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Dylan Burkhardt

Trey Burke Continues to Shine

Video is from a different event

Over the weekend, Trey Burke led his Columbus based squad to the All-Ohio Nike City Series championship in dramatic fashion, with a win over the Cincinnati-based squad. In the championship, Burke went head-to-head with Florida State commitment Aaron Thomas (Rivals top 50) and while Thomas scored 34 points, Burke scored 33 and earned the win.

A number of Ohio based scouts were on hand and most were impressed with Burke’s performance (again). Burke was named MVP of the event, and both the Buckeye Prep Report and Ohio High School Hoops were impressed. Here is what Ohio High High School hoops had to say about Burke’s performance:

The game featured arguably the top players in the Class of 2011 in Columbus Northland’s Trey Burke (Michigan) and Cincinnati Withrow’s Aaron Thomas (Florida State). Neither disappointed us.

In one sequence, amidst the first half, Burke and Thomas put on a one-on-one show which included three straight triples from Thomas and two triples and a high-major pull-up from Burke. The succession put the packed house inside Whitehall’s main gym into frenzy. The crowd was cheering and urging the two on as the Mr. Basketball candidates went head-to-head in an instant classic. The two were letting each other know about it, but it was all done in good spirits which was awesome to see.

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  • georgeesq.

    Comforting feeling knowing we’ll have Burke and Brundidge manning the backcourt for 4 years. How about and early entry in a nickname contest: Burke and Brundidge: the Killer B’s?

  • FWIW< I like it a lot, georgeesq.

  • CraigP

    At, there is a one-on-one feature with Darius Morris. When asked what he likes best about road games, his response was: “Playing in front of a crowd.” Ouch. Hopefully we can get Crisler rocking this year.

  • georgeesq.

    Re: Darius comment. I saw that and was hoping it wasn’t meant the way it came off in print.

  • GregGoBlue

    So when Burke enrolls, he will probably back up (then J) Darius Morris at the 1, I guess? Are we thinking he’s a pure point?

    Brundidge projects more at the 2, right?

  • Burke is a point. He can really shoot it, but he’s much more of a point guard than Brundidge. Depending on who he plays with, Brundidge could probably play both guard spots as well.

    You get into worry when you play both Brundidge and Burke together because of their size.

  • BlueRev

    Regarding playing B&B together down the road–ie. once Stu&Zach graduate… who would start over Brunridge at the 2–Vogrich? I see Brunridge as a guy who (like Stu this yr) backs up the 1 and 2–but may start and play alongside Burke a lot too. CB’s shooting and deceptiveness overcomes his lack of height at least on offense.

  • John

    This is kind of off-topic from what the post discusses, but I figured it’d be better to ask here than in a player-specific post…

    Is there any reason why the bball schedule has every home basketball game that’s on tv (except for 2) listed as being on the BTN? Why are there none on ESPN/ESPN2? It can’t just be because we aren’t projected to be that good, can it?

  • aMaized
  • Cyrus Ernesto “Ernie” Zirakzadeh

    How tall is Burke? I’ve seen 5’11” (last year’s common figure), 6’0″, and now (on the Buckeye Prep Report) 6’2″. Is he undergoing a growth spurt? Is this normal media inflation? Any ideas?

  • Giddings

    John – unfortunately I think your last sentence is the truth. Pretty disappointing but we gotta earn the exposure.

  • detroitbry

    Hmmm aMaized, I feel like I’ve read that article somewhere else it looks so familiar.