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Trey Burke declares for NBA Draft

Apr 14, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

Trey Burke, John Beilein

Michigan point guard Trey Burke considered turning pro last season. After returning to school, he was the best player in college basketball and led Michigan to the national-championship game.

So, it should be no surprise he declared for the NBA Draft this time.

Burke said he heard he might be picked in the top 15, and if that’s the baseline for his decision, he should be very happy come draft night. I’d be surprised if he’s not top 10, and with the right combine numbers – Burke at 6-foot, and he doesn’t appear to be an elite athlete – he could even land in the top five.

Few run the pick-and-roll as well as he does, considering his ability to make pinpoint passes and shoot from all over the court. His size causes some concerns, especially defensively, but he’s developed a knack for using his anticipation skills to get steals, somewhat negating his defensive shortcomings.

  1. Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 14, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Bust City.

  2. brotherlove2012 - Apr 14, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    IMO the player whomare going to have the best NBA career in that draft are Anthony Benett and Marcus Smart. The rest will busts or bench players.

  3. brotherlove2012 - Apr 14, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    * the players who are

  4. melkipershero - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Youre selling this class short. Otto Porter and Ben McClemore will be very good pros. There are others as well

  5. money2long - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    there’s actually a bunch of guys in this summer’s draft that i’m curious to see where they land.

  6. thegloriousone - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    What?!? I thought Trey really loved and wanted to play for Michigan.

    Whatever. The only thing less surprising than this was Michigan’s loss in the championship.

  7. gr3710 - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    bunch of hate, just sad. good luck trey

  8. brotherlove2012 - Apr 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Yeah, Porter and McClemore are good prospects, but I still think this won’t be a good draft. Time will tell.

  9. cj1403 - Apr 15, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    They’ll be lots of role players in this draft. They’ll be bust if you consider what number they’ll be picked, but good players after all.

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