Report: Trey Burke will enter the NBA Draft

CBS Sports.com’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Trey Burke will declare for the NBA Draft.

Trey Burke is leaving Michigan after just one season.

The Wolverines point guard, according to sources, is expected to forgo his remaining three years of eligibility and declare for the NBA.

The Wolverines, according to a source, are also bringing in under-the-radar point guard Spike Albrecht for a visit Thursday.

Burke’s father, Benji, notes that Trey has not officially declared for the draft at this point:

  • SamGoBlue

    Benji Burke, Trey’s father, now saying that Trey “has not declared”. My hopes are obviously not up, but if this is the only good news we have, so be it.

    • Flwolve

       That kind of annoys me.  Trey is obviously gone and has even dropped out of school.  Why on earth would Benji now deny this?

      • jemblue

        How do you know he has dropped out of school?  His father says he’s enrolled.

    • http://twitter.com/cedsed justin sedlecky

      Sam, that tweet is bad news, not good news. He is saying that Trey has not declared because it got leaked and he wants Trey to be able to do the announcing…

  • FGCU Maize Rage

    Uggghhh

  • Mpartington

    This sucks.

  • Guest

    So assuming this is true, how does this affect anybody else?Will TH Jr go now, too?  He has no handle, and frankly sucks if there isn’t someone to get him the ball when he’s wide open at the perimeter, or above the rim for an oop.

    Or what about McGary?  His game on offense is entirely predicated on the pick & roll, and having a quality PG get him the ball.  That’s why he got no national love until he made it to the E. Coast basketball factory where he played alongside talent.  And McGary, as we all know, is eligible for this season’s NBA draft. 

    • Kurt Dumaw

      Wait, you someone think that TH Jr.’s stock is high right now?  He needs to return to raise his stock.  And you can’t make the argument that he needs the money, right?

      And I doubt whether MM’s stock is the highest it will be right now either.

      Not sure why you are so eager to usher players out the door unless you are trolling…

  • Danguilm

    This kid has some terrible advisors.  I hope for his sake that someone takes a flyer on him late in the first round.  Otherwise, he just screwed up his lifetime earnings potential by not working to improve his game where he can be a leader and get more court time.  That said – I will root for him wherever he goes to succeed. 

    • Danguilm

      Kid should listen to his father and not the agent-types looking to make a buck off of him…

      • Indiana_Matt

        This is very surprising to me. But I don’t see him being swayed by agent-types. Seems too grounded and has a good family around him. If he goes it seems like the reason would be the NBA dream/competition angle.

    • Anthony

      No way he goes in the first round he has 4 pg ahead of him and the only one expected to go in the top 15 is marshall. I hope he gets drafted in the 2nd round but to that is unlikely.

  • Michigan4

    Dylan you might want to think about shutting the site down for a few hours.  The crazies are all here now.

  • Mpartington

    I really can’t fathom why he would leave without being an assured first round selection. His game needs so much more work. Furthermore, with the freshman class that comes in next year we are a legitimate final four contender. I just don’t get it.

  • Dave

    If true… incredibly incredibly stupid.  Morris was far better prepared for the NBA and he’s barely hanging on with the Lakers.

    If true… it’s really unfortunate for Burke who loses out on a chance to enjoy college life and college basketball (with elite talent) for at least one more year AND likely cripples his chances of having a decent NBA career.

    • Mpartington

      Darius is in the d-league right now and I agree — he was far more prepared for the NBA than Burke. He could create and shoot just as well, had better vision at the time of his departure than Burke does currently. Plus, he had NBA size.

    • Willkeathley

      If true, it makes zero sense to even consider declaring before finding out who and how many from Kentucky declare.  With 4 guys from UNC and possibly 5+ from kentucky, that pushes Trey back 9 spots in a 32 spot first round.  How he gets in the first round with all the underclassmen from UNC and KU in the draft is a miracle to me.  Bad decision, hopefully his parents have more say and can help their kid make the right decision

  • P-nickel

    The coaches better get on the ball!!! recruiting, looking at tape and find that a pg for next year even if you have to go the juco route. Beilein needs to syop putting his eggs in one basket. Saving a scholarship for next year won’t help. Iowa,  Minnesota will be better. We can not take a step backward!

  • P-nickel

    typos!

  • Guest

    Stauskas can play point guard and create. We will be fine and still have plenty of talent. Best of luck to Trey wherever he lands.

