Throughout this weekend, the country’s various basketball awards organizations have been confirming what Michigan fans have known all season: Trey Burke is the best player in the country.
Again and again and again.
Burke took home his third Player of the Year honor late Friday morning, this one named after the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden. Just hours earlier, he won the USBWA Oscar Robertson Player of the Year trophy, and got to meet the “Big O” himself.
“I’m honored just to be in a conversation with Oscar Robertson,” Burke said immediately following the ceremony. “I may not seem like it, but I’m really happy. I’m excited. Just being able to meet with him, and just talk to him, it means a lot.”
While Burke’s numbers don’t quite match up with Robertson’s legendary season-long triple-double per-game average of 1961-62, they are impressive: 18.8 points, 6.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.6 steals and just 2.2 turnovers per game are the best statistical accumulation of any player’s by a