Stauskas Named National Player of the Week

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Michigan's Nik Stauskas, who claimed Big Ten Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week on Monday, was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Stauskas, a native of Mississauga, Ontario, averaged 22.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game in leading Michigan to wins over Iowa and Michigan State, a pair of AP top-10 teams. For the week, he shot 57.7 percent (15-of-26) from the field, 60.0 percent (9-of-15) from three-point range and 85.7 percent (6-of-7) from the free throw line.

Against Iowa, Stauskas scored a career-high tying 26 points on eight field goals, handed out five assists, pulled down five rebounds, tallied one steal and recorded one block. He scored 19 points in the road win at Michigan State, including a 5-of-6 effort on three-pointers, dished out four assists, collected two rebounds and tallied one steal. He currently ranks second in the Big Ten in scoring at 18.5 points per game, and leads the conference in three-point field goal percentage at 44.8 percent.

Michigan, which sits in sole possession of first-place in the Big Ten standings, will host Purdue on Thursday. 

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