  • Joe

    Is it just me or does it seem like there are some real issues in that locker room? Never mind that there have now been a couple of players that have left before most objective (i.e. even non-Michigan fans) would have recommended, but with the comments all year from THJ about lack of chemistry with Trey, then a mass exodus of players, what is happening? Is it Beilein? Is it the players? Based on some of Smot’s comments, is it the fans?

    • Anthony

      Fans only bother players if they read the message boards which they shouldnt be doing or if they dont peform and are being attacked. You think kentucky or duke fans say good things when their team loses ?

  • gobluemd16

    Four players leaving the program, something has gotta be going on. Even though Burke’s Dad says he is still enrolled, it is just a matter of time before the official announcement comes out.

    • Anthony

      What i dont get is he can enter without an agent and can still drop out of the draft.

      • Guest

        I believe that yes, he can enter without an agent. Though technically, he has until the end of this month to declare, not take it back (with or without having signed with an agent), and then if he hasn’t taken back his declaration, that is when he would forfeit his remaining eligibility.

      • Jeff

        While true, can’t see the point of doing that, since he’d only have six days to withdraw. I think anyone who declares at this point is gone for good.

  • anton

    I’ve come to realize that a lot of Michigan fans think that the Amaker and Ellerbe era is all we’ve ever had here.  People need to raise their expectations.  Making the tourney every year should be a given.  We need to be playing into the second weekend going forward, no excuses.

  • Trey Will Be Missed

    Im sorry but this becoming a MAJOR issue for this basketball program.  If Burke really enjoyed playing for Michigan and the coaches, we wouldnt even be in this situation.  This one is soley on the JB and the assistant coaches.  Im very dissapointed more on the coaches than on Trey decision.  Something is obviously going on and Dave needs to step in. 

    • mbball

      yeah, we’ve been winning way too much? it’s a great idea to fire the coach when we win our first b1g title in more years than many of us have been alive, make the tournament 3/4 years, and have a top 10 recruiting class coming in. makes complete sense.

      • Anthony

        To be clear below i dont think belien should be fired because trey burke is leaving i just have hard time believing that he will get back next year without a pg. I think belien should be gone if that doesnt happen if he proves me wrong and gets in the tournament than i will eat crow.

        • serious

           No you won’t. You’ll just disappear.

        • Mattski

          Good luck with such critical thinking skills in the real world. Meanwhile you are likely to be miserable because John Beilein is going to be here for a while to come. Once anyone has anything more to offer as evidence for Beilein’s terrible relationship with players than the fact that they leave, we will–meanwhile–be glad to entertain it. The players facing these decisions also have a lot more questions to answer than whether you–the fan–demand that they stay. 

          Even with the losses the last two years, I doubt whether attrition here is any more than what is usual at most high-level programs. And. . . we still don’t know that Trey is gone. 

      • Trey Will Be Missed

        Did i say Fire JB?  Not at all… To be oblivious to what has happen over the past couple of seasons is asinine.  Im merely stating that something needs to change because its becoming an issue.

        • MGoTweeter

          what do you want to change?  Recruit more players with no potential to leave early?  The only asinine thing here is you

          • Trey Will Be Missed

            Did i personally attack you?  Please go back and watch some of the games over the past couple of season.  Right before a commercial break occurs watch how players are listening to JB and the response there giving off.   JB is a great coach when it comes down to X’s and O’s but how personable of a coach is he?  Did Trey really deserve to be benched for being late to practice because he ran into a scheduling issue? Being a coach as well all know is much more than drawing up a play or two.  Connecting with the players is just as important as coaching the players.   

             

          • Hail

            Unfortunately, Trey Will Be Missed, people on here don’t think you can love/be a fan of Michigan and have any criticism about the school at the same time.

          • MGoTweeter

            this will be the last time I ever respond to one of your comments, so enjoy it.  You did not personally attack me, but as I said, I was just commenting irrationally about you as a person, just as you were commenting irrationally about Trey as a person.  No difference.  I dont know you and you might be a great person.  You dont know Trey or the coaches or their relationships but you are choosing to judge them based off almost zero information.  No difference. 

