Trey Burke adds Naismith Player of the Year award to collection

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan 61, Syracuse 56-2
Dustin Johnston

Trey Burke was awarded yet another Player of Year honor as the Naismith Player of the Year was announced at the NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show on Sunday evening.

The Naismith award is the fourth major Player of the Year honor that Burke received this weekend in Atlanta. Burke also received Associated Press, John Wooden and USBWA Oscar Roberston Player of the Year awards.

Burke was also the AP and USBWA Oscar Robertson Player of the Year awards in Atlanta this weekend.

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 National Championship appearance since 1993.

The Michigan point guard was also named player of the year in the Big Ten and given Bob Cousy award for the nation’s best point guard. He’s a consensus All-American, Michigan’s fifth in school history, with first team honors from the John R. Wooden All-America Team, the Associated Press, the NABC, the USBWA, the Lute Olson All-America team, the Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and

  • mstein23

    A well deserved clean sweep of the major POY awards. Congrats to Trey! Here’s to one more amazing performance and a Michigan “One Shining Moment” tomorrow night!

  • jjdog720

    What a special player Burke is! Congrats Trey, one more trophy left.. Go Blue!!!

  • Congrats Trey!

    Here’s Otto the Orange’s reaction (HT MGoBlog):

  • ForeverBlue

    It’s been an unbelievable pleasure to watch Trey as a Wolverine. I look forward to him lighting up the stat sheet tomorrow in what will be his best game of the tournament.

  • Karen

    Well done, Trey!

  • Scott Johnson

    I hope UofM can raise banners for both the National Championship and Burke’s #3 next season. GO BLUE!!

  • David DeMember

    What a revelation for UM basketball! Best Wolverine baller since Glen Rice. I do agree with Barkley though, McGary’s been the MOP so far in this tournament, but I suspect Trey has one more shining moment for us tomorrow night that will close his legacy.