Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 4/15/13
Trey Burke is headed to the NBA after two seasons in a maize and blue uniform. Michigan fans frustrated with his decision are missing the point. Burke’s accomplishments at Michigan should be celebrated despite his short career. In just 73 games, Burke led Michigan to 55 wins and accomplished more than any Michigan player in at least two decades. He did it against the odds and he did it the right way. Burke’s list of accomplishments and honors is beyond impressive. Big Ten Champion. NCAA Runner Up. National Player of the Year (six times). Big Ten Player of the Year. Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year. Consensus First Team All-American. Freshman All-American. Burke isn’t symbolic of the problems with the NBA early entry rules. He’s an example of everything that can go right when a player makes smart decisions. Burke could have gone to the league last season but realized he could accomplish something special in Ann Arbor. He did just that, and he’ll be a to...
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