            As far as watching the players interact with the coaches, you should also not judge my knowledge on such things.  I have been at every home game except three or four over the last five seasons.  I have also been to a michigan practice with Beilein as the coach.  I have also met and talked to coach beilein three times.  From that knowledge, I have seen a very personable person not just a coach.  A guy that cares more about his players and their development as people in this world than he does about winning basketball games.  Do all his players always get along with him, no ofcourse not.  But that is true of every single coach in the country.  Watch Izzo scream at a player going into a timeout and watch that player not even look at him in the eye and then sulk off.  Does that mean that Izzo cannot connect with players?  Marquis Teague gave Calipari a “screw you” look during a game against vanderbilt earlier this year.  Does that mean Calipari cannot connect with his players or is not personable. 

            You are jumping for conclusions to try and make sense of a situation that you know virtually nothing about.  It is a natural thing to do.  The facts are that as fans we may never know Trey’s reasons for going pro if that is his decision.  Nor are we entitled to know his reasons.  Nor does Trey owe us any such reasoning as fans.  He has represented Michigan very well over the course of this year and that is all that he owes any of us.  There is absolutely no reason for fans with no knowledge to make judgments of a kid or a coach, when in reality they all might be doing exactly what we would do in the same situation with the same set of facts in front of us. 

    • gobluemd16

      Yeah, you need to relax.  We wouldn’t have gotten the recruiting class we did without Morris, Manny, and Burke.

  • mbball

    Is it true Benji Burke might declare for the draft too?

    • Muskegon1130

      lol

  • ChocoJoe

    I’m not convinced. This article throws around the word “expected.”

    • Jeff

      He also said several NBA execs have said Burke is a first-rounder, which apparently they’ve only told that author, cause nobody else has heard this. I think the author is taking a stab because the signs are pointing in that direction.

      • SamGoBlue

         Unfortunately Goodman is not wrong. Ever.

  • Guest

    So does this make Beilein the new Coach Cal???

    SORRY, KIDDING, just trying to lighten the mood in here a bit.

    • longhorn_wolverine

      LOL…I did laugh.  We’re the Kentucky of NBA Second Rounders/Free Agents :-)

      • Danguilm

        We had the 1 year like Kentucky when Rice, Vaught, Mills and Robinson all went 1st round and Sean Higgins pulled a Trey Burke and was drafted as Mr. Irrelevant – and subsequently filled those shoes…

        • A2JD

          Rice went to the NBA the year before.

  • Danguilm

    maybe by this coming out, but it not being ‘official’, he gets a better idea of where he will slot as NBA teams take a more serious look, and can still wait to make it official on or near the 29th?  Otherwise, this whole thing is just sad in so many ways for a kid with unreal potential that just needs court time to unlock it.

    • Dave

      Yes, sad is probably the best word if he leaves this year.  Sad since he would basically throw away a great college experience AND a potentially good pro career.

      • MGoTweeter

        maybe he does not like college.  Maybe his family needs money.  Maybe he just really wants to face the best competition right now.  How does this change anything with his pro career, even if he does not get drafted?  If Burke is good enough and works hard enough, he will make it in the NBA regardless of when he tries to.  The only thing that changes with a player that is not in his control is the amount of money he makes on his first contract.  The rest in terms of his career is all up to him.

        • A2JD

          The investment a team has in a player does come into play.  Being a 2nd round pick or an undrafted FA does create a tougher road to get where he wants to go.  It’s still attainable but, if he goes, I think he’s made a terrible financial decision.

  • Mistersuits

    Times like this when I really gain an appreciation and a respect for players like Novak and Douglass.

    I hate the NBA so much.

    • Danguilm

      NBA hates 1 and done rule also – tried to change it last CBA and failed.

      • SamGoBlue

         That’s blatantly false, the NBA loves the rule that players have to go to college. If they had it their way players would have to stay two years, but they certainly like it more than guys coming straight from high school, where the talent of a player is much more uncertain.

        • Danguilm

          You mis-read my intent of the comment.  We are on the same page.  They want to make it more like the NFL, where you have to stay longer, but failed to get this in the last CBA.  ESPN had an interview on this with Stern today saying the same thing. 

          • longhorn_wolverine

            The reason the NBA doesn’t like the one-and-done rule, is because if players get to be well-known/developed in college, it makes them more marketable once they get to the bigger stage.  Hence, why they want them to be in the college system longer. It’s great for the NBA that there’s a minor league system which they don’t have to subsidize, where players become famous / get developed before they even take one step in the league.

            However, I completely understand the players’ perspective.  They want to start earning money ASAP, and I side with them.  In fact, I think players should just be able to go directly to the pros at any age where it’s legally permissible for them to get employment.  Overseas, players are put into development academies financed by the pros when they are still teenagers.

