After sitting out Las Vegas Summer League, Nik Stauskas was given the chance to showcase his talents as a part of Canada's men's national basketball team in the 2015 Tuto Marchand Cup.
The tournament definitely didn't go as planned for the 2014 first-round pick. He started all four games Canada played in, but Stauskas' numbers were certainly underwhelming. He averaged 4.5 points per game while shooting 28.6% from both the field and beyond the arc. His best performance came against the Dominican Republic, where he tallied eight points and six rebounds in 26 minutes of action.
Canada's head coach Jay Triano still seems pretty pleased with how Stauskas has played, mentioning his strong defensive efforts in an interview with the Toronto Sun.
The endorsement from Triano was enough to earn him a spot on Canada's roster for the FIBA Americas Championship, which will take place in Mexico City from August 31-September 12. They're placed in Group B with Cuba, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico, none of which are real basketball powerhouses.
If you live north of the border, you can check the games out on TSN.