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2013 NBA Draft
Trey Burke appeared on Grantland with Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons to do a full NBA job interview:
SI on Trey's NBA prospects:
Burke: Solidly in the Top 5 and nothing in this workout shows otherwise. That balancing-dribbling drill looks quite difficult and speaks to his drive to get better durability for the long NBA seasons. How effectively he handles NBA length will determine how big a star he will be but his work ethic ensures he will reach his full potential. THJ: Biggest knock is his handle and I'm not sure what these drills reveal about that. Against VCU's press he handled the ball frequently and quite well. But other times this was an issue and I think this was just part of the inconsistency shown throughout his career. Being a hard worker I think we'll see him only get better and more consistent, really making a name for himself in the NBA. His shooting will be a big plus and it speaks to his conditioning that he was able to put up so many shots in a row while maintaining his form and range.
BONUS Trey Burke Fluff:
|Name||Height w/o shoes||Height with shoes||Weight||Wingspan||Standing reach||Body fat||Hand length||Hand width|
|Chris Paul||5' 11.75''||6' 1''||178||6' 4.25''||7' 9''|
|Mike Conley Jr.||5' 11.75''||6' 0.75''||175||6' 5.75''||7' 10.5''||4.2|
|Trey Burke||5' 11.75''||6' 1.25''||187||6' 5.5''||8' 1.5''||6.9||8.25||8.75|
IMHO this closes the book on any negative discussion of Trey Burke's size. He is on track to be a high lottery pick. GO BLUE!
Courtesy of UMHoops:
According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, Hardaway has been extremely impressive at pre-draft workouts, not only competing against fellow guard prospects such as Isaiah Canaan, but besting them. Ford called Hardaway “the best player on the floor for all two hours” of a workout that he watched on Tuesday.
Hardaway has all the physical tools to be a dominant NBA player. Hopefully he can put it all together in the NBA.
ESPN's Fran Fraschilla has Trey Burke as the top PG in this year's NBA draft. (Duh)
He has him ahead of CJ McCollum of Lehigh. One might says he has Burke Lehigher on his list. (Cringe)
Fraschilla compares him to last year's ROY, Damian Lillard in that he might be able to start at PG right away for a lottery team.
Because Burke will be selected by a team in the lottery that will have a specific need for the position, he has a chance to have the same impact that the Blazers' Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard had this past season. He'll likely start immediately, but I am not sure even he and his great will to win can affect a team's improvement right away.