For what it is worth, yesterday saw everyone claiming their sources about Julius Randle declaring early for the draft, only for the Kentucky big to refute such claims.
Although , Canadian born Stauskas might want to strike while the iron is hot. A 6’6″ shooting guard, Nik Stauskas is a projected lottery pick for this year’s NBA Draft. Returning would likely diminish that wonderful, fictional ceiling of potential that scouts and general managers love so dearly.
This is big news for Michigan fans. With two other players — Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary — also guys who might throw their names into the draft, the Wolverines can look extremely different next year. And by different, I mean not as good.
Goodman says Stauskas will make his announcement about declaring early entry for the NBA Draft pretty soon. But if we learned anything from Randle yesterday, until the player himself says it, it is just all of us dopes citing courses, citing others’ sources and trusting in the usually solid reporting of quality reporters.
Update: I guess we are going to continue the trend of usually spot-on reporters being rebuffed by the players themselves.
Just wanted to reiterate that any reports about my future intenions are FALSE! I have NOT made ANY decisions on my future yet!
— Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11) April 10, 2014
It is worth noting, though, that Goodman’s sources might very well be true, but that Stauskas just wants to make the announcement on his time. Which is his right to do so.