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 question about that specific shot, but given that Burke has led his team so well throughout the season, is it fair to say his shot selection matches up with the shots Beilein would have him take?
“I definitely think that most of the time. Some shots he doesn’t agree with. But we’re pretty much always on the same page,” Burke said during a press conference on Friday. “You know, just playing for him for two years, I pretty much know what shots he wants us to take or what shots he rather us not to take.”
Shots like the one Burke took against Kansas and some of his other deep threes wouldn’t be good shots for a...