UPDATE: According to multiple reports, Trey Burke will be traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for the 14th and 21st picks.
Michigan Basketball point guard and the national player of the year, Trey Burke, was selected #9 in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Burke is the first Michigan Wolverine to be drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft since 2000 (Jamal Crawford).
Trey Burke had an illustrious two seasons at Michigan as he piloted the Wolverines to their first Big Ten Championship in 26 years, their first Final Four in 20 years and became just the 5th Michigan Basketball player to be a consensus All-American.
Burke came up big in some clutch situations for Michigan. On 3/12/13 in a game against Michigan State, he had two steals in the final 25 seconds to seal a key victory. In a Sweet 16 match up against Kansas, Burke was held scoreless in the first half, then scored 23 points in the second half and overtime. His 30-foot shot that sent the game into overtime was an instant tournament classic.
Burke etched his name into Michigan history as one of the all-time best point guards to play for U-M.
For his career, Burke averaged 16.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.
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