2013 NCAA Tournament: No. 4 Michigan Wolverines Filled With NBA Talent

By Trevor Lowry
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 4 Michigan Wolverines and No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks will meet in the Sweet 16 tonight and although that could be one of the best games in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, let’s focus on all of the NBA talent on Michigan.

There are currently five players on the Wolverines that have a chance to make the NBA. It is no wonder why this has been one of the most exciting teams to watch all season. This may come at no surprise to you, but those five players are Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary and Nik Stauskas.

Heck, Burke and Robinson have a chance to be NBA lottery picks in the upcoming draft.

Kansas obviously has some great players on its team as well, including freshman Ben McLemore who has an outside shot of being the No. 1 overall pick.

Whether the case, Burke is definitely the best player on Michigan. He is averaging 19.2 points per game on the year, 6.7 assists per game and he still has a chance to be the Player of the Year. He already won Big Ten Player of the Year, which was arguably the toughest conference in all of college basketball this season.

In the Wolverines two NCAA Tournament games, Robinson and McGary have been leading this team in the scoring department, which could very well lead to both player’s draft stocks going up, if they do decide to declare for the pros.

Michigan clearly has a lot of talent on its team and that same talent will be in the NBA next year or in the years to come. Kansas is the lucky team that gets to play all of this talent in the Sweet 16 tonight.


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