Stauskas and Robinson III Leaving Michigan for NBA
0 Updated at 6:48 am, April 16th, 2014 By: ABC Digital
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — Michigan sophomores Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III announced Tuesday they will leave school and enter the NBA Draft.
Stauskas averaged 17.5 points and shot 44 percent from 3-point range while helping lead the Wolverines to the Elite Eight last season.
“For as long as I can remember I have had a goal of playing in the NBA, whether it was on my backyard court or winning the Big Ten title at Crisler Center,” Stauskas said during a press conference with Robinson and Michigan head coach John Beilein. “Following some heartfelt discussions with my family, Coach Beilein and the rest of the coaching staff, I am ready to pursue my goals and begin my NBA career.”
Robinson, whose father played 11 seasons in the NBA, averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds a game last season:
“I have thought a lot about the next step in my career over this past year,” Robinson said. “After talking with my mom, my dad, my grandma, Coach Beilein and the coaching staff, I feel the time is right for me to begin my professional career and declare for the NBA Draft. I am confident I have the work ethic, the talent and maturity to pursue this path successfully.”
Wolverines forward Mitch McGary, who missed most of last season due to back surgery, is still determining if he will stay in school.
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