Report Card 2014: Derrick Walton

Previously: Caris LeVert, Glenn Robinson III, Nik Stauskas, Jordan Morgan, Zak Irvin, Spike Albrecht (Photo: Dustin Johnston) Derrick Walton faced decidedly unrealistic expectations when he first stepped on the floor at the Crisler Center. Walton was the highest rated point guard that John Beilein had recruited to Michigan. The two point guards before him were Darius Morris and Trey...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Every starter from Michigan Wolverines Natl runner-up team drafted

The 2013 Michigan Wolverines accomplished a pretty amazing feat. All five starters from the unit that lost to Louisville in the 2013 National Title game has now been drafted. It’s pretty rare for a non Kentucky Wildcats college basketball team to see every single one of its starters get drafted by the NBA. It happens at Duke and North Carolina too. Of course, it happens at Kentucky...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Local NBA Draft picks: Stauskas goes No. 8 overall to Sacramento

When the Utah Jazz took Trey Burke with the No. 9 pick in 2013, it seemed like it might be a while before another Michigan Wolverines player went that high again. As it turns out, it only took 12 months. In a remarkable turnaround, Nik Stauskas went from being a support player on the team that went to the national-championship game to the star of the Big Ten champions and the Big...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-star guard Quentin Goodin planning Michigan camp visit

Michigan’s class of 2016 recruiting board continues to grow as the calendar moves closer to the June 15th offer date and four-star guard Quentin Goodin is a name that Wolverine fans will soon be more familiar with. The 6-foot-3 guard from Campbellsville, KY is one of the top lead guards in the class, ranked 54th nationally according the 247 Sports Composite ratings. Goodin holds...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2016 wing Seth Towns has Michigan on top, expects offer

Seth Towns is no stranger to Ann Arbor. By his count, the Columbus native has made eight or nine visits to Michigan over the past couple years. Towns has traveled to Michigan for football games, basketball games and camps and grows more familiar with the University of Michigan with each visit. On Friday he made another trip to Ann Arbor for his first complete unofficial visit....
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Midwest Region: Derrick Walton Jr. fills Trey Burke’s shoes as Michigan makes another deep tournament run

Replacing the National Player of the Year when you’re a freshman is not easy. And that’s exactly what Derrick Walton Jr. had to do for Michigan this season. “As soon as Trey decided to leave, he knew he had to take on possibly the starting role for this basketball team,” sophomore forward Glenn Robinson III said. “And during the summer until now he’s really progressing...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas, Michigan Wolverines set for showdown with Kentucky Wildcats

After finishing fourth in the Big Ten last season, the Michigan Wolverines entered the 2013 NCAA tournament with current NBA rookies Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., some seriously talented freshman, and arguably the best team to set foot in Ann Arbor since the days of the “Fab Five.” With wins over South Dakota State, VCU, the top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, and the University of...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan's new point guard ready for tournament challenge

Derrick Walton didn't come to Michigan to be the next Trey Burke. He didn't choose to follow a legend, a national player of the year as John Beilein's point guard. It just happened to work out that way. But 33 games into Walton's freshman season, there's been one constant that's kept Walton on the rise. When it comes to basketball, he's not screwing...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Grantland piece on Sully and Trey Burke's friendship is an excellent read

According to Jay King at Jonathan Abrams recent piece for Granland entitled Big Man, Little Man about Jared Sullinger and the Utah Jazz' point guard Trey Burke is a fascinating read: When Jonathan Abrams writes, I read. Sometimes digesting his features takes 15 or 20 minutes, but time passes by quickly while reading beautifully penned (and reported) pieces on human...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nik Stauskas key to Michigan’s long-term success

It may have taken over a decade, but the Michigan Wolverines finally found a way to win in Madison on Saturday, taking down third-ranked Wisconsin 77-70 for their first victory over a top-25 program this season and first successful trip to the Kohl Center since 1999. But without another strong performance from sophomore sensation Nik Stauskas, the outcome of Saturday’s Big 10 contest...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Trey Burke shines in his Michigan homecoming as Jazz pound Pistons

The Detroit Pistons had legendary Motown act “The Temptations” sing at halftime, but it was another old familiar Michigan guy who put on the best show Friday night at The Palace. In an interesting twist, the crowd didn’t even act like it minded that former Wolverine star Trey Burke’s big night was an impetus to the Utah Jazz’s 110-89 blowout win over the home team. For...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Burke leads Jazz to 110-89 rout of Pistons

Trey Burke had 20 points and a career-high 12 assists in his return to Michigan, and the Utah Jazz routed the Detroit Pistons 110-89 on Friday night. Burke, who was the national player of the year at Michigan last season and led the Wolverines to the Final Four, had plenty of supporters in the crowd at the Palace. He shook off a slow start and outplayed Detroit counterpart Brandon...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alumni Update: Trey Burke emerging as Rookie of the Year candidate

