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101 Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
Stauskas eyes lottery selection

Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
Detroit Beat: Fitting into the city as a 'U' student

Daily Sports Editor
A lot has changed for former
Michigan guard Nik Stauskas
over the past year. He became a lot
stronger thanks to the strength and
conditioning program at Michigan,
and he became more explosive on
the basketball court as he added
penetration and shot creation to
his already strong 3-point shooting
And at some point in the near
future, more change will come into
Stauskas' life as he walks across
the Barclays Center stage, wearing
ahat to represent his new team and
job. He may soon be a millionaire
as well.
With the NBA Draft coming up
Thursday, the Daily broke down
Stauskas' stock in the loaded 2014
talent pool and evaluated potential
destinations for the Mississauga,
Ontario native.
WHAT WE KNOW: Stauskas
won the 2014 Big Ten Player of the
Year award and was named to the
All-American second team and Big
Ten All-Tournament team.
Beyond that, Michigan fans
will remember Stauskas for his six
3-pointers in the team's 2013 Elite
Eight game against Florida, which
powered the Wolverines to their
first Final Four since 1993.
Since announcing his decision to
leave Michigan after his sophomore
season, Stauskas has made visits
or worked out for the Sacramento
Kings, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota
Timberwolves, Golden State
Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers,
'Charlotte Hornets and Boston

Seen as the best shooter in
this year's draft class, at 6-foot-6,
Stauskas will have the chance to
play guard and potentially small
forward depending on the team
he goes to. Stauskas has drawn
comparisons to current Los
Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick,
the all-time leadingscorer at Duke.
accepting an invitation from the
NBA to sit in the green room on
draft day, it's easy to see Stauskas
as a late lottery pick, going
somewhere between ninth and
While Stauskas improved his
game to a new level this past year at
Michigan, teams interested in him,
while impressed by his athleticism
and length, see him as a role player
who would be able to spread the
floor and potentially provide a
3-pointspark off the bench.
Regardless of questions
regarding his athleticism, Stauskas
could thrive if put in the right
situation, despite the argument
that he is not just a shooter.
Toprepare forthe draft,Stauskas
has been working out in Chicago
along with former Creighton
forward Doug McDermott and
former Michigan State forward
Adreian Payne, among others.
McDermott, standing at 6-foot-8,
shares the ability to make buckets,
hence his nickname "Dougie
McBuckets." While the two have
become friends from training
together, it'll be interesting to see
which of the two comes off the
board first.
SPOTS: Of the seven teams that
have worked out Stauskas, the

Hornets and Timberwolves -
ninth and 13th picks, respectively
- have most often been projected
to select Stauskas. Additionally,
the Philadelphia 76ers and
Phoenix Suns have been tied to the
Phoenix Suns: After just missing
out on the final playoff spot in
the Western Conference last
season, the Suns return a young
core of guards Goran Dragic and
Eric Bledsoe, though Bledsoe is
technically a restricted free agent.
With the backcourt most likely
secured for years to come, a fast-
paced, athletic team like the Suns
could look to add a taller stretch-
two like Stauskas to open up the
After averaging the seventh-
most points and sixth-most
3-pointers per game last season,
the Suns have the ability to improve
a strength of the team.
With Miles Plumlee, twins
Marcus and Markieff Morris and
2013 first round pick Alex Len
returning in the frontcourt, the
Suns can afford to take chances
this year. They also hold two other
first-round picks, so if they do
become locked in on a particular
player, a trade is possible.
Though the Suns two most
accurate 3-point shooters are
Dragic and Gerald Green, the Suns
could lose forward Channing Frye
in free agency, opening the door for
a new player to complete the trio of
sharpshooters. Enter Stauskas.
Philadelphia 76ers: Holding the
third and 10th selections in the
draft, the 76ers have a bevy of
options for continuing to rebuild a
team that finished with the NBA's

Daily StaffReporter
Growing up in suburban Detroit,
LSA sophomore Michael Olson was
unfamiliar with Detroit and rarely
went to the city outside of sporting
events and concerts.
But this summer, he began going
to downtown Detroit five days a
week as one of more than 1,000
interns at Quicken Loans, which
employs 8,000 people in downtown
LSA senior Jessica Lakind and
Public Policy junior Blair Sucher,
who both did summer internships
in Detroit through the Semester in
Detroit Program, have similar sto-
ries. Both didn't really engage with
the city until they got to college.
For many University students,
Detroit evokes visions of a city past
its peak. Detroit filed for bankrupt-
cy in 2013. Its finances are under
the control of emergency financial
manager Kevyn Orr until Septem-
ber. Between 2000 and 2010, rough-
ly a quarter of Detroit's population
left the city.
However, despite all that, some
University students, such as Olson,
Lakind, and Sucher have chosen
look beyond that vision and spend
their summer working and living in
Ann Arbor's neighbor to the east.
Geni Harclerode, assistant direc-
tor of experiential learning and
employer development at the Uni-
versity's Career Center, works with
experiential learning programs,
which she defines as internships,
events at workplaces, career fairs
and networking events. She said she
has seen more and more students
seeking out opportunities in Detroit
in recentyears, and more employers
in the city looking for young people.
"A lot of students are really excit-

