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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
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Congratulations ]V[ICHIGAN Wolverine sophomore guard Trey Burke for being named the Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season.
Burke becomes only the second Wolverine player to win the award since the stand-out guard Cazzie Russell picked up the honor back in the 1965-66 season in his senior year.
Burke has already been honored with numerous other...
Trey Burke was awarded yet another Player of Year honor as the Naismith Player of the Year was announced at the NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show on Sunday evening.
The Naismith award is the fourth major Player of the Year honor that Burke received this weekend in Atlanta. Burke also received Associated Press, John Wooden and USBWA Oscar Roberston Player of the Year awards...
Jim Larranaga made his mark as a basketball coach years ago at places like Bowling Green and George Mason. This season, with his Miami Hurricanes enjoying unprecedented success, Larranaga showed he has impressive footwork.
Minutes after he was introduced Thursday as The Associated Press' coach of the year, the 63-year-old, two-time hip replacement patient was asked about his...
Can we just call Thursday Trey Burke Day in Big Ten Country? First news breaks of his impending departure from the college ranks for the NBA and then this afternoon the AP announces that Burke, Michigan's sophomore point guard, was named their college basketball Player of the Year. He earned 31 of the 65 votes for 1st place to become just the 2nd UofM player to win the...
Michigan sophomore Trey Burke has just been named the Associated Press’ Player of the Year. Burke led the Wolverines in scoring and assists, ultimately leading the school to its first Final Four in two decades.
Burke (31 votes) beat out Georgetown’s Otto Porter (16 votes) and Indiana’s Victor Oladipo (10 votes) for the coveted award.
Here’s Michigan’s Twitter handle announcing...
Trey Burke is going to need a bigger trophy case.
Burke was named the Associated Press National Player of the Year on Thursday, and also picked up the Bob Cousy Award for the country's best point guard. That adds to the awards he has already won, including Big Ten Player of the Year, eight First Team All-America selections and the Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA tournament...
The Michigan Wolverines and Louisville Cardinals held their mandatory press conferences on Sunday, but there's not much left to say.
The nation's best offense will face the nation's best defense Monday night, and the winner will take home a national championship.
For the Wolverines to earn their second NCAA tournament title, they'll need a big game from Trey Burke...
Michael Carter-Williams has undoubtedly played the best basketball of his career in this year’s NCAA tournament. The sophomore playmaker is averaging 13 PPG, 4.75 assist, 5.75 rebounds, and a tad over three steals per game in the tourney thus far. He has his elevated game to an entirely new level, to a point where many Syracuse fans have wondered where this has been all season...
Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone has prevented great guards from scoring in this tournament. Orange Nation worried Cal’s Allen Crabbe, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, and Marquette’s Vander Blue would be able to bust the zone and find ways to score. Instead, SU’s defense has been historically good and shut down all of the elite scorers its faced en route to Atlanta.
In the midst of a fantastic Final Four run, Michigan’s basketball program could have just been dealt some bad news on Thursday. According to reports, both Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. will jump to the NBA after this season.
Darren Heitner, a sports business writer for Forbes, is reporting that both Burke and Hardaway are headed to the league. Burke was just named the AP’s...
Michigan’s starting backcourt was also available in breakout sessions this afternoon. Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas will face arguably the best pressure defense in the country on Monday evening and discussed the upcoming challenge. Watch all three players in the embedded media players below.
Hardaway and Stauskas after the jump.
An attorney has cited anonymous sources stating that Michigan's Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. will be entering the 2013 NBA Draft.
Michigan headman John Beilein alongside Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. discussed Michigan's upcoming Final Four match-up with Syracuse. The trio commented on the challenges the Orange present, attacking the 2-3 zone, Fab Five comparisons, and more.
With almost 10 minutes of game time gone by in Michigan’s 61-56 win over Syracuse on Saturday night, the Orange had jumped out to a 14-9 lead and the Wolverines were searching for offense.
Michigan’s usual scoring weapons — Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas — simply weren’t getting it done. Burke had missed the only two shots he took, Stauskas...