Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 1/10/13
Dustin Johnston Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke is one of 25 midseason finalists for the John R. Wooden Award. Through 16 games, Burke is averaging 18.2 points and 7.2 assists per game. Burke would be the first player from a high-major conference to average 18 points and seven assists per game in the last 15 seasons. Burke is regarded as a legitimate Player of the Year candidate by many pundits. He ranks third in Ken Pomeroy’s kPOY ranking system, trailing Mason Plumlee and Russ Smith. CBS Sports also tabs Burke in the number three slot behind Mason Plumlee and Doug McDermott. Cazzie Russell is the only Michigan player to have won National Player of the Year honors in 1966. Three other Big Ten players were named finalists for the award, including Illinois guard Brandon Paul, Indiana big man Cody Zeller and Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas. View the full list of finalists after the jump. Anthony Bennett, 6-8, Fr., F, UNLV Laurence Bowers, 6-8, Sr., F, Missouri Trey Burke, 6-0, S...
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