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Yawn—another day, another award for Trey Burke. But seriously, kudos again!
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced that Trey Burke from the University of Michigan is the winner of the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award. This annual honor is given to college basketball’s top point guard and is named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtics guard Bob Cousy. An original list, consisting of 60-plus candidates from around the country, was trimmed by a Hall of Fame appointed, nationally based committee to 20, down to 10 and a final five before voting on the winner of one of college basketball’s most prestigious awards.“The Hall of Fame is proud to present Trey Burke with one of college basketball’s most prestigious awards,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “Trey is a natural born leader, and an exciting player to watch. He has proven himself to be a winner, and demonstrates so many of the same characteristics that made Mr. Cousy great.”“It is truly an honor to recognize Trey for his extraordinary efforts this season,“ said Ken Kaufman, Chairman of the Bob Cousy Award and former NABC President. “All year long he has shown tremendous poise, especially down the stretch of the NCAA Tournament. He has certainly shown the same type of leadership and determination that Bob Cousy displayed throughout his career.”Burke, a sophomore, from Columbus, Ohio was named Big Ten Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year in 2013 and was a unanimous 2012-13 Big Ten first team selection. He finished the 18-game 2012-13 Big Ten Conference Men’s Basketball season schedule as the conference leader in both scoring average and assist average and finished second in steals per game. Burke became the seventh Wolverine sophomore to reach 1000 career points. He was also named Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year and Sports Illustrated All-American Team; he started all 35 games and helped Michigan go undefeated (13-0) in non-conference play for the first time since 1985-86. He is the only player in [the] Big Ten [this season]
historyto score at least 15 points in every conference game. in a season.As a freshman, he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year.“It’s an honor to have Trey Burke selected as the recipient of the Bob Cousy Award,” said Michigan head coach John Beilein “Trey has been the floor leader of our program, a terrific teammate and critical to our success. He epitomizes the selection criteria for this award and will represent the Cousy family with great pride and honor. Trey is a fantastic representative of our institution and will be a great ambassador for this award.”
I have been thinking about this, if Burke leaves after this year.. Does he still get his jersey retired? I mean Wooden Award winner the only player at Michian to do so. Big Ten player of the year. 1st team All-American. I know people will say you need to stay atleast 3 years. I think he's earned it after this season no matter what happens in Hotlanta.Whats everyone else think?
After seeing some of the other Final Four wallpapers posted over the last few days, I figured I'd throw my hat in the ring, because you can never have too many cool wallpapers. No, there's no throwback 70s-style afros this time around, but a simple Atlanta-themed one will do.
Here's the link to download the "throwback" wallpaper from earlier in the year and the new Final Four one. You can also click on the images below for each iteration...
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The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced its All-American teams today, and Trey Burke was yet again placed on the first team. This follows his first-team selections by Sporting News and USBWA and means that he's a virtual lock to be a consensus first-team All-American for 2012-13. The NCAA uses those three teams plus the one selected by the AP (not yet announced) in determining the year's official consensus All-Americans. (Given the formula used, it seems the only way Burke could be denied consensus status is if he were somehow left off all of the AP teams.)
From the NCAA Award Winners publication, here are Michigan's previous consensus first-team All-Americans:
MICHIGAN1924—Harry Kipke1926—Richard Doyle1927—Bennie Oosterbaan1928—Bennie Oosterbaan1965—Cazzie Russell1966—Cazzie Russell1977—Rickey Green1988—Gary Grant1993—Chris Webber
Trey will be on the Dan Patrick Show tomorrow morning, I assume via telephone (duh). I heard earlier today, at the tail end of the show, Fritzy announce that they'll be having Trey on and got a bit excited. I have no timeframe exactly but the show airs 9:00AM-12:00PM ET up there in Ann Arbor on NBCSports Station and a presumed radio station, though I'm not from MI and have no detailed info. on a radio station outlet, sorry. The link I give currently has Trey on the front page, again, announcing he'll be joining the show tomorrow morning.
DP to me is the best radio/tv personality out there (ahead of SVP and Russilo on ESPN radio). He tends to lean away from the lame/typical questions, say, a sideline reporter at halftime with a coach, would inquire. They'll be some of that of course but I'll be curious to hear what all Trey has to say (minus the Q's about him playing in the NBA, probably sooner than any of us like).