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Nik Stauskas gets engaged to Alexandra Brynn

The offseason is a golden time to do non-basketball stuff. For Portland Trail Blazers guard Nik Stauskas, now is the perfect time to take it to another level with girlfriend Alex Gerhart.

The former Brooklyn Nets guard announced his engagement to Gerhart to his more than 146,000 followers on the Instagram via a sweet and touching post. Stauskas narrated how he and Gerhart met on August 8 last year and knew immediately from the start that she would say yes to him.

Where do I start? On August 8th 2017, we started dating and I knew you were special from the get go. Your smile, kind heartedness and spunky energy had me falling in love with you immediately. Sprinkle in your dedication to be great and your unwavering support for me and my career, and I knew I had a partner that I wanted to be with forever. Fast forward exactly one year later, and I became the luckiest man in the world. I always knew when I got down on one knee you would say yes, but to actually have it happen last night was a dream come true! In just one short year you’ve changed my life in ways I never imagined were possible. I look forward to the future and all I can do is smile thinking about the amazing memories we will be able to create together as a family! Thank you so much for being you and bringing out the best in me. You make me the happiest man in the world! I love you hunny!! 😍😍😍

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Last year, Stauskas averaged 4.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in 41 games with the Nets. In his four years in the NBA, Nik played for Philadelphia, Sacramento and Brooklyn. He will suit up for Portland this year. He may have been a journeyman early in his career but it looks like Stauskas has finally found someone he can spend the rest of his life with.

It will be interesting, however, to see if yet another change in scenery helps the former Michigan Wolverines sharpshooter. There have been times when wayward players, even those who don’t seem all that special, figure it out many years into their NBA career. Hopefully that’s the case for Nik Stauskas.

Congratulations to Nik and Alex on their engagement!

Here’s a look at some of their photos since they started dating on August 8th, 2017:

She has better abs than me 🙄😍

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Alex’s first time in Cali… she was in her element! 😎😂

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Can someone please take us back to Ibiza!? 😍

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Only right I came back to Philly to watch the Super Bowl 😍

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Life is good! 😊

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