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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 awards for his outstanding play this season as he was named the Big Ten Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, Sports illustrated National Player of the Year and was voted a unanimous All-Big Ten 1st team to name a few.
Burke led the Big Ten Conference in scoring and assists during the season averaging just over 20 points-per-game with 6.4 assists-per-contest as well. Burke also proved protective of the basketball on the court as he finished first in assist-to-turnover ratio in the Big Ten.
Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke against Kansas in the 2013 Elite 8 match-up.
Overall, a fine season for sure…
But there is much more to do and Trey knows it!
Burke has guided his team to their first appearance in the Final Four since 1993. Only Syracuse now stands in their way from a date in the national title game.
You got this far, may as well now finish this thing off the right way with a national championship (and possibly go out on top).
Congratulations Trey. Now lead your team once again to victory!
Hail Yeah! Go Blue!!
BEST OF MAXIM
ATLANTA – During the final seconds of regulation against Kansas, Trey Burke dribbled up court, crossed the half-court line, pulled up soon after and heaved a 3-pointer that was well beyond NBA range.
The shot went in, Michigan fans lost their collective mind. The Wolverines won in overtime.
But was it the shot John Beilein wanted? It’s inconsequential to ask that...
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.
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From burying a 30-foot jumper to force overtime against Kansas in the Sweet 16 to carrying the Wolverines to their first Final Four appearance in 20 years, Trey Burke‘s sophomore moments have been beyond memorable. But his road of success doesn’t stop there.
Burke, who is averaging 18.8 points and 6.8 assists in his second year with Michigan, has been honored with the John R...
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...
After leading the Michigan Wolverines to the 2013 Final Four, guard Trey Burke was named the 2013 John R. Wooden Award winner.
Michigan point guard Trey Burke has the weight of the college basketball world on his shoulders after picking up yet another Player of the Year award Friday morning. People keep trying to tell him, but the sophomore just isn’t feeling it.
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.
THREE REASONS MICHIGAN WILL WIN:
TREY BURKE: It is always a big advantage to have the best player on the floor, especially if he's going to have the ball in his hands. Burke is a consensus first-team All-America and a contender for nearly every player of the year award. The only reason he probably won't be the 1 pick in June's NBA draft is that teams are nervous about...
Photo Credit: Adam Glanzman
Trey Burke, PG Michigan- Burke has earned himself a healthy payday come June with his machinelike consistency (double figures scoring in all 37 games) and efficiency (46%/38%/80%) as a junior. Entering the NCAA Tournament, it was believed by most NBA decision makers that Burke had already shown his full repertoire, and that his draft stock was essentially...
Syracuse is brimming with confidence, largely because of its suffocating style when the other team has the ball.
Next up, a guy who knows a thing or two about breaking down opposing defenses.
Trey Burke, meet the Orange Crush.
The Final Four semifinal between Syracuse and Burke's Michigan team will present a clear contrast in styles Saturday night - the Orange, a veteran group...
Michigan’s players were available to the media Friday afternoon to preview Saturday’s Final Four showdown with Syracuse. Recent Player of the Year Award winner Trey Burke was available along with teammates Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III to discuss all aspects of their match-up with the Orange.
McGary and Robinson after the jump.
Watch John Beilein, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. discuss Michigan’s upcoming game against Syracuse at today’s press conference.
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)...