Trey Burke has had a lot thrown in his way throughout his short career. Unheralded coming out of high school, called too short to lead Michigan back to its first Final Four since the Fab Five* in college and then dogged with a poor Summer League performance and an early season injury to his finger that knocked him out until Nov. 20.
Excuse some fans for being a little unsure when trying to project where Burke was going to go and who he was going to be.
Not helping matters is the fact the Jazz are not exactly world beaters when it comes to grabbing the NBA's attention. For Burke to penetrate Rookie of the Year discussions and show why teams had him going as high as No. 2 in last year's NBA Draft, he would have to make a big scene to beat out Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams, two other point guards taken before him in the draft.
Burke had a lot to prove. And, in a short amount of time, Burke has begun to prove it to his draftmates and the rest of the NBA.
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