College basketball notebook: Stauskas, Robinson, leave Michigan early for NBA

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Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are skipping their last two seasons at Michigan to enter the NBA draft. Forward Mitch McGary has not announced his plans.

Stauskas, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, became one of the nation’s most well-rounded offensive players, averaging 17.5 points, improving defensively and earning Big Ten player of the year honors last season.

The 6-6 Robinson came on strong toward the end of the season and finished with a 13.1-point average.

• California hired Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin as its coach.

Martin replaces Mike Montgomery, who retired last month after six seasons. Martin went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee, including a 24-13 mark and an appearance in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament this season.

Martin, 42, took over a Tennessee program under NCAA investigation in 2011 and has averaged 21 wins per year. But, at times, he struggled to escape the shadow of former coach Bruce Pearl, who led the Volunteers to NCAA tournament appearances in each of his six years on the job.

• Michigan State forward Branden Dawson will stay for his senior season. He averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season.

• Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson are leaving Arizona for the NBA.

One of the nation’s top freshmen, Gordon was expected to leave after one season in college. He was named the Pac-12 freshman of the year after averaging 12.4 points and eight rebounds per game.

Johnson averaged 16.3 points per game and earned numerous All-America honors and the Pac-12 player of year award as a junior.

• Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant will enter the NBA draft. He averaged 12.1 points and a team-leading 6.8 rebounds last season.

• Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at a Las Vegas hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and contracting pneumonia.

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