          • jemblue

            What basketball needs is a setup like baseball, where you can either go pro out of HS or have to wait three years if you go to college.  It eliminates a lot of uncertainty while also getting the guys who don’t want to be in college out of the way.  

    • MGoTweeter

      if Novak or Douglass were good enough, they very well could have been gone before their senior years as well.  College basketball is a minor league system for the NBA, some guys get called up sooner than others and some guys never get called up.

  • MGoTweeter

    if true, sad to see Burke go but I am in no way dissappointed with this decision.  I find it laughable that some people who call themselves fans, come on here to bash a guy’s decision to go after his dream without any real knowledge of the situation.  Michigan basketball will be just find without Burke as they were just fine without Morris.  Do the expectations for the team change a bit as of this moment (again, if true), absolutely.  But there is a lot of time between now and basketball season for the coaches to figure this thing out. 

  • section13row15

    We all thought we were screwed when Morris left and Trey stepped in as a freshman and played well. We all wanted NBA talent on our team a couple years ago and now we have it. I don’t think we’re going through anything different than any other solid major team is right now with transfers and early draft entries. Stauskas, Robinson, and Akunne will have to step up handling the ball if we want to compete next season.

    • Jalen Rose

      We were screwed by Darius leaving. If Morris was still here, Burke is a backup.  That means we have 40 minutes of great point guard play per game, aka we don’t get humiliated by osu in the tournament and we probably don’t lose in the FIRST FREAKING ROUND of the NCAA tournament.

      Also, it would mean that Trey BUrke ould be here in 2013.  So yes, Darius Morris did screw us over.

      • MGoTweeter

        screwed “us” over?  Were you on the team?  Were you the coach and he promised you that he would be back another year?  Neither Morris nor Burke owed you anything except to represent the university with class which is a lot more than your namesake can claim. 

        • Michigan4ever

          You need to relax man.  He is just a troll and not actually Jalen Rose.  Still no need to attack the Real Jalen Rose. 

          • MGoTweeter

            i have no respect for people that attack players for Michigan because those players are choosing to fulfill a dream and goal.  I also have mixed feelings for Jalen Rose.  Loved watching him play and love what he has done for local kids, but hate the way he has represented the University in other respects.

          • Jalen Rose

            I’m not a troll.  What I said was a fact.  Being realistic doesn’t make someone a troll.

        • Jalen Rose

          The commenter to whom I replied used the phrase “we”, so I responded in kind. 

          The point was, Michigan was negatively impacted by Darius MOrris leaving in ways people haven’t even dreamed of.  It wasn’t a normative statement: just a fact.  I didn’t say Morris owed Michigan anything.  I was merely pointing out ithat it wasn’t a case of “Oh, Darius left but Tre’s emergence made it a non-issue”.  It was an issue.

  • Hail

    If this report is indeed true, can we stop caring about Trey Burke. Because it’s obvious he doesn’t care about Michigan. He had a great chance to lead Michigan to a Final Four and National Title, but decides to leave and most likely be a 2nd rounder.

    Spare me the NBA dream crap. Sullinger CARED about OSU, watch Zeller and Watford CARE about Indiana. The Kentucky sophs who stayed CARED about Kentucky. The list goes on. They all wanted another shot at leading their schools to glory.

    Burke obviously doesn’t care about the Michigan, so if he goes now lets stop caring about him.

    • SamGoBlue

       I applaud you for not jumping to conclusions. Tremendous thing to say about a 19-year-old kid who I guarantee you have never met in your life. It’s people like you that really make me wonder if our screwed up fan base in any way affects what some of these players think.

    • MGoTweeter

      u can feel free to do whatever you want.  But just as you irrationally judge Trey Burke, I will irrationally judge you as a terrible fan that Michigan would be better off without.

  • Hail

    Did I not say if the report is true?

  • Hail

    Anybody read the post? Where in it did I bash Trey Burke the person? By all account he seems like a great kid, im not questioning that. What I said was he doesn’t care about the school, otherwise he would’ve stayed.

    • Danguilm

      Your point doesn’t hold much water b/c you would then be saying that Anthony Davis didn’t care about Kentucky.  So does a student athlete start caring by his sophomore year?  Does he fall in love his junior year, and then get married his senior year?

      • Hail

        How bout we clear the air here, Burke is a great player and seems like a great person. So lets rephrase from before then, he doesn’t love Michigan as much as those other guys loved their schools. And that’s not debatable.

