Found April 05, 2013 on
College Hoops Digest:
by Dale Yarborough
ACC Bureau Reporter
The John Wooden Award will be presented Friday night to Trey Burke from Michigan. The All-American team was chosen earlier in the week, and Burke will join an elite group of players who have won this prestigious award. Past winners include: Larry Bird (1979), Michael Jordan (1984), Christian Laettner (1992), and even Kevin Durant (2007). My belief is that while Trey Burke is an outstanding player, Victor Oladipo certainly has the talent and resume to earn this award.
Although Indiana did not win the National Championship this year, or even manage to escape Syracuse in the Sweet 16, Victor Oladipo brought an incredible joy and pride to Indiana’s campus and to all of Hoosier nation with his exciting style of play. Oladipo is a 6’5”, 214 lbs. junior this year, who is still debating whether or not he will enter the NBA Draft that will be held on Thursday, June 27th.
Victor Oladipo has comparable characteristics i...
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Indiana fans will soon learn the status of All-Americans Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo as it pertains to the 2013 NBA Draft.
Both players are projected as lottery picks in mock drafts and according to multiple reports, will announce their intentions for next season this coming week.
The NCAA’s deadline to withdraw from the draft is April 16, but the NBA deadline to enter is April...
Congratulations ]V[ICHIGAN Wolverine sophomore guard Trey Burke for being named the Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season.
Burke becomes only the second Wolverine player to win the award since the stand-out guard Cazzie Russell picked up the honor back in the 1965-66 season in his senior year.
Burke has already been honored with numerous other...
Jim Larranaga made his mark as a basketball coach years ago at places like Bowling Green and George Mason. This season, with his Miami Hurricanes enjoying unprecedented success, Larranaga showed he has impressive footwork.
Minutes after he was introduced Thursday as The Associated Press' coach of the year, the 63-year-old, two-time hip replacement patient was asked about his...
Can we just call Thursday Trey Burke Day in Big Ten Country? First news breaks of his impending departure from the college ranks for the NBA and then this afternoon the AP announces that Burke, Michigan's sophomore point guard, was named their college basketball Player of the Year. He earned 31 of the 65 votes for 1st place to become just the 2nd UofM player to win the...
Michigan sophomore Trey Burke has just been named the Associated Press’ Player of the Year. Burke led the Wolverines in scoring and assists, ultimately leading the school to its first Final Four in two decades.
Burke (31 votes) beat out Georgetown’s Otto Porter (16 votes) and Indiana’s Victor Oladipo (10 votes) for the coveted award.
Here’s Michigan’s Twitter handle announcing...
Trey Burke is going to need a bigger trophy case.
Burke was named the Associated Press National Player of the Year on Thursday, and also picked up the Bob Cousy Award for the country's best point guard. That adds to the awards he has already won, including Big Ten Player of the Year, eight First Team All-America selections and the Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA tournament...
Michael Carter-Williams has undoubtedly played the best basketball of his career in this year’s NCAA tournament. The sophomore playmaker is averaging 13 PPG, 4.75 assist, 5.75 rebounds, and a tad over three steals per game in the tourney thus far. He has his elevated game to an entirely new level, to a point where many Syracuse fans have wondered where this has been all season...
Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone has prevented great guards from scoring in this tournament. Orange Nation worried Cal’s Allen Crabbe, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, and Marquette’s Vander Blue would be able to bust the zone and find ways to score. Instead, SU’s defense has been historically good and shut down all of the elite scorers its faced en route to Atlanta.
Darren Heitner, a writer at Forbes and sports and entertainment attorney, tweeted that Michigan stars Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. are likely headed for the NBA after this season.
Tim Hardaway Jr. will leave MICH early & very strong chance he signs w/Henry Thomas of CAA.
Trey Burke will leave MICH early. Will interview 5 agents: Jeff Schwartz, Arn Tellem, Henry Thomas, Bill...
In the midst of a fantastic Final Four run, Michigan’s basketball program could have just been dealt some bad news on Thursday. According to reports, both Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. will jump to the NBA after this season.
Darren Heitner, a sports business writer for Forbes, is reporting that both Burke and Hardaway are headed to the league. Burke was just named the AP’s...
An attorney has cited anonymous sources stating that Michigan's Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. will be entering the 2013 NBA Draft.
Michigan headman John Beilein alongside Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. discussed Michigan's upcoming Final Four match-up with Syracuse. The trio commented on the challenges the Orange present, attacking the 2-3 zone, Fab Five comparisons, and more.
With almost 10 minutes of game time gone by in Michigan’s 61-56 win over Syracuse on Saturday night, the Orange had jumped out to a 14-9 lead and the Wolverines were searching for offense.
Michigan’s usual scoring weapons — Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas — simply weren’t getting it done. Burke had missed the only two shots he took, Stauskas...
Watch Michigan’s press conference after its five point win over Syracuse on Saturday night as John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitch McGary face the media on the podium.
Read the full transcript here.