Nik Stauskus

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  1. IST8CIVILENGR

    IST8CIVILENGR Member

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    Man I really wish Fred could have gotten him to commit here, with the talent that he already has and Fred's tutelage he could have been a extra special player. Not that he isn't already, just think of the mismatches that Fred could have taken advantage of! Anyone know if we were close to getting him? His rivals pages shows we were on his final 5, just curious.
     
  2. Tre4ISU

    Tre4ISU Well-Known Member

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    It was us or Michigan. Yeah, he would have helped.
     
  3. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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    Yep. IIRC, the initial CF reaction to offering him was similar to offering Georges. Also, Cleanthony Early is another what-if recruit.

    Of course, what if Georges was not hurt?
     
  4. IST8CIVILENGR

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    kid was a 4star recruit natural to respond like that I guess. Although he may not have been when we offered
     
  5. kentkel

    kentkel Well-Known Member

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    Sure would have softened the blow of Niang being hurt - and this is in no way a knock on Naz. Naz was clutch this year, but Stauskus has a better all-around game. His drive and dunk against us in November was one of the more impressive moves by an opposing player this year.
     
  6. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't have changed this lineup at all (well, maybe if we could have gotten a big man to come in for Georges when he needed a breather). This team had outstanding chemistry, without an unfortunate injury, I think a possible Final 4 team.
    Sometimes when you dream of addition, its actually subtraction.
     
  7. JohnnyFive

    JohnnyFive Well-Known Member

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    If Stauskas had come here Niang would never have been in the game at that point. We would have been a 1 seed and been up 35 by halftime.
     
  8. bawbie

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    Hard to say Stauskas would have done more under Fred, given how much he's improved in his 2 years at Mich.
     
  9. Tre4ISU

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    IMO, his choices were the top two offensive minds in the game. He really couldn't go wrong.
     
  10. Tre4ISU

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    I would guess Naz probably wouldn't have been here if Stauskas came here. He or SDW. I don't remember the timeline but I thought Naz was last.
     
  11. Final42b

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    We cut down a lot of nets with him.
     
  12. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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    Agree.

    Last year as well while watching these games, I felt we were so close. Just one recruit like Stauskas or Early decides to come here and we were elite imo. Now, I wonder more about whether we were already there. Georges (or Babb) does not get hurt, and we make the FF. Frustrating to look back on the last three NCAA tournaments the bad luck we had.
     
  13. MNclone

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    Iowa State is there, putting championship quality teams on the court. Every now and again there is a dominant team that just runs through the tourney. (UK 2012) Otherwise it comes down to getting a few bounces here and a hot hand there. This years team had what it takes to win it all. It just wasn't in the cards.
     

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