Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 6/28/13
It’s been a long time since Michigan’s basketball program saw two players leave for the NBA and get selected in the first round of the draft. Just shy of 20 years, to be exact. In 1994, Juwan Howard was selected fifth and Jalen Rose picked 13th. Those two players had led the Wolverines to two national title games. On Thursday, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. were both selected in the first round: Burke at number nine by Minnesota (later traded to Utah), Hardaway with the 24th pick by the New York Knicks. They, too, were coming off a season that resulted a lengthy postseason run culminating in a loss in the title game. Burke was invited to the NBA Draft green room and sat with his family at a table in a maize and blue suit. The popular guard also brought with him upwards of 50 of his friends and family from Columbus, including his good friend and current Celtic Jared Sullinger. John Beilein also made the trip to Brooklyn for the night from Colorado, taking a quick break from his work...
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