Mar 30, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard/forward James Young (1) passes the ball away from Michigan Wolverines guard Nik Stauskas (11) in the second half of the finals of the midwest regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NBA Draft Rumors: Michigan Wolverines’ Nik Stauskas the top SG


 

The three spot seems to be the most highly regarded position in the 2014 NBA Draft.

After all, the two most highly touted prospects, Andrew Wiggins of the Kansas Jayhawks and Jabari Parker of the Duke Blue Devils, will likely wind up as small forwards in the NBA.

The two spot is a position that has seemingly been overlooked this season.

That didn’t top David Aldridge of NBA.com from ranking the top 10 shooting guards.

He lists Nik Stauskas of the Michigan Wolverines as the top draft eligible shooting guard.

NBA types believe Stauskas might be able to initiate offense in the manner of a Gordon Hayward with the Jazz. But like Hayward, no one expects Stauskas to be a primary ballhandler. He’ll make his money from behind the arc.

“He shoots that ball the same way every time. It’s just pure,” a Southeast Division executive said.

Aldridge lists a rival of Stauskas, Michigan State Spartans’ guard Gary Harris, as the second best shooting guard with a pair of Kentucky Wildcats, James Young and Aaron Harrison, third and fourth. Arizona Wildcats’ guard Nick Johnson rounds out the top five.

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