Beilein announces suspension for Trey Burke, updates starters and injuries


Michigan Michigan St BasketballJohn Beilein addressed the media this afternoon and provided a number of roster updates including a suspension.

First and foremost, Michigan’s point guard and preseason AP All-American Trey Burke will be suspended for Thursday’s exhibition game against Northern Michigan due to a violation of team rules. Beilein announced that Burke would serve a one game suspension and was hopeful that he’d learn from his mistake. Beilein addressed the suspension in a written statement:

“We have high standards and values for our student-athletes and we expect everyone to meet those expectations. Trey will sit out the first game as a result of some ‘out of character’ decisions he now regrets.”

Beilein announced that Spike Albrecht would start at point guard in Burke’s absence. He added that Tim Hardaway Jr., Glenn Robinson III and Jordan Morgan would be in the starting lineup but that the fifth starter is to be determined.

Jon Horford, who injured his knee in a recent practice, will not play. Mitch McGary (leg atrophy) will play on Thursday night, but might not start.

  • gobluemd16

    Late to a practice or workout again? Out past curfew? Likely something along those lines for it to be a single game, hope he learns from it.

    • JimmyZ5

      Not just a single game, but an exhibition. If it were drug test or something I think he’d miss a regular season game or two. Hate to speculate but my guess is missed class, study hall, or late to a couple workouts. In any case it shouldn’t be a recurring problem or affect Trey or our team long term.

  • ChocoJoe

    I’m sure Trey has learned. I’m excited to see what Spike has to offer.

  • CZ Guy

    Hate seeing Jon Horford starting the season with an injury…

  • Wayman Britt

    Boy I hope Horford gets and then stays healthy. Keep hearing great things about him but then he gets injuried.