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2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Trey Burke, Point Guard, Michigan

Name: Trey Burke

Age: 20

Height: 6-foot

Position: Point Guard

School/Country: Michigan

Latest Stats: 18.6 ppg, 6.7 apg, 3.2 rpg, 1.6 spg

 

After flirting with the decision to forgo his collegiate eligibility a year ago, Michigan point guard Trey Burke made the decision to return to school for his sophomore season. That second year in Ann Arbor turned into an All-American campaign, a run to the National Championship game, a sweep of college basketball’s National Player of the Year awards and an undeniable rise in his stock for the 2013 NBA Draft.

Burke made the right decision a season ago and now he’s made the right decision once again to forgo his remaining two seasons of collegiate eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. Burke is the top rated point guard in this year’s draft class and barring unfavorable team needs, he should be a top five selection here in 2013. Burke has the ability to score and score in bunches, but it’s his overall ability to run the show and control a team’s tempo which makes him a wanted man by numerous NBA franchises.

 

Strengths: Burke has a number of strengths that he uses to his ability to play the point guard position. Burke has great determination, as he proved through the NCAA Tournament, but his ability to score the basketball and pace an offense is what could make him a legitimate All Star at the professional level.

 

Weaknesses: The biggest weakness for Burke at the next level is his size. At 6-feet tall, he’s a bit undersized and could struggle against bigger, more physical point guards. This could cause him to be a liability on the defensive end. However, there are number of undersized point guards at the NBA level, so this is certainly not a devastating weakness by any means. It is however, something that could impact his overall potential.

 

Draft Projection: Top Five

 

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