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And with one declaration, the University of Michigan menâ€™s hoops team saw their chances of reaching the national championship for a second time in two years decrease exponentially. Â Sophomore guard and National Player of the Year Trey Burke made the much-expected announcement that he will be forgoing his last two years of eligibility and enter the 2013 NBA Draft on Sunday.
Expected to be a lottery pick and possibly as high as fifth overall, it was a no-brainer for Burke. Â But that does not make it any easier on Michigan fans who only got to see the schoolâ€™s best player over the last decade for two years. Â Burke led Michigan to a 31-7 overall record and the national championship game whileÂ averaging 18.6 points, 6.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 46% from the field.
But according to this interview, Burke said was close to returning to Ann Arbor for his junior year. Â While I donâ€™t buy that for a second, it has to sting Wolverine fans to know that the teamâ€™s driver was actually considering coming back.
Freshman forward Mitch McGary, junior guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. and freshman forward Glenn Robinson III have all yet to announce their decisions on whether they will be making themselves eligible for the draft.
BEST OF MAXIM
Trey Burke will announce his NBA Draft decision on Sunday afternoon andÂ Yahoo! Sportsâ€™ 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...
Trey Burke will be remembered as a winner. Michigan won 55 games in two years under Burkeâ€™s guidance as point guard and his resume is as littered with as statistical gems as it is game winning moments. With the news of Burkeâ€™s departure to the NBA, we took a look back at some of the defining moments of Burkeâ€™s career in chronological order.
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Michigan Basketballâ€™s Trey Burke will forego his final two years of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. Burke was the unanmious selection for National Player of the Year and a consensus All-American. He is one of the greatest players in Michigan Basketball history and we will decide soon where he ranks on this list: Michiganâ€™s all-time best point guards.
THE NEXT LEVEL
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 shouldnâ€™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.
â€” 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 and John Beilein announced that Burke will be headed to the NBA Draft after his sophomore season. Watch the Michigan point guard and his head coach announce the decision in todayâ€™s press conference at the Crisler Center.
Trey Burke is headed to the NBA after two seasons in a maize and blue uniform. Michigan fans frustrated with his decision are missing the point.
Burkeâ€™s accomplishments at Michigan should be celebrated despite his short career. In just 73 games, Burke led Michigan to 55 wins and accomplished more than any Michigan player in at least two decades. He did it against the odds and he...
John Beilein and Trey Burke were available to comment individually about Burkeâ€™s decision to forgo his final two seasons at Michigan and declare for the 2013 NBA Draft. You can watch video of the interviews using the embedded media players below.
Burke after the jump.
GoBlueWolverine's Andre Barthwell and Kyle Bogenschutz discuss Trey Burke's decision to enter the 2013 NBA draft, his legacy in Ann Arbor, how his game might translate to the pro's, and how Michigan will fill the void left by the National Player of the Year.
Trey Burkeâ€™s shot against Kansas in this yearâ€™s NCAA Tournament, which forced overtime in the Sweet 16 matchup, will not soon be forgotten by anyone who saw it.
When Trey Burke arrived in Ann Arbor prior to his freshman year, the question on most Michigan basketball fansâ€™ minds was about how big a step back the program would take trying to use Burke as the replacement for Darius...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Trey Burke is taking his talents to the NBA.
Burke made the worst-kept secret in basketball official Sunday when he announced at the Crisler Center that he's giving up his last two seasons of eligibility at Michigan.
"After talking it over with my coaches and my parents and the people that I trust the most, I've decided to declare for the 2013 NBA...
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...
Michigan coach John Beilein meets with the media to provide his support of Trey Burke's decision to declare for the 2013 NBA draft, the decision making process, how the program handles this year in and year out, and his thoughts on Burke's jersey hanging on the rafters of Crisler Center.