Found March 08, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Big Ten is the nation’s premier basketball conference this season, with five ranked teams and three in the top 10: Indiana, Michigan and Michigan State. Thus it’s not surprising that a Big Ten star is the Bovada favorite to win the Associated Press Player of the Year award this season: Wolverines sophomore guard Trey Burke at 7-4. Michigan has had some terrific players in its history, including Chris Webber and Glen Rice most recently. But the school hasn’t had a national Player of the Year in 47 seasons (Cazzie Russell). Burke, considered the nation’s top point guard, appears poised to change that. He is among the nation’s assist-to-turnover ratio leaders at 3.6, leads the Big Ten in assists (6.9 per game) and is No. 2 in scoring (18.9). He has a shot at becoming the first Big Ten point guard since a guy named Magic Johnson to average at least 18 points and seven assists per game. The irony of Burke is that he’s from Columbus, home to Michigan’s most hated rival, Ohio State. Th...
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