Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 6/26/13
Trey Burke will walk across the stage on Thursday and hold up an NBA jersey, officially beginning the next phase of his career. He’ll be remembered as one of very best point guards players to don a Michigan jersey. There’s plenty to remember about Burke – the steal, the block that wasn’t, the shot – but above all else, he was arguably the most effective ball screen player in the last five years of college basketball. Burke’s combination efficiency and high usage in ball screen situations was off the charts in the Synergy Sports era. We pulled the the Synergy Sports statistics for every player to use at least 300 possessions of ball screens in a season and tried to figure out where Burke ranked. The following graphs show the number of ball screen possessions (passes and shots) used in a season on the horizontal axis and the points per possession (combined passes and shots) on the vertical axis. The first graph compares Burke to all Division I players that used at least 300 ball scree...
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