From the Rant Sports Redundancy Office: Trey Burke isn’t long for the world of college basketball.
This isn’t breaking news that Burke is expected to declare early entry into the NBA Draft after the season – it’s just a reminder. The sophomore bucket-maker has become the front-runner to win the Big 10 POY, and has even made a strong case to win one of the many National Player of the Year awards.
It is pretty funny when you think about it. The Michigan Wolverines have a roster full players that came from NBA players’ loins. Both Tim Hardaway Jr and Glen Robinson III are much more familiar names because of daddy, yet it is Burke who is the main-man for the Wolverines. However, it isn’t like Burke just exploded on the scene out of nowhere. His freshman campaign was nearly as successful, albeit nearly not as awesome.
Burke scores just a shade under 20 points per game, but that isn’t the story of the 6-foot guard. Not only has Burke become more efficient in his bucket-making duties, but now he does it in more key spots – like entire games.
The NCAA Tournament is only a short time away. It has been said that “to advance to dance in March” that you need strong guard play. Michigan might have the best tandem of guards in the entire nation, so they look ready for a deep run.
Fans of the Wolverines need to enjoy this run as much as humanly possible. While Hardaway will likely be back for a senior year and Robinson should be heavily improved, the team won’t be the same without Burke.
Well, I am sure they can just recruit another kid with a famous last name.
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow Joe on Twitter @JosephNardone