Trey Burke named AP Player of the Year


902153_10152752663950287_1680019826_o[1]ATLANTA — Trey Burke was announced as the Associated Press Player of the Year this afternoon.

Burke averaged 18.8 points, 6.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.6 steals and just 2.2 turnovers per game during his sophomore season while leading Michigan to its first Final Four appearance since 1993.

Cazzie Russell is the only other Michigan player to win the AP Player of the Year award; Russell received the honor after the 1965-66 season.

The announcement of Burke’s award comes the same day that reports swirled about Burke, and his junior teammate Tim Hardaway Jr., likely entering the NBA draft after Michigan’s season.

Burke also won the Bob Cousy award for the nation’s best point guard earlier on Thursday.

Today’s Player of the Year event was just one of many potential awards during a busy weekend in Atlanta for the Michigan point guard. On Friday morning the USBWA Oscar Robertson Player of the Year will be announced and Michigan will meet with the media and participate in its required open practice later that afternoon. All of that comes before Saturday night’s Final Four clash with Syracuse.

  • eddieben

    Congrats Trey. Hope to see your number hanging from the rafters at the Crisler some day.

    • Northern Blue

      I second that…. he deserves it. Final Four and Big ten Championship. Great career when the big ten was at its toughest.

    • Northern Blue

      I second that. Final four, big ten championship, and player of the year, only thing left for him to do is win it all. It is a different time and it is rare to see a player that is truly great stay all four years, as I know that is some people’s criteria for having jersey in the rafters. Zack and Stu set the table, along with Timmy, but Trey was the one that truly brought back Michigan basketball to being where it needs to be. Congrats Trey and thanks for some pretty good memories.

  • mikey_mac

    Huzzah! Congrats to Trey.

  • MGoTweeter

    Congrats trey! Well deserved. It has truly been a joy watching Burke play for two years.

  • sshow

    It’s great to have you as a Wolverine, Trey! Thank you for all your hard work!

  • Fab 5 Legends

    Trey Burke = amazing…congrats to him, his family and U of Michigan