        • A2JD

          There was also a lockout looming so I’m not ready to say that Terrance Jones, Sully, Barnes, Henson, etc. coming back for one more year was solely because of their love for their schools/team.

          • Hail

            Point still holds for past drafts. Look at the year before, Evan Turner, Wesley Johnson. The year before that had Griffin, Thabeet, Ty Lawson. All these guys came back another extra year to try and win it because THEY HAD A CHAMPIONSHIP CALIBER TEAM. I think that’s the point that gets lost in all this. Our team is good enough with Burke to win it all next year. That’s why I say he doesn’t care.

            Look, as a fan of course some of us will be upset. You see your team have a chance to win it all with him and he leaves with fringe 1st round status. I honestly wouldn’t, and don’t think anybody would be upset if he’d be a lock 1st rounder. It’s the fact that he chooses likely a 2nd round pick over top 10 championship competing team.

      • Mpartington

        Anthony Davis will also be the number one draft pick. Burke, on the other hand, is mid to late second round at best. He could possibly even go undrafted entirely.

  • Danguilm

    Let’s all just calm down and hope nothing official comes out from Trey until later in the month when he has more of a chance to weigh all information.  A good advisor would tell him to wait until later to make anything official when you are currently considered a marginal draft prospect.  This could all just be his way of getting more credible information out of NBA sources.

  • Mpartington

    Dylan: If Burke decides to leave, what do you think are the chances of a 5th-year transfer coming in for next year at point? 

  • Guest

    Why do the top schools get lottery picks to return to college but Beilein can’t get 2nd rounders to return?

    • Ruchir Pandya

      Because God hates me

    • Jeff

      That’s a legit question. I do believe some of those players are receiving extra benefits. However, if Burke leaves, this becomes an alarming trend for us. This would be the third straight year a M player left and didn’t go in the first round. You haven’t really seen this happening much with other Big Ten teams in recent years. Richmond from Illinois comes to mind, can’t recall anyone else though.

      • MGoTweeter

        well very few Big ten teams have had any players with pro potential.  Who was the last good pro that the conference produced?  Deron Williams? Conley maybe

        • Danguilm

          Deron

        • gpsimms

           yes, but that is including Michigan.  Who has now (seemingly) lost three players with little pro potential to the league.  John Leuer is a rotation guy/starter and he stayed for four years.  E’twaun Moore and Juwan Johnson had similar pre-draft standing as Manny/Darius, and both chose to stay four years. 

          Hell Evan Turner stayed in college more years than Trey Burke (seemingly) did, and more years than Darius, and as many as Manny.

          I think it is extremely reasonable to conclude that Beilein is doing something which rubs these kids the wrong way.  If he’s not doing that, then he needs to recruit some kids that don’t hate school.

          It makes me sad, because I always think Izzo is a dick and and Beilein is Mr. Nice Guy.  But if Jason Richardson sticks around longer than Trey Burke, and the same amount of time as Darius, then something is not right.  Is it that clear that Trey Burke has loads more NBA potential than Keith Appling?  How about Trevor Mbakwe?  He was set to come back last year before the injury, and then sticks it out for a full year waiting and is still coming back.  So many example of marginal 2nd round types not leaving it is ridiculous.

          • MGoTweeter

            not sure that Moore or Johnson had similar predraft standing to either Morris or Burke at the time they left (if Burke does leave).  They were similar to Morris when they were seniors.  And if they did have that type of standing their sophomore years, then they probably should have left if we are only judging these decisions based on the best time for the kids to optimize their earning potential.  Turner had absolutely no shot at the nba after his freshman year.  Richardson did not even start his freshman year and averaged 5 points a game. 

            Listen I am not saying there is not some connection issue with Beilein and certain players, I just find it ridiculous to jump to that conclusion on such flimsy evidence.  Especially when you listen to Burke talk all year long and praise the coaches, most of the time without even being asked about them.  All the evidence that I see with my own eyes points to Beilein being great at connecting with them.  I think some of you are reaching for something or someone to blame, when the reality is that Burke just may feel this is his best opportunity to make the jump to the pros.  The fact is that none of you on here can question whether that is true or not, particularly when you have no access to the same information that he does.

          • gpsimms

             Fair about richardson, but turner stayed 3 years, I agree he had no shot after his Freshman year.  And yes, if Moore and Johnson’s only life goals were to make as much money as basketball professionals as possible before retiring, then they made the wrong decision.  I question whether or not they beileve they made the wrong decision.

            Anyway, I am not saying Trey, or Manny, or Darius specifically left because of the coaches.  I am just saying this program has a lot of attrition (especially for a big ten program), and it’s getting frustrating.

            If having student-athletes graduate is not one of Coach Beilein’s goals, then I don’t want him as a coach.  If it is one of his goals, he is doing much less well at it than his peers in the conference.  End of story.

          • Jeff

            Well, you said most of what I was going to say. There are many big ten players who were as highly regarded as Harris/Morris/Burke who stayed longer than them(assuming again). In addition to the guys you named I’ll throw out Draymond Green, whose stock has improved and is listed on many mocks as a 1st rounder. I don’t know if this is bad luck for us, or if it’s a systematic problem, but three years in a row represents a pretty strong trend.

          • MGoTweeter

            it is definitely frustrating.  I too am not happy about it as a fan, but I am also not upset with anyone because this happened.  In fact I am happy for Trey if that is his decision. 

            I would not bring graduating into.  I think that is irrelevant.  Beilein’s goal should not be to have every player graduate.  It should be to have every player on track to graduate.  But if a better opportunity arises for a player, like the NBA, then Beilein should be encouraging those players to explore that. 

        • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

          Eric Gordon

          • MGoTweeter

            he’s ok too.  If he ever stayed healthy.  But it is pretty surprising how few really good pros have come from this conference over the last ten years or so. 

        • Ace_maker4

           Evan Turner seems to be doing well in Philly. Eric Gordon seems to be doing OK as well.

  • Ampgraham

    He’ll be back next year!!! Declaring now is too risky. He has good parental guidance. They’ll encourage him to make a rational decision (the best decision for his future). And if he thinks the best decision is the NBA, his parent’s will be more forceful and demand that he stay in school for another year to better develop his skills. Going to the league (NBA) is this kid’s dream and we (fans) can’t argue with that, but coming back to school doesn’t kill his dream, it only increases the possibilities of his draft status in my opinion. 

    Before he played his first game at the M, I knew he was a program changer (check any of my earlier post) because of his passion and determination to get better. That same passion and determination should lead him back for another year or two, and will insure he gets to the league. 

    And to those who commented about him leaving because his parent’s “may need the money” I’m sure they find that disrespectful and insulting!!!! This is not one of those cases….    

    • cs

      He’s gone.

  • Indiana_Matt

    I love Trey Burke and hope he stays. And if he goes that is entirely up to him.

    Now… why don’t more kids go straight to the D League for a year out of high school. This is a viable option. You don’t have to take classes and you make money. Not a lot of money ($20,000), but enough to get you by until the following NBA draft. And if more people did it and the D League had several McDonald’s All-Americans in it each year the attendance would probably rise and the salaries would, too.

    Those without college aspirations can still skip college. Why don’t they?

  • Bleeding Blue

    I agree “Trey Will Be Missed”,  John seems to have a difficult time connecting with his players.  I think its becoming a more concerning problem with players leaving for the D-league over coming back for another season. 

    • Sarah

      That is a stupid comment. Without any evidence. Maybe he shouldn’t recruit good players.

  • bird

    I wish we could’ve seen more of him, like I wished we could’ve seen more of Darius. Both fun players. Oh well.

    Good luck, Trey. I’ll remember that high bank at the end of the OSU Game Day game for a long time.  A big chunk of that banner will be yours. It would be wonderful if you come back and graduate someday so you can call yourself a Michigan Man. 

    I don’t know how, but I fully expect that Beilein and his staff are going to solve this PG issue. I’m not concerned in the least.  Facing the Tide in six months — now that’s something I’d like to lose some sleep over.  Come on, people!  Things are good and very much pointed in the right direction.

    • Jalen Rose

      I’ll remember him for choking against ohio and for ruining what should have been the return of Michigan basketball. 

      • MGoTweeter

        u have a strange memory, might want to go to a doctor

      • Guest

        And Jalen Rose, you’ll be remembered for [vacated].  Thanks a fucking lot.

        • Fab5 4Life

          And i wouldnt trade those memories of that team for anything… So yes thank you Jalen Rose..

      • Mattski

        That’s a well-developed sense of perspective! 

        • Jalen Rose

          Forgive me for not being too thrilled abuot a season that ended in a horrific loss and an upcoming season which looks to be atbest a first round exit in the nCAA tournament.

