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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).
Title says it all. Congrats to Trey!
Burke becomes Michigan's first national player of the year since Cazzie Russell was named NCAA Player of the Year in 1966.
The sophomore was also named to SI's five-man All-America team, joining Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, Creighton's Doug McDermott, Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk and Indiana's Cody Zeller.
Congrats to Trey Burke on being named to the first team of the US Basketball Writers Association All-America team. He's the first Wolverine on the USBWA first team since Chris Webber in 1993. Jalen Rose, who was placed on the second team in 1994, is the last Michigan player to earn USBWA All-American honors. Burke is the 15th all-time to be named to either the first or second team. See also the mgoblue.com press release.
After already being named to the Sporting News first team, Burke's in great shape to become Michigan's sixth consensus All-American. The NCAA uses the SN, USBWA, NABC, and AP teams to determine the consensus first- and second-teamers.
Michigan's previous consensus All-Americans, first team:
Cazzie Russell 1965
Cazzie Russell 1966
Rickey Green 1977
Gary Grant 1988
Chris Webber 1993