Nik Stauskas says dad 'doesn't know what he's talking about'

Nik Stauskas says dad 'doesn't know what he's talking about'
January 23, 2014, 1:15 pm
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Vinnie Duber

According to Michigan's stellar sophomore guard Nik Stauskas, his dad "doesn’t know what he’s talking about."

That's the quote from the Detroit Free Press in reference to a quote the elder Stasukas, Paul, made in an SI.com story earlier this week indicating that his son might be turning pro after this season.

“I apologize for my father’s comments, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Stasukas told the Free Press. “I haven’t really thought anything about that yet, and we’ll just address that after the season.”

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Here's what Paul Stauskas told SI.com's Brian Hamilton:

“He sees the brass ring, like three inches away from his nose. He knows all he has to do is keep his nose to the grindstone for another couple of months, and there’s a really good possibility he might be able to go pro. He’s working really hard to achieve that.”

No one could blame Stauskas if he did decide to head to the NBA after the season. He's playing incredibly well this year, a surefire candidate for the conference's player of the year at this point in the season. In Michigan's latest win Wednesday night vs. Iowa, Stauskas matched a season-high with 26 points. He's currently the Big Ten's leading scorer, averaging 18.5 points per game.