Michigan’s Trey Burke has declared for the NBA draft. No shock there. What is shocking is that it took him so long to make a decision. In fact, it seemed to be a matter of when—not if—he would turn pro. The 6-0 point guard is projected by most to be a top-10 pick in the June draft. ESPN.com mock draft NBADraft.net mock draft If you recall, Burke almost bolted Ann Arbor after last season. [ AP: Burke leaving Michigan early for NBA draft ] But Burke opted to return for his sophomore season after helping Michigan win a share of its
Everybody’s player of the year Trey Burke will announce his future plans at 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday, and BTN.com will air the press conference live. Watch it here. Burke, a sophomore, just led Michigan to its first NCAA title game since 1993. Along the way, the point guard averaged 18.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 6.7 assists en route to winning every award imaginable, from the Naismith to the Wooden. [ AP: Michigan’s Trey Burke to announce plans Sunday ] What will Burke decide? Reports indicate he’s likely headed to the NBA. He’d be the fourth Big Ten underclassmen to forgo
It’s official: Michigan sophomore Trey Burke has swept all the major national player of the year awards. On Sunday, Burke won the Naismith Award, presented to the nation’s best player, this after already claiming the AP, Oscar Robertson and Wooden player of the year awards. Burke, the Big Ten Player of the Year, has led the Wolverines to Monday night’s NCAA title game vs. Louisville (AP preview). Michigan, which last made the title game in 1993, is searching for its first NCAA crown since 1989. Burke is the fifth Big Ten player to claim the Naismith Award, and the first
Michigan’s Trey Burke won the 2013 John R. Wooden Award on Friday finishing just ahead of Indiana’s Victor Oladipo. The Wolverines’ sophomore guard averaged 18.8 points and 6.8 assists a game and has led Michigan to the Final Four. Four of the top ten finishers for this award are from the Big Ten. In the voting, Burke had 2,808 points, just ahead of second-place finisher Oladipo (2,718). Returning Wooden All American Doug McDermott of Creighton was third (2,344,) followed by Otto Porter, Jr. of Georgetown (2,144) and Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk (2,079). 2013 WOODEN VOTING Trey Burke, Michigan, 2808 points Victor Oladipo, Indiana, 2718
He won Big Ten Player of the Year. He led Michigan to its first Final Four since 1993. He was named the AP player of the year earlier this week. And on Friday, Trey Burke won the 2013 U.S. Basketball Writers Association Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Award. Watch the replay of Friday morning’s press conference in this post and tune in for “Big Ten Basketball & Beyond: Tournament Edition” at 7:30 p.m. ET to see our one-on-one interview with Burke. Previous winners of this award include Anthony Davis of Kentucky, the 2012 winner. Here’s the complete list of past winners.
The 2013 AP All-America teams were announced Monday, and a quartet of Big Ten stars were honored. Michigan sophomore Trey Burke and Indiana junior Victor Oladipo made the first team, while Indiana sophomore Cody Zeller and Ohio State junior Deshaun Thomas landed on the second and third teams, respectively. Burke and Oladipo are joined on the first team by Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. and Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk. Burke and Porter tied as the leading vote-getters (62 of 65). Of the 15 players honored, Burke and Louisville’s Russ Smith are the only ones still in action. Burke and
It’s a shot Michigan fans won’t soon forget. Down 76-73 in the final seconds of Friday’s Sweet 16 game vs. Kansas, Trey Burke hit a deep 3-pointer to force overtime. The Wolverines, of course, went on to win the game and advance to the Elite Eight. See a couple photos of the shot in this post, plus the tweet with the video moment from NCAA.com. [ FACEBOOK: What were you doing when clock hit 0.0? ] Have a look at these poster-worthy photos from USA Today Sports: And here’s the tweet with the video: VIDEO – Can you believe it!?!?
The four finalists for the 2013 Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year were announced Sunday afternoon, and the Big Ten comprises half the field. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Michigan’s Trey Burke are finalists, along with Creighton’s Doug McDermott and Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. The finalists were chosen by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based selections on individual performances throughout the regular season. The winner will be revealed April 7 in Atlanta, the home of this year’s Final Four. “These four players have performed at the highest level and have separated themselves appropriately from the other contenders,”
BTN made the exclusive announcement of the annual Big Ten basketball awards during the live “All-Conference Selection Show” on Monday night. See the full list of teams and award winners in this post, including the All-Big Ten teams and superlative winners, as selected by both the coaches and media. Plus, watch our video interviews. Familiar with BTN.com/Connect? Use it to track all the fan conversation on Twitter. Big Ten tourney links: 2013 Big Ten Men’s Tournament Bracket Day 1: Thursday scoreboard Day 2: Friday’s scoreboard Day 3: Saturday’s scoreboard Day 4: Sunday’s scoreboard More tourney info at BigTen.org [ RELATED: View
Indiana won the Big Ten championship outright by about half a Newton, as Jordan Morgan’s tip-in attempt was a hair too strong, allowing Indiana to complete a road comeback and dulling the festivities of the rest of the weekend. After a sluggish first half that ended with Michigan leading 33-30 (33 possessions), the two teams combined for 80 points in the second half (32 possessions). However, despite the fact that these two teams played a back-and-forth battle, I think the result raises more concerns about Michigan than Indiana. Don’t get me wrong—this game was literally decided by the bounce of