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Nik Stauskas is only one of two proven three-point shooters on Michigan's roster right now.
Losing talented guards like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke to the NBA is tough. Given how much the two helped the Michigan Wolverines spread the floor last season, those losses are magnified.
Of the 296 threes Michigan knocked down in 2012-13, the duo accounted for 149 of them. Aside from Nik Stauskas, no other player on the roster made more than 23 treys.
Only Stauskas and Spike Albrecht had a higher three-point field-goal percentage than Hardaway and Burke in 2012-13. Both are back for their sophomore campaigns, but beyond those two, Michigan will be waiting for another perimeter shooter to emerge.
The best candidate is Glenn Robinson III. After hitting a mere 32 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc as a frosh, Robinson undoubtedly spent some time developing a consistent outside shot during the offseason. Mitch McGary is working on a perimeter jumper as well, though expectations should be tempered until he puts one up in a game.
Not even Zak Irvin has proven to be a reliable three-point shooter. The newcomer only shot better than 45 percent from distance four times as a high school senior. Even more concerning is the fact Irvin hit less than 30 percent of his three-balls on nine occasions.
By season's end, hopefully one or two Wolverines blossom into effective outside shooters. For the time being, though, Michigan's perimeter scoring is a question mark.