Michigan Three-Point Specialist Nik Stauskas Knocks Down 70 of 76 Three-Pointers in Five Minutes (Video)
The Michigan Wolverines’ Nik Stauskas has always been a sharp-shooter. When his Southern Ontario high school considered not fielding a basketball team, the kid transferred to a high school in Connecticut, then to a high school in Massachusetts, where he quickly established himself as one of the best three-point shooters in the country. That got the attention of Michigan coach John Beilein.
Beilein went out to take a look at Stauskas, and at the end of his junior year of high school, he had committed verbally to the Wolverines—a dream come true, given that his family’s Southern Ontario home is just four hours away from Ann Arbor.
Of course, Stauskas’s freshman year at Michigan couldn’t have gone much better. He worked his way into the starting lineup by mid December, was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week three times, and set a school record for three pointers made by a freshman. Then the Wolverines made it all the way to the National Championship Game, thanks in no small part to Stauskas’s 6/6 three-point performance and team-leading 22 points against Florida in the Elite Eight.
So, to sum things up, the kid can shoot. And just in case there were any doubts, Stauskas and some buddies recently made a video in which he knocks down 70 of 76 three-point attempts in his parents’ back yard…in the rain.
Now, sure, it’s not an NBA three-point line, or even an NCAA three-point line. But still, making 70 of 76 jump shots any time, anywhere, from any location is pretty impressive. That’s 92%. Hell, he even hits the first 46 in a row!
Take a look: