Video: Trey Burke vs. Cincinnati La Salle

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Michigan commitment Trey Burke had 10 points in Northland’s 59-40 loss to Cincinnati La Salle in the Ohio Division I State finals. It was a bitter end to a remarkable season for Burke, who led Northland to a 26-2 record and earned Mr. Basketball.

  • detroitbry

    Man, that kid is a dawg. Very skilled, plays under control.

  • FL Wolve

    Yea, if you watched that entire game though, he should have played a bit more out of control and tried to take the game over. He wasn’t involved in the game as I would have expected. His teammates had a knack for jacking up quick shots which killed Northland.

  • AG2

    VCU, and Butler. One of these teams is going to play for the national championship. One of these two teams is 1 game away from being hailed as the nation’s #1 basketball team.

    Not Ohio State.
    Not Kansas.
    Not Duke.
    Not even Pitt, Florida, or Texas.

    VCU…..and Butler.

    I guess there really isn’t an elite team in CBB this year. There may never be unless players make the deliberate decision to come back and win one like Lawson/Ellington/Hansbrough did and Florida’s 2006 team did.

    VCU deserves all the credit in the world, but let’s be realistic: they won because they made their wide-open jump shots and Kansas did not. Jay Bilas hit the nail right on the head when he said college basketball is the sport where offense wins championships. KU’s abysmal shooting was all the defense VCU needed. Seeds don’t matter, talent doesn’t matter. All that matters is if you can get a little bit of consistency with your jump shot. That’s it.

    If there’s one thing we can take away from this is that at least this validates the First Four. Yes, you too can make the Final Four by winning an extra game that nobody else had to play.

  • Mattski

    Nice piece about Shaka Smart. Guy got accepted to Harvard, Yale, and Brown, went to play at Kenyon. A great character:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/sports/ncaabasketball/27vcu.html?hpw

    Go VCU–win the whole thing!

  • JD

    Burke forced a lot of deep 3’s there but I liked everything else he was doing out there. Hell get to taste victory on the court next year!

    GO BLUE!

    • Kenny

      Those rushed deep threes were taken when his team were down and the time is running out.

      • Dylan Burkhardt

        Yeah it was tough because La Salle played a slow-down style, with no shot clock, where it felt like every lead was impossible to recover from. That compounded with Northland taking some bad shots really hurt.

  • JD

    He’ll, that is.

  • JD

    BTW- is the H.S. 3 point line still 19’9″ or did it move back when the college men’s line moved back 3 years ago?

    • Dylan Burkhardt

      It’s the old college line. They haven’t moved it back.

  • Aaron

    Love that this kid gets to watch D-Mo for a year.

  • Bill

    He did what I hoped he would do and increase his strength. I loved when he threw that guy off of him. He drove to the basket very strong. He looks more like a big ten guard. Put it together with his skills and we have a guy who fits what the team needs.

  • James

    This guy is going to be awesome.

  • Brian W

    It’s almost feeling like a sugar high has ended. Back-to-back days with commitments following the tournament run (really exciting), and now it’s just waiting… for Darius and the draft… then U-M bball camp… and then practice starts up again. I know there’s AAU season in there too.

  • Brian W

    If you haven’t read today’s article about Trey Burke from Ann Arbor.com, it’s worth a read. His winning attitude will be an asset.

    http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-basketball/the-hands-that-guide-him-guard-trey-burke-could-make-an-impact-for-michigan-basketball-next-year/

  • Kevine

    Between Darius and Burke, Michigan’s got PG under lock for the next four years. Wow, lookin good. Love the mid-range game.