Trey Burke may not be a very popular man in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, but in Ann Arbor, Mich., he is the big man on campus. Being born in Columbus, it’s usually every young basketball player’s dream to play ball for Ohio State, but Burke broke the mold.
It’s not often you see a player from a college town go to that town’s rival college, but Burke did just that.
The sophomore point guard just took down his now-bitter rival, Ohio State, in Ann Arbor last week. The Michigan Wolverines and Buckeyes took their game into overtime, but stayed on top to win the rematch. A big reason for the overtime win: Trey Burke.
He is arguably the best point guard in college basketball, and is putting up Magic Johnson-like numbers this season. It’s been a while since a point guard in the Big Ten put up numbers like he is putting up this year. Burke averages 18.2 points, 7.1 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game this season, while leading his Wolverines to a 21-3 start to the season, their best start in over a decade.
He is the best point guard on the No. 4 team in the country that plays in the best conference in the country. He is a great player, and his minutes have a big effect on his play.
With the Wolverines not really possessing a solid back-up point guard, Burke has been expected to play extra minutes in the pact few games against some of the conference’s top teams. In each of the last three games, Burke has played more than 38 points per game, while the Wolverines are 1-2.
They can’t keep wearing out their best player if they expect to have a chance to win the Big Ten title this season.
As for the argument of best point guard in the country, no player means more to his team than Trey Burke does to Michigan.