- Adam Finkelstein
Michigan swingman Nik Stauskas is one of the most pleasant freshman surprises in college basketball so far this season.
Ten games into his college basketball career, Stauskas cracked the starting lineup of a consensus top-five team. Now he’s averaging 29.1 minutes and 13.5 points per game while shooting .519 from the field, .587 from the 3-point line and .897 from the free throw line.
Stauskas is one of the most impactful freshman in all of college basketball, but only eight months ago he finished his high school career as the 76th-ranked prospect in the 2012 ESPN 100.
Looking forward to the Class of 2013, there is a player who could be in a similar position next year. Like Stauskas, Reggie Cameron (Paterson, N.J./Hudson Catholic) is an exceptional long distance shooter who is equally accurate making tough pull-up jumpers off the dribble. He has a high basketball IQ, is an underrated passer and is supremely confident in his ability to shoot.