ed by what is possible in that land-
scape," she said. "It is a really great
place and we've seen a lot of interest
in people being a part of that."
Part of Harclerode's job is orga-
nizing half-day immersions at
businesses, many of which are in
Detroit. Olson decided to apply at
Quicken Loans after he participat-
ed in one of these immersion pro-
quarters from the suburbs of the
city to downtown in August 2010,
bringing more than 8,000 employ-
ees downtown. Five
years ago, the com-
pany had only 35
summer interns, but "It's
since moving it has
expanded to over start
1,000 in the summer
and 150 to 200 in the of t
fall and winter.
"I've been amazed abou
by the number of
interns applying b
and interviewing
who tell us _they've
heard what we're
doing in Detroit and
they want to come be a part of the
city's revitalization," Vice President
of Recruiting Michelle Salvatore
wrote in an e-mail. "To really get a
feel for everything that's going on
in Detroit you have to be downtown
and actually experience it."
In a reflection of that empha-
sis, Quicken's internship program
includes events throughout the
summer in Detroit along with work.
Olson said during his time in the
city, he had the opportunity to go
on bus tours throughout Detroit,
attend Tigers games, tour the
DetroitInstitute of the Arts and vol-
unteer throughout the city.
"Being down here every daygives

you alot more respect for the city,"
he said. "The media gives Detroit
such a bed rep and it's frustrating.
I definitely didn't think the city was
as nice as it was going to be. Coming
downhere andseeing allofthe busi-
nesses doing so well has given me a
positive respect for it."
Detroit's resurgence, especially
when it comes to business success
in places like Corktown, has gained
both regional and national atten-
tion. Much of Detroit's resurgence
can also be found in Midtown,
which boasts five museums, the
been a really great wo
to understand the nu
he problems that we h
t on the news and hea
ackstory behind them
- Public Policy junior Blair Sucher
Detroit Medical Center, more than
40 restaurants, a Whole Foods that
opened in 2013, and Wayne State
University. Housing occupancy
there is at more than 95 percent and
the area has experienced more than
$1.8 billion in development since
A short walk or drive down
Woodward Avenue, downtown has
also seen recent growth and devel-
opment. Quicken Loans CEO Dan
Gilbert has purchased upwards of
30 buildings with plans for more
development, many businesses are
moving downtown and the river-
front was recently refurbished.
As Detroit has changed, the Uni-

versity's connection to it has as well.
The Semester in Detroit program,
through which students spend
winter or spring semester living,
interning and taking related classes
in Detroit, is in its fifth year. The
Detroit Connector, providing free
weekend bus service to and from
Detroit and Ann Arbor, began run-
ning in fall 2013.
Student organizations like
the Detroit Partnership are also
involved in Detroit, running weekly
volunteer programs in the city and
bringing hundreds to sites around
Detroit every winter
on Detroit Partner-
ship Day. Semester in
ay to Detroit, which both
Sucher and Lakind
ances are participating in
this summer, was
rear initially begun by
students inFall 2006,
Lr the with the first group
of students going to
," Detroit in Winter
2009. Beyond work-
ing in the city- each
student interns with
a nonprofit- the pro-
gram places a similar emphasis on
Students are housed at Wayne
State University apartments
in Midtown and the program
includes classes in Detroit history,
a seminar examining the intern-
ships and an optional creative
writing class. During the winter
semester, students can opt to take
classes through Wayne State Uni-
versity. Students initially began the
program in Fall 2006 and the first
group of students went to the city
in Winter 2009.
However, as students have got-
ten more involved in the city, ques-
tions of how to navigate through the

