenn Robinson III and Zach LaVine this afternoon during a press conference in Minneapolis. Robinson will wear No. 22 with the Timberwolves. Watch the full press conference in the embedded media player below.
Class of 2015 Michigan target Jalen Coleman trimmed his school list to six today.
Coleman named Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Notre Dame, UNLV and NC State as his finalists in no order. The list was first reported by Brian Snow of FoxSports.com.
Coleman is a 4-star prospect and is the 247Sports Composite No. 30 player in the country. He averaged 15.2 points per game and shot 50% from three-point range on the Nike EYBL circuit with All-Ohio Red.
Michigan offered the 6-foot-3 guard a scholarship in June, 2013 and he’s one of three prospects with Michigan offers in the class of 2015.
A year ago Joe wrote that it had been nearly 20 years since two Wolverines heard their names called in the first round of the NBA Draft (Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard in 1994). Michigan made it back-to-back season last with a pair of first round picks last night. Both Nik Stauskas and Mitch McGary’s names were called by NBA commissioner Adam Silver as they became Michigan’s 52nd and 53rd players drafted to the NBA.
Stauskas was Michigan’s second lottery pick in as many years and Michigan’s highest draft pick since 2000 when Jamal Crawford was selected eighth. Michigan’s entire starting lineup in the 2013 National Championship has now been drafted and four players were picked in the first round.
“No I did not see this,” Beilein responded on Wednesday when asked if he ever expected to stockpile so much talent. “It’s happened so rarely and we knew we had a lot of talent, but as they continued to develop then we realized that we had something special. But I think you never see it until it’s completed.”
Michigan had only one played drafted from 2000 to 2011 (Bernard Robinson Jr. at 45th). The Wolverines have now had six draft picks in the last four drafts. Burke, Stauskas, McGary, Hardaway and Robinson are gone, but Michigan is just getting started.
The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Glenn Robinson III with the 40th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Robinson averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Michigan, starting every game he played during two years in Ann Arbor. .
Robinson is the third Wolverine selected in this year’s draft after the Sacramento Kings selected Nik Stauskas with the eighth pick and the Oklahoma City Thunder grabbed Mitch McGary at No. 21.