"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."
Not to add to the argument about whether star rankings matter or not, but this story has some good stats and analysis.
Summarizing the article is here.... http://www.pennstateclips.com/2009/07/what-is-significance-of-football.html