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A pair of Ohio natives heard their names called consecutively in the top 10 of the NBA Draft Thursday night, and both Trey Burke and C.J. McCollum are headed west to begin their professional careers.
The wait was longer for a trio of players who played college basketball in Ohio but grew up elsewhere. Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas went at No. 58 to the San Antonio Spurs, while Akron's Zeke Marshall and Ohio's D.J. Cooper went undrafted.
Burke, the National Player of the Year last season at Michigan, was selected at No. 9 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves and later traded to the Utah Jazz. The Columbus native becomes the second Columbus Northland product drafted in the first round in as many years.
His longtime friend, former Ohio State star and current Boston Celtic Jared Sullinger, was with Burke in the draft's green room.
"I got drafted by the Timberwolves and then I found out I was getting traded to the Utah Jazz," Burke said. "My mind was pretty much everywhere. I was just ready to figure out where I was going to finally end up. Now that I'm in Utah, I'm definitely thrilled for the opportunity."
McCollum became the first Lehigh player ever drafted when he went to the Portland Trailblazers at No. 10. Lehigh was the only school that seriously recruited McCollum out of Canton's GlenOak High School.
McCollum might have led the nation in scoring last winter if he hadn't broken his foot in early January. He missed the rest of the season but said leading up to the draft that he was healthy and anxious to get started. In Portland, he'll get to show off his 3-point shooting ability with the help of last year's Rookie of the Year, point guard Damian Lillard.
"It's a blessing to be able to play in the NBA," McCollum said. "It's even more blessing to be able to play with Rookie of the Year, a guy you can learn from, a guy who has been in similar situations as you. He seemed like he's where I'm trying to get."
McCollum said he would take the night to celebrate and reflect upon his journey, but that he was looking forward to moving ahead.
"Tomorrow is back to work, back to business," he said.
Thomas gave up his final year of eligibility at Ohio State after leading the Big Ten in scoring. His slide down the draft indicates teams saw flaws in his game, but the Spurs get a gifted scorer with an NBA body who should benefit from playing on an established Spurs team that should again rank among the NBA's best.
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Michigan Basketball point guard and the national player of the year, Trey Burke, was selected #9 in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Burke is the first Michigan Wolverine to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft since 2000 (Jamal Crawford).
Trey Burke had an illustrious two seasons at Michigan as he piloted the Wolverines to...
The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Trey Burke with the ninth pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
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Burke, the consensus college player of the year, averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game while leading Michigan to the National Championship game.
The 6-foot-1 point guard was projected as high as No. 2 overall in the draft at one point but most pundits expected...
The national player of the year is coming to Utah.
The Jazz obtained Trey Burke in a draft night deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who selected the Michigan point guard with the ninth pick in exchange for Utah's two first-rounders.
Burke is a pure pick-and-roll player who was the consensus national player of the year as a sophomore after leading the Wolverines to the national...
The NBA Draft is tonight, but former Michigan guard and top point guard prospect Trey Burke has already experienced being a number one pick in something just as important.
GQ Magazine picked Burke as the one draft hopeful with the best fashion sense, so Burke was blessed like Dwyane Wade, and Russell Westbrook before him, to grace the cover of the iconic magazine.
Burke was given...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the Minnesota Timberwolves have traded Trey Burke to Utah for the 14th and 21st overall picks in the first round of the NBA draft.
The Timberwolves chose the Michigan point guard at No. 9 on Thursday night after their top shooting guard targets -- Victor Oladipo, Ben McLemore and Kentavious Caldwell...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Minnesota Timberwolves have traded Trey Burke to the Utah Jazz in exchange for the No. 14 and No. 21 in Thursday’s NBA draft.
The Timberwolves originally selected the Michigan point guard with their 9th pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
If Trey Burke is still available when the Detroit Pistons go on the clock Thursday night, the decision to nab the Michigan point guard should be a no-brainer, right? After all, Burke is just the type of grinding, true PG that the Pistons need and want.
Could the Pistons justify taking Burke over a scorer like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Anthony Bennett or Shabazz Muhammad...
Shortly after being selected with the ninth pick overall in Thursdays NBA Draft, former Michigan point guard Trey Burke said during a television interview, Im happy to be a Timberwolf.
He didnt enjoy it for very long.
Minutes later, news leaked out that Burke was getting traded from Minnesota to Utah for the 14th (UCLAs Shabazz Muhammad) and 21st (Louisvilles Gorgui Dieng) picks...
Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers at #10 and when he was being interviewed by Shane Battier, he dropped a Drake lyric saying, “I really started from the bottom.”
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...
It’s draft day for Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. The duo will learn their professional destinations tonight and officially begin their careers at the next level. John Beilein plans to be in attendance with Trey Burke in the green room at the Barclays Center while Tim Hardaway Jr. will wait to hear word over the phone.
Burke has the potential to be Michigan’s...
Trey Burke was on the board for the Detroit Pistons at No. 8 overall. So were Syracuse PG Michael Carter-Williams and Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum. But the Pistons passed on all of those players in favor of sharpshooting Georgia shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, in a move that’s sure to leave Pistons (and Michigan basketball fans) talking for years.
That decision became even...
Trey Burke went 9th in the NBA Draft and Tim Hardaway Jr. 24th, the first time two Wolverines have gone in the first round since 2004.
Here are three considerably different mock-draft scenarios projecting what might happen in the NBA Draft Thursday night for the Detroit Pistons and three local players -- Michigan's Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., and the University of Detroit's Ray McCallum Jr.:
Sam Amico, FoxSports.com
Burke (6-foot point guard): Seventh pick overall to Sacramento. "Determined...