Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) - There will be no encore for Trey Burke's
brilliant sophomore season, as the recent Naismith and Wooden award recipient
announced his intention to enter the upcoming NBA Draft during a Sunday press
"After talking it over with my family and coaching staff and weighing all my
options, I have decided to enter the NBA Draft," Burke stated. "I feel that is
the right decision for me and my future. It has been a dream of mine to play
in the NBA, and I feel excited and well prepared to take that next step in my
Burke also claimed the Oscar Robertson Trophy honoring the nation's most
outstanding men's basketball player after averaging 18.6 points, 6.7 assists
and 1.6 steals and helping Michigan reach the championship game of this year's
NCAA Tournament. The 6-foot point guard was also selected as the Big Ten's
2012-13 Player of the Year.
With Burke leading the way, the Wolverines reached the Final Four for the
first time since 1993 and tied a school record for wins in a single season
"Trey's desire to be the best at everything he does has helped Michigan
basketball achieve things it hadn't done in 20 years," said Wolverines head
coach John Beilein. "I am extremely proud of the young man he's become and
believe he is prepared to take the next step in his career.
"Today is an extraordinary day for Trey, his family and the University of
Michigan. On behalf of the entire Michigan basketball family, we wish him the
best of luck in his professional career, and we will be rooting for him every
step of the way."
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