Nik Stauskas is the reigning Big Ten Conference Player of the Week after he helped lead the Michigan Wolverines to a win over No. 3 Wisconsin Badgers in which he tied a career-high with 26 points, but today he had to issue an apology after comments his father made in regard to him leaving for the 2014 NBA Draft.
“He knows all he has to do is keep his nose to the grindstone for another couple of months, and there’s a really good possibility he might be able to go pro,” Stauskas’ father, Paul, told SI.com this week. “He’s working really hard to achieve that.”
Stauskas is projected as a mid-second round draft pick according to Chad Ford and is averaging 18.5 points per game with 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
“I apologize for my father’s comments, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Nik Stauskas said, according to the Detroit Free Press. “I haven’t really thought anything about that yet and we’ll just address that after the season.”
The 6-6 swingman has been Michigan’s best player this season and if Michigan has another deep run in the NCAA Tournament, his father’s words may end up coming to fruition.