  • Jeff

    Man, this Trey Burke (non) decision has Michigan fans jumping down each other’s throats. While I don’t think Burke should be bashed, I realize that with the (non) news being fresh, some people will feel the need to vent.

    • MGoTweeter

      I wouldnt consider half of these commenters michigan fans.  Most of them never posted a comment before today

      • Jeff

        Some are trolls, some just don’t post that often unless something big happens. Although this hasn’t actually happened yet :-).

  • JimmyZ5

    Geez – like I posted on the other thread.  Not going to criticize Burke if he leaves.  Manny and Morris made their decisions and they appear to be working out for each of them.  Him chasing a dream doesn’t mean that he doesn’t like Michigan.  I’ll support Burke either way, but I certainly hope I can support him playing with our best team since 93. 

  • Mattski

    Snyder reporting this as a done deal from its own sources, independent of cbs folks, at the Free Press. I’m chewing my hat: 

    http://www.freep.com/article/20120404/SPORTS06/120404043/Michigan-Wolverines-Trey-Burke-NBA-draft 

    People angry at him are in serious need of lives, but it’s not good news for Michigan. 

    • DingoBlue

      Saw that article, another case where “expected” is used instead of anything that seems official.  I’m not holding out hope, but I will wait to hear it from Trey or Michigan before complete despair.

      That said, whatever his decision I wish him the best.

  • ChocoJoe

    Stu Douglass just tweeted that Trey still doesn’t know.

    • ChocoJoe

      Evan Smotrycz’s tweet is… interesting but could be taken either way.

  • Alex

    Wow it’s like a civil war on this thread and mgoblog. People have a right to be upset. We shouldn’t bash Trey’s character but if this is the decision people have a right to disagree with said decision.

    Trey has represented the program well and this is completely his decision. This does not mean I should support it (not like it matters in the least).

    Beilein is still a great coach and has already done a lot for our school. He still will do a great many things.

    • MGoTweeter

      “people have a right to disagree with said decision.”  see I just completely disagree with that point.  I do not think anyone has a right to disagree with this decision.  This is not like the president of the US making a decision to go to war or not (an example I saw on another board), this is one guy, making a decision for himself and his family alone.  Those are the only people that this decision matters for. 

      • jemblue

        Well, I think the decision kind of matters for the Michigan basketball program, too.

      • Jeff

        I disagree with your position. While I think it’s important to be respectful of college kids, I think it’s ok to respectfully disagree with his position. Burke is basically getting paid to attend Michigan (a diploma from M is very valuable, whether he values it or not) and, we as fans, are indirectly paying his salary. Playing at Michigan is also preparing him for a pro career. He’s getting a lot from the University, so I don’t think we just have to blindly agree with everything he does. If he leaves I will wish him well, but that doesn’t mean I can’t say I think it was the wrong decision.

  • Dr_ZC

    I can understand all the hoopla on whether Burke will go pro or not. What is surprising to me, is the lack of any comments at all from coach B. I believe the last 2-3 years he had something to say about Harris and Morris, before they announced for the NBA. Is this a bad sign?  The Ann Arbor news and Detroit Free Press have posted articles that Trey is going to declare for the NBA. If this is the case, all the best to you Trey. From what you can see, UM Fans love you and appreciate your contributions to Michigan Basketball.

    • DingoBlue

      Here here!  Freshman assist record setter is not an easy thing to top.

  • Mattski

    Bilas on leaving school: 
    “You recruit good players, they’re going to leave,” Bilas said. “No top player has been able to escape this. A lot of people like to get self-righteous about, ‘How can you leave? Where’s the loyalty?’ But if people came to us with multi-million dollar contracts, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to take it.”

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120404/SPORTS0201/204040452#ixzz1r7e4RXbH

    • Jeff

      I think most people understand that and not too many complain about someone leaving early if they go in the first round. I think what bothers some people are the ones who leave early and go in the 2nd round or undrafted, which many consider a loss for both the team and the player. What it comes down to is that some fringe players enjoy the college game and stick around, while others don’t seem to enjoy it as much and would rather battle it out for a roster spot or play in the D-league or Europe. Unfortunately, the last couple of years, most of the former have played for other teams in the big ten, while most of the latter have played for Michigan.

  • Kevin in GR

    Nick Stauskas tweet (kinda funny in a way) :)
    Nick Stauskas

    @NStauskas11

    Close

    Lol… I was about to leave the gym, but after hearing this news… Guess its gonna be another hour of ball handling.