A periodic check up on former Wolverines in the NBA, abroad or elsewhere in college basketball. Trey Burke Trey Burke is emerging as a legitimate Rookie of the Year candidate after sitting out for the first month of the season with a broken finger. Burke had a career high performance against the Orlando Magic – the team he had hoped would draft him No. 2 overall in June. Burke...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Just a Photo of Jared Sullinger and Trey Burke Playing Some PS2 As Kids

Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger and Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke grew up and played basketball together in Columbus, Ohio long before their NBA days were upon them. They also apparently played video games together, as this cool picture of the two budding stars popped up on Reddit this week. In an ironic twist, Burke is wearing an Ohio State jersey in the picture. Sullinger would...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Here’s a cool photo of Jared Sullinger and Trey Burke playing video games back in the day

Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger and Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke grew up and played basketball together in Columbus, Ohio long before their NBA days were upon them. They also apparently played video games together, as this cool picture of the two budding stars popped up on Reddit this week. In an ironic twist, Burke is wearing an Ohio State jersey in the picture. Sullinger would...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan's Mitch McGary says Trey Burke was a ballhog

Michigan Wolverines point guard Trey Burke swept all the college basketball national player of the year awards last year. Trey Burke led UM to the national title game where they came close, but fell to the Louisville Cardinals. Burke would later become the ninth overall player taken in the NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He currently balls for the Utah Jazz. Mitch McGary...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Jazz G Burke has finger surgery

Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke has undergone surgery to repair his fractured right index finger. Burke, the ninth overall pick in this year's NBA draft who was acquired in a trade with Minnesota, will wear a cast or splint for the next three weeks before being re-evaluated. Team officials did not announce a timetable for Burke's return on Monday, but he is expected to miss...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Offseason storylines: Who will start at point guard?

Over the next two months we’ll rundown some of the biggest storylines facing the 2013-14 Michigan Wolverines. In this edition we look at the point guard position battle as the Wolverines look for an option to replace Trey Burke. Previously: 2013-14 expectations The past few seasons have left Michigan feeling like “Point Guard U.” From Darius Morris leading the Wolverines to...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Derrick Walton capable of making freshman impact

Yahoo! named Derrick Walton one of ten freshmen most capable of making an impact on the 2013-14 season. 7. Derrick Walton, G Michigan (Rivals Ranking: 37) The last time Michigan had to replace an NBA-bound point guard with a freshman, some kid named Trey Burke turned out to be halfway decent. The Wolverines can now hope that the transition from Burke to Walton is as seamless this...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Hardaway, Mitchell and Burke team up for impressive dunk

Their jerseys may no longer be the same shade of Michigan blue, but Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke haven't forgotten how to play together. The former Wolverines were two of the three players who teamed up for a Harlem Globetrotters-style dunk at a NBA rookie photo shoot Tuesday. The third player is hoping to build a fanbase from many of the same people that cheered for Burke...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NBA Draft: Trading Up And Drafting Trey Burke Was A Great Move By The Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz Official Facebook Page The 2013 NBA Draft was very interesting. There were plenty of picks that I did not like, I am looking at you Charlotte Bobcats, but there were also some moves that I did like. I loved the Cleveland Cavaliers taking Anthony Bennett first overall. Bennett should thrive in the NBA with Kyrie Irving feeding him the ball. I liked the Philadelphia 76ers...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio-born, headed west

A pair of Ohio natives heard their names called consecutively in the top 10 of the NBA Draft Thursday night, and both Trey Burke and C.J. McCollum are headed west to begin their professional careers. The wait was longer for a trio of players who played college basketball in Ohio but grew up elsewhere. Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas went at No. 58 to the San Antonio Spurs, while...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

First-round selection of Burke, Hardaway a proud moment for Michigan

It’s been a long time since Michigan’s basketball program saw two players leave for the NBA and get selected in the first round of the draft. Just shy of 20 years, to be exact. In 1994, Juwan Howard was selected fifth and Jalen Rose picked 13th. Those two players had led the Wolverines to two national title games. On Thursday, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. were both selected...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistons pass on Burke and select Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with the 8th overall pick

The Detroit Pistons made what many thought was a surprise move Thursday as they selected guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope out of Georgia with the 8th overall pick in the NBA Draft. The move was in-deed surprising as the Pistons passed on local product Trey Burke out of Michigan as several Wolverine and Pistons fans conducted the drive by Twittering on Joe Dumars. Caldwell-Pope though...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Local basketball stars join new teams

Shortly after being selected with the ninth pick overall in Thursdays NBA Draft, former Michigan point guard Trey Burke said during a television interview, Im happy to be a Timberwolf. He didnt enjoy it for very long. Minutes later, news leaked out that Burke was getting traded from Minnesota to Utah for the 14th (UCLAs Shabazz Muhammad) and 21st (Louisvilles Gorgui Dieng) picks...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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