Originally written on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Salt Lake Tribune Trey Burke’s unlikely route from undersized point guard playing in the shadow of Jared Sullinger to college basketball’s best player has been well-documented. Burke originally committed to Penn State early on in his career. When he was overlooked by hometown Ohio State the second time around, he appeared ready to commit to Cincinnati before John Beilein and Michigan took a flyer on Burke to replace the recently-departed Darius Morris. The rest, of course, is history. But throughout the draft process, history appeared to be repeating itself for Burke. Immediately following Burke’s transcendent college season, his NBA stock appeared to be safely among the top five picks in the draft. Images of Burke scoring 24 points in 26 minutes against Louisville were still fresh in the minds of NBA scouts and general managers — it seemed obvious that Burke was hands-down the best point guard in the 2013 draft class. But then, as the workouts, combines and interviews wore on and s...
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