Can't blame him at all. It was in while it lasted. Good luck to Trey in the association
Burke to go pro per Woj
Yeah, his stock was sky high after this tournament. He was likely gone.
It's unfortunate, but Michigan will carry on without him. They have good replacements.
whatever he says at TOMORROW'S press conference.
Until then, (selfishly) holding tightly on to that tiniest sliver of hope that he'll be back.
Thank you for an unbelievable two years Trey. Wish you nothing but the best in the league.
The National Basketball League?
Were you not aware that by "go pro" Trey means he is going to the NFL?
Word on the street is that he's seen the Lions' secondary and sees an opportunity to compete for immediate playing time
They play on ESPN 8, The Ocho
Absolutely support his decision and thank him for all he has done for the program.
His stock will never be higher. It's time to spread your wings, young Daniel son.
I hope our tiny eaglet grows into a fierce raptor. The bird kind, not the Toronto kind. They are bad.
In other breaking news water is wet. This was not a surprise. Good luck Trey!
I am a bit confused as to why people think he's going to stay. Am I missing something here??
Taylor Llewan's blatant willingness to ignore self-interest gives me hope.
The only reason I am correcting you is because you made the same mistake twice. It's Lewan, not Llewan.
I mean he could also be the #1 tackle next year if he goes as opposed to being a pick around 15 this year barring any set back. He wouldn't go before Jockle, Fisher or maybe even Warmack. It's not like he's the guaranteed #1 pick this and is coming back. He's getting the potential to rise and collect a bigger pay day too.
Is it possible Lewan just likes being in college? I don't know why that's impossible for some to believe. There are many, many ex-Michigan players who say they'd give anything to put on the winged helmet and run out the tunnel one more time.
But it gets annoying when people endlessly insinuate Lewan as an example of somebody who stayed purely for love of Michigan, while ignoring the fact that his choice to stay may very well improve his draft status. Burke's status had hit it's ceiling, equating their situations is not valid.
Lewan was being projected equally high as Burke is, so I don't think that's why he came back, especially considering how much more risk there is for injury in football compared to basketball.
Was not projected to be the first tackle taken. And the NFL draft does not really care about your age, whereas the nba draft stigmatizes older players. The situations are similar sure, but definitely not at all the same.
Much less risk for career ending/altering injury as an OL than a PG in Basketball. It'd be different if Lewan was pretty much any other position than an OL.
The NBA draft is also much more futile. Just 2 rounds and only 1st rounders get guaranteed contracts. Gotta strike while the iron is hot.
This is a great thing for UM basketball...Beilein on recruiting trail has so much ammo now: "We develop guys into Top 10 draft picks, play in Final 4s/Natl Championships, have a new $100M basketball facility/arena, etc"
We're back and we're not going anywhere
Strongly disagree there. Any football position is a hell of a lot more dangerous than any basketball position. Linemen get involved in crazy scrums where guys are falling on their legs all the time. Not to mention all the routine contact - getting hit in the eyes, helmet (subconcussive blows), etc.
Basketball isn't on the same radar as football when it comes to injuries. Kevin Ware's injury happens to football players every year (it's largely the same injury Toussaint suffered, and he didn't make national news). In football, you basically have to assume some of your players will suffer season-ending injuries each year - it's part of the sport. In basketball, you can legitimately expect your whole roster to stay healthy (save the occasional nagging stuff like a minor ankle sprain). Only in the NBA, after guys get a lot of mileage on their bodies, do the injuries really accummulate.
Also, basketball players have far more professional options than football players do. If you're a football player, your options are basically the NFL or CFL. If you're a basketball player, if the NBA doesn't work out you've got a ton of overseas leagues to play in. I think the real difference is more cultural - football players just accept the idea of staying in school more than basketball players do.
This is what we wanted. We want the best for our guy and this would be the best decision. Hearing all these names of lesser players opting out early it would be a travesty for him to not go to the next level where we all know he is going to succeed and represent our university well.
Winning an NBA championship with Detroit?
He could only hurt his stock by returning.,,
May be the best PG in school history and a top 10 draft pick. It's your world T. Burke, we're just living in it!
GOOD LUCK AND THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!!
...I expect THJ to go as well although lately I've started to reverse course a little bit. THJ isn't going to get better, he'll go down in the draft, but he has a chance to do something like Lewan and that's be a senior captian and change this program forever. He also just seems to LOVE where he is, I could totally see him staying. That said, we'll see.
I think GRIII and McGary are 100% coming back.
and thrilled that the BBall program is relevant and drawing top talent, but find myself rather uncomfortable with that characterization.
Every other year Roy Williams and Coach Cal are sitting while their entire starting lineup is drafted and you just put them in comparison to Darius Morris.
We're far from an NBA factory.
It's good to have NBA level talent is likely what you meant.
I'd like to know who these sources are. I assume he will be leaving too, but he hasn't said a peep to the media about it. Anyone he has told is probably close friends and family. Either one of them ratted him out or the "source" is just an educated guess.
I think we all understand that it's almost a given that he's going pro, so anything at this point other than "Burke to go pro per Burke" isn't really saying anything.
I'd imagine his sources are his own intuition.
Thanks for 2 great years
Would have been awesome to see him come back, but there was no reason to. The reasons to leave vastly outnumber the ones to stay, and there was just no way for him to beat out Spike for the starting job.
Don't put much stock into this report. The guy reporting it knows there's a very slim chance Trey returns, so he just reports the probable outcome so if Trey does leave, it looks like he was the first to report it. The reporter does not have any new "insider" information, it's all speculation.
It's not like Adrian Wojnarowski has a good track record of breaking news or anything.
Wish him the best. Hope he's the only one.
If there is an announcement tomorrow, why is this coming out now? I don't like that stuff.
That's our current look at me culture at its best.
Good luck Trey, I'll be following and rooting for you during your NBA career no matter where you land. It's time for him to take the Association by storm.
Good Luck Trey! Thanks for the two great years!
The only thing I'm sad about is that someone decided to both ruin Trey's announcement and destroy the last day I could have pretending there's a chance he might be back. :(
You can still pretend. Remember how many people got it wrong last year?
I've got some bad news about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy too.
Wait... Did they get in a car accident or something? Are they okay?
that he's running for re-election and pretending it's some sort of momentous statement. Who cares when Trey announces, and what he says? It