Trey Burke’s time in Ann Arbor is over and it won’t soon be forgotten. His impact as Michigan’s point guard was obvious. He dominated the ball, scored, created, and defended. Burke was the National Player of the Year because of his impressive statistics. He was a winner and carried Michigan to heights it hadn’t seen in 20 years. There is no shortage of numbers to prove how great Burke’s sophomore season was.
We know about Burke’s production but there’s one element of his game that shouldn’t be overlooked – or at least hasn’t been quantified – his ability to create late in the shot clock. According to Synergy Sports, Burke was the most productive late clock player in the Big Ten. He used 53 offensive possessions with less than four seconds remaining on the shot clock (more than any player in the league) and scored 1.097 points per. He was also the 10th most efficient late clock player in the league – an impressive feat considering only one of the nine players better than him used more t