The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Michigan Wolverines guard Nik Stauskas as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Jan. 26.
As the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week, Stauskas was nominated for the weekly award, which was chosen by a representative of the USBWA board of directors from a list of Division I conference players of the week. This is the fifth season that the USBWA has selected a national player of the week.
Stauskas, a 6-6 sophomore from Mississauga, Ont., averaged 22.5 points, 4.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds in leading the Wolverines to wins over No. 10 Iowa (75-67) and third-ranked Michigan State (80-75). For the week, he shot 57.7 percent (15-of-26) from the field, 60.0 percent (9-of-15) from three-point range and 85.7 percent (6-of-7) from the free-throw line.
On Wednesday against Iowa, he scored a career-high tying 26 points on eight field goals, handed out five assists, and pulled down five rebounds. In the road win on Saturday at Michigan State, he scored 19 points, including a 5-of-6 effort from the three-point line. He also dished out four assists.