Stephen Curry, the best 3-point shooter in the NBA, was going to have a 3-point shooting contest with Michigan star Nik Stauskas last summer. It was going to take place in Canada – in the famous backyard of Stauskas, actually – and be televised on TSN, the Canadian version of ESPN. You would have probably watched online, right? You definitely would have watched the highlights on YouTube.
But the NCAA nixed it because the NCAA is the worst.
“His people set a date for mid-July that they wanted to do it and of course I checked with Tom Wywrot our (Michigan) media guy and of course there was some NCAA violations and all of that stuff, so we couldn’t do it. Me and Steph, in the backyard.”
So a college basketball player can’t have a shooting contest with an NBA player in his own backyard? That’s a violation … how? Why? We should really stop asking these questions, because the NCAA’s capricious decisions rarely make sense.
Stauskas will be a 1st round pick in next month’s NBA draft – mid-lottery? – so fortunately basketball fans will be able to see him and Curry go at it from deep on the court in an actual game. [via Free Press]
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