impacts of burgeoning expansion,
and its effects on the city, have also
sprung up.
Sucher, who is a part of Semester
in Detroit this year, is from Farm-
ington Hills, about 25 minutes
from Detroit by car. Growing up,
her exposure to Detroit was limited
to Eastern Market, sporting events,
a few restaurants downtown and a
family business located on the east
side. Her parents' families were a
part of the white flight in the 1960s
and didn't often go to Detroit.
In college, however, Sucher got
involved in the Detroit Partnership
and became more interested in the
As a policy intern with Com-
munity Development Advocates of
Detroit, Sucher worked with the
organization's public policy advo-
cacy project to educate the public
about city council and other matters
throughout the city.
"It's been a really great way to
start to understand the nuances of
the problems that we hear about
on the news and hear the backstory
behind them," she said. "There's a
lot more going on than what you see
on the news and that's been some-
thing that I've always wanted to
However, though Sucher praised
the communities in Detroit, she
said she was unsure if she could see
herself living there one day and felt
conflicted about the rapid develop-
ment occurring near her internship
and apartmentin Midtown.
For the rest of the story, visit
Carolyn Gearig is currently enrolled in
the Semester in Detroit program.
Daily News Editor Will Greenberg
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Nik Stauskas could be a lottery pick Thursday, potentially to the Charlotte Hornets.
worst record last season. Hornets will be looking to add a
With former Kansas center Joel shooter to complement the play
Embiid, once the consensus No. 1 of point guard Kemba Walker and
overall pick, suffering a right foot forward Al Jefferson. Though the
injury, the top three picks of the Hornets have a starter at the '2' in
draft are suddenly in the air again. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, his paltry
While former Duke forward Jabari 11-percent shooting mark from
Parker and former Kansas forward deep is an issue that needs to be
Andrew Wiggins remain locks to be handled.
drafted within the first three picks, Such is the reason that
it's growing more and more likely DraftExpress.com and CBSSports.
that the duo will go 1-2 now, leaving com have projected the Hornets
the 76ers on the outside looking in. selecting Stauskas or McDermott.
Such a situation wouldn't push Ultimately, it comes down to
the 76ers to select Stauskas third, whether Charlotte wants a player
but it could change how they that is a natural shooting guard
handle having two top-10 picks. If who possesses the ability to play
Embiid falls to them at three, the the '3' also, or a stretch-four that
team could take him and hope he could still stretch the floor but
develops to form a destructive pair guard bigger players on defense.
with former Kentucky big man PREDICTION: While many
Nerlens Noel. teams have shown interest in
In that case, the 76ers would Stauskas, it will ultimately come
still want to take a shooting guard down to what team is willing to
to pair with reigning Rookie of the put a need like shooting ahead of
Year Michael Carter-Williams. drafting the "best player left on
That's where Stauskas would enter the board." Look for the Hornets
the equation. In ESPN NBA Insider to select Stauskas, thus continuing
Chad Ford's most recent mock the cycle of what-ifs relating to the
draft, he has them taking Stauskas Pistons and Michigan players. Only
ninth. time will tell if the Pistons will
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to the 2012 Ben Gordon deal, the For NBA Draft updates
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two first-round picks.
With the added top-10 pick, the throughout the weekend

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dures are guaranteed on-campus
housing, according to the housing
The program would give return-
ing students who are currently
signed up for University Housing
the option to transfer their Uni-
versity agreement to one of the off-
campus options, thus opening up
space for incoming freshmen. The
University would cover any dif-
ference in rent above the standard
residence hall costs.

Students electing the off-cam-
pus option would also receive some
of the same services provided to
students in the residence halls,
such as included utilities and meal
plans for campus dining halls.
So far, three local apartment
complexes - The Courtyards, The
Varsity and University Towers
- have signed agreements with
the University to accommodate
the overflow. University Housing
Spokesman Peter Logan said the
University is currently negotiating
with at least one other apartment
complex in the area.
The University has acquired a
number of leases for these apart-

ments already, and will continue
to do so depending, in part, on the
amount of interest they see among
returning students.
Logan said housing officials
received about 100 emails express-
ing interest in the program from
returning students in the first few
hours after it was announced.
Similarly to Newman, Logan
said the University values the
experience incoming students
receive through residence halls
and programs. Currently, about 97
to 98 percent of incoming fresh-
men live in residence halls their
first year on campus.
"We know from our own experi-

ences and from studies in this field
in higher education that it's the
new student that benefits the most
from the on-campus living experi-
ence," Logan said. "Knowing that
particularly the first year experi-
ence on campus is important for
helping students make that transi-
tion and helping them be success-
ful in their academic pursuits, as
well as socially, we give incoming
students - the new students -
the priority, then as we can, with
available space, we make (rooms)
available to returning students
who want to continue to live with
In total, the University resi-

dence hall capacity for Fall 2014
is projected at 8,420, an increase
from 8,360 in Fall 2013. While the
opening of South Quad Residence
Hall will add 1,170 extra beds, that
increase will be offset through the
closing of 1,110 beds in West Quad
Residence Hall and Cambridge
House due to construction.
Since Fall 2011, when total
occupancy was 9,600, ongoing
construction projects have taken
about 1,200 rooms each year out of
usage. The pattern of opening and
closing dorms has kept the over-
all number fairly consistent since
then, though considerably below
maximum operating capacity.

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