Michigan's Nik Stauskas Make 46 Consecutive Three-Pointers, Shoots 92% in the Rain (Video)

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It’s the off-season in the world college basketball, but don’t tell that to Michigan sophomore-to-be Nik Stauskas.

Wolverines head coach John Beilein wouldn’t have it any other way — his sharpshooting guard and top perimeter threat for next season was out in the rain getting some shots up. In addition to his dedicated workout, fans can be happy about one thing — they decided to film the workout and Stauskas decided to make it rain, literally.

Stauskas lines up from the top of the key and shoots from the outside for five straight minutes. The end  result — 70 makes, six misses — a remarkable 92% from the field. Oh, and he also made 46 in a row at one point during his workout.

Take a look at the outdoor shooting clinic below:

http://youtu.be/yuH5mqHKIUk

Michigan is losing its top two scorers from this past season as both Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. are headed to the 2013 NBA Draft. That leaves Stauskas, who averaged 11.0 points per game in his first season in Ann Arbor, as the team’s top returning offensive threat. Let’s be serious though, Stauskas could have the opportunity to be amongst the more lethal scorers in the Big Ten Conference next season. Not to mention, he already is among the nation’s top shooting threats, having shot 44% from distance this past season.

Stauskas is part of a dangerous sophomore trio that includes Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary. That group will headline the team’s production next season, but fresh off their run to the National Championship game here in 2013, there is no doubt that Beilein is building a consistent contender up in Ann Arbor.

 

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