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Trey Burke is expected to leave Michigan for the NBA. It would be a major surprise if he doesn't. Cult hero, Spike Albrecht will be expected to pick up some of the slack. Which means that once again in John Beilein's tenure at Michigan he might have to hand the reins of the team to a freshman point guard.
That freshman would be Michigan Mr. Basketball runner up Derrick Walton Jr. Walton is up to the task of keeping Michigan basketball among the elite next season. Walton has been looked at as Burke's replacement for two years.
"I expect to play big minutes my freshman year," he said Wednesday. "Either way, if he stays or goes to the league, I'm excited. If he does go, it gives me more of an opportunity to play more minutes. I'll count on Spike a lot. With him there, it'll help with the transition.
"I know I'll make freshman mistakes. People will expect me to step in for Trey. My thing is not to get caught up in that. I can't be Trey. I've got to be me."
Walton averaged 25.6 points and 10.2 assists in his senior year at Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy, so the kid can play. With a high probability of stepping in for Burke, much will be expected of Walton and he will need those skills he displayed in high school. If Walton can step in and be a complement to Albrecht the Wolverines can keep this machine going for a few more years.
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Trey Burke will announce his NBA Draft decision on Sunday afternoon and Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Burke will enter the NBA Draft:
Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke, the consensus national player of the year, will enter the NBA Draft, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Michigan has scheduled a news conference for Sunday afternoon, where Burke will formalize...
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Michigan point guard Trey Burke reportedly will announce that he is leaving the Wolverines to turn pro. He was the player of the year.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Trey Burke will announce his basketball future in a press conference Sunday afternoon at the Crisler Center as first reported by Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter.
Burke, the consensus national player of the year, is projected as a lottery pick in June's NBA draft. He considered leaving Michigan for the NBA after his freshman year, but decided...
It shouldn’t surprise anyone, but Michigan guard Trey Burke will be heading to the NBA Draft, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
Michigan guard Trey Burke will enter the NBA Draft, source tells Y! Sports. He has scheduled announcement for Sunday.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 13, 2013
Burke recently won the Wooden, Naismith, and AP Player of the Year...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Brittney Griner of Baylor has won the women's John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's national player of the year for the second consecutive year.
Griner is the fourth woman to win back-to-back awards. She averaged 23.8 points -- third-best in the country -- and 4.14 blocked shots as a senior, and finished her career as the No. 2 scorer in NCAA history...
Trey Burke talks about the finals game, the Wolverines' great season, and his future.
The first shoe is about to drop for the Michigan basketball team.
While appearing in Los Angeles to accept the John Wooden national player of the year award, Trey Burke said that he is within a couple days of making a decision about entering the NBA draft.
I will definitely be announcing in the next couple of days," Burke said on ESPN. "The good thing is Coach (John)...
Leave no stone unturned. That may not actually apply to the notion of the Charlotte Bobcats potentially drafting Michigan point guard Trey Burke, but depending on who you are and what you think of the current Charlotte roster, you could argue it should. Kemba Walker has made significant strides in year two with the Bobcats. [...]
Eleven days ago we reported that Michigan guards Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. were expected to declare for the NBA draft following their teams run in the NCAA tournament. Well, one half of that equation is about to become official, at least according to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com:
Michigan's Trey Burke announcing he is headed to NBA tomorrow at 1:30, sources...
Though his team ultimately lost, no player gained more notoriety during last weekend’s national championship than Michigan backup point guard Spike Albrecht, who showed off his game both on the court and online. Albrecht’s flirtatious tweet to Kate Upton after the game further fueled his status as a cult hero, and his coach thinks the 20-year-old freshman may have a chance with...
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After Spike Albrecht received some notoriety for tweeting at Kate Upton, Michigan head coach John Beilein argued that the freshman has "a shot" with the model.
1) Spike Albrecht catches fire in the first half
The final Five Key plays of the season document a stunning game with a bitter finish for Michigan. Perhaps most stunning was the dominance of Spike Albrecht over the course of the first half. When Trey Burke picked up his second foul of the half with about 11 minutes to go until the break, Albrecht got up from the bench knowing he’d...
Thanks to his first-half performance in the NCAA men's basketball title game, Michigan freshman Spike Albrecht went from a relative unknown to become Internet famous overnight.
After the game, Spike decided to sent out a tweet directed at Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton about noticing her at the game:
That tweet was brought up during a Ann Arbor radio...
Spike Albrecht put all his hopes of wooing model Kate Upton in the hands of his runner-up appearance in the Final Four and a cute tweet that said he noticed Michigan's most beautiful fan watching the game from the stands. The naivety of youth.
The Michigan freshman better wait until he has an NBA career or gets his hands on a half-billion dollar entertainment empire before...