Nik Stauskas led Michigan in scoring this season with a 17.5 average. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News)
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, forming his analysis after conversations with NBA executives and college coaches, thinks Michigan guard Nik Stauskas will be selected by the 76ers with the No. 10 pick in the draft.
This is the third version of Goodman’s mock draft (pay site). He has the Sixers also taking Andrew Wiggins third, following Joel Embiid (Cavaliers) and Jabari Parker (Bucks).
Goodman: “If the Sixers wind up grabbing Wiggins with the No. 3 pick, with this selection they should target a guy who can make shots. Stauskas is a big-time shooter who is a deceptive athlete, possesses a high basketball IQ and also has good size.”
Following Stauskas, Michigan State guard Gary Harris is the Nuggets’ pick at No. 11, with fellow former Spartan Adreian Payne going 18th to the Suns and Michigan’s Mitch McGary 26th to the Heat.