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Stauskas, Papale named top 3-pt. shooters

11/3/2011

ESPN's basketball recruiting staff named the nation's 25 best three-point shooters this afternoon, and among the list are two locals, St. Mark's Nik Stauskas and Choate Rosemary Hall (Conn.)'s John Papale.

You can check out the full list here. Below is what the staff had to say about both Stauskas and Papale in that regard:

John Papale, SG

Wallingford, Conn./Choate

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 165 pounds

College: Boston University

Arguably the best pure shooter in the New England prep school league, Papale has rewritten record books in his two years in the NEPSAC, shooting 51 percent behind the arc as a sophomore and setting the mark for most 3s in a half (nine) as a junior. He's a steal for BU, having turned down no less than seven Atlantic 10 offers to commit to the Terriers.

Nik Stauskas, SF

Mississauga, Ontario/St. Mark's

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 205 pounds

College: Michigan

Early in Stauskas' career, he was a one-dimensional catch-and-shoot guy, but recent years have seen him become much more versatile, and ultimately that's only made his pure release and deep range all the more dangerous. Combine that with the size to shoot above smaller guards, and he's a major threat from downtown.