Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports is reporting that Michigan point guard Trey Burke will head to the NBA after just one season in Ann Arbor. Burke was a high school teammate of Jared Sullinger, but was not recruited by Ohio State and went to Michigan instead. The 5’11” guard flourished in Ann Arbor, averaging 14.8 points and 4.6 assists a game for the Wolverines as a freshman. However, he is probably a borderline first round/early second round selection at 5’11”, and no guarantee to get first round money in the NBA.
Michigan, meanwhile, takes a hit from likely being a top 10 team next year with a star returning point guard and a very good incoming class, to more of a top 20 to 25 type team.
[UPDATE: 3:41 PM est. Burke’s father, Benji Burke, tweeted out that “Trey Burke has not declared for the NBA draft. He is still enrolled at the University of Michigan.” We will see if that is semantics of timing, “has not declared” versus “will declare”, or if Goodman’s report proves to be erroneous. h/t: mgoblog]
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