Apr 27, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after a three point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first quarter of game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA prevented a Nik Stauskus-Stephen Curry three-point competition


How do you prove you’re the best at what you do? By defeating whatever competition you see in your way.

That’s what Stephen Curry tried to do after seeing how great a shooter Michigan Wolverine shooting guard Nik Stauskus was, but something stood in his way of challenging the opposition: the good ol’ NCAA:

According to Stauskas, he and Golden State’s Stephen Curry had a shooting competition prepared for the court behind Stauskas’ Mississauga, Ontario, home.

“He challenged me. We tried to do it and the NCAA had some restrictions with playing against a professional and having a competition,” Stauskas said at today’s NBA predraft combine. “It couldn’t happen, so hopefully we can still make that happen one day.”

The whole challenge was set to be televised by TSN, the Canadian version of ESPN, Stauskas said.

via Michigan’s Nik Stauskas, Stephen Curry almost staged 3-point competition | Detroit Free Press

No surprise. The NCAA isn’t the most fun organization that exists out here and considering how well a shooter Stauskus was with Michigan. During his time at Michigan, Stauskus shot 44 percent from three his rookie season and 44 percent during his sophomore season. Judging any player by those standards, those are elite shooting numbers, something Stephen Curry knows about.

Now Stauskus is away from the NCAA restrictions as he declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. Based on projections, the shooting guard is expected to be a lottery pick. Whenever he does land in the NBA, maybe the two great shooters can take some time off from their summer to stage what would be an epic shooting. Based on the video below where Stauskus makes 70 out of 76 threes, it’d be worth  watching.


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