"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
MgoBloggers, I need your help. I am about to pull the trigger on tickets for the Final. I need to know which sections of risers behind the baskets are the "Michigan side". Sections 123-128 or 103 to 108? Also, if you can identify any other lower level sections that will be primarily Michigan fans, please let me know. Thanks.
POY award #5 and it's a big one—Naismith Award for Trey Burke! Congrats!
EDIT: Make that six: Burke has also won the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division 1 Player of the Year award.
Michigan's press release on these awards points that Burke is the first Wolverine in program history to win either honor.
I believe the only major POY award yet to be awarded is the Adolph Rupp Trophy.
To recap, Burke has won the Oscar Robertson, Wooden, and Naismith awards, plus the AP, NABC, and SI player of the year awards.
Lost amid all the block/charge rabble rabble at the end of the game last night was possibly the greatest mascot reaction EVER. Apologies for the tiny-ness of the video, but watch Otto the Orange's reaction (far left side of the screen) right after the official makes the call.
If the embed doesn't work, here's a link:
I have watched this approximately 4,000 times in the past 18 hours. It's still hilarious.
EDIT: Adding a second angle, this one from the far baseline (watch the far right side of the screen, just to the side of Beilein).
So, my interest was piqued, so I figured I'd share. During the halftime show for the Lakers-Clippers game, Magic congratulated Jalen on his alma mater's success. Some banter broke out, with the following dialog:
Question: Is there even a slight chance we'll see the Fab in the stands tomorrow?
Jalen: There is a slight chance. I'm working the phones right now.