    • MGoTweeter

      love it.  Don’t underestimate the chance that Stauskas gets some run at the point next year.  He has the handle, just a question of whether or not they can defend with him at the one.  But it could make a lethal 1-3-1 lineup with all that length (Stauskas, Robinson, TH JR, McGary, Morgan).

  • A2JD

    While I think he would be making a fairly big financial (and basketball developmental ) mistake, I wish him well if he goes.

  • ScottGoBlue

    Trey, Good luck and God bless, whatever you decide.

    Debate away while we wait for a decision, then support him (which I think most will do).  I also happen to think that Trey going into this year’s draft is too early.  If he stayed, he’s likely to lead a super-talented, B1G-title-contending, deep-NCAA-running team.  That would boost his stock.  

    Also, it’s been often said that this year’s NBA draft class is very deep, so it seems to me that not entering this draft would likely raise his stock next year as well, just by virtue of talent available for a set number of draft picks.

    Also, I read a lot of people saying that being a pro player would mean getting better development as a player.  On the contrary, I think there’s little guarantee that being the last guy on an NBA roster or in the D-League would mean he would get better development than playing at Michigan next year.  Beilein and assistants are excellent player-development coaches and have every reason to focus on Burke’s development.  Both pro scenarios are “every man for himself”.  More likely that Burke is the only one invested in his development if he goes pro.

    Trey Burke, I’m rooting for whatever is best for you.  Whatever you decide, “best of luck” to you.  Thanks for what you’ve given to the program.

  • deSal

    this would suck, greatly.  however, i completely disagree with people saying you can’t comment on his decision, it’s his and his family’s decision alone.  with that logic you can’t comment on this site, unless you go to or work for the university of michigan.  again, let me re-state that if….excuse me, when trey leaves it’s going to suck hard and i’m not going to be happy about it.  even if if he’s a 15th man catching splinters in his ass for a few years, he doesn’t have to go to school at all and is going to be making six figures, possibly 7 if he slides up into the first round.  as a fan of umhoops i’m bummed and irritated on a borderline irrational level, slide me into that position though and i’m outty 5k.  so good luck (lunch) trey

  • Hail

    To Tweeter: (From MgoBlog site)

    “@ASinelli17 well now we [know why] Trey hasn’t shown up to move sci for the last month haha
    If that bit’s true it could be hard to undo what is (almost) done, and then Burke’s parting gift would be be an APR hit for leaving ineligible. That’s a low blow there.”

    His dorm room is also packed in trash bags.

    So for you and all the others ragging on me for talking about how he doesn’t care about Michigan and doesn’t love this school, where you at bro?

  • Guest

     Anthony is a joke after making a dumb comment.

  • FGCU Maize Rage

    Seems a little harsh…

  • mbball

    …and you are a clueless, bandwagon fan. 

  • Mac

    12 wins? You obviously don’t know what you’re talking about.  HAHA Belien should be fired? The best coach Michigans had since Fisher by a WIDE margin.  If you leave Trey, good luck, not all UM fans are that ignorant.

  • Guest

     Anthony is a troll.

  • Anthony

    How will they good name me a team in the top half of the big ten without a pg ? Name one michigan does not have a capable pg on this roster for two years now. I am realistic they are not an ncaa tournament team next year. Della Valle is not a pure pg which in the belien era the two horrible teams did not have pgs capable of playing at the big ten level.

  • Anthony

    K whos the pg that will replace what burke could do and make up the production that burke had you really think michigan will get lucky again with another freshman at the pg spot. My main issue with belien has been not having two pgs on the roster because this is what happens.

  • Danguilm

    He had Brundridge as another PG option. 

  • Anthony

    Brundridge left and i dont think he was capable of playing the one in the big ten he needed tim to develop. Belien has lost 3 transfers and now a player to the nba draft the past two seasons it just makes me wonder why marginal players are tying to go to the nba right away.

  • serious

     Because CJ Lee and David Merritt were all-world players, right?

  • MGoTweeter

    um msu just one a share of the big ten without a pg…

  • Anthony

    Great leaders than knew how to run the offense and knew their role on the team also solid on both ends of the floor. We are now talking about a freshman coming in playing out of position and running the team or akunne who is not as good as either of those guys.

  • Jengoblue

    Troll alert. 

  • Jeff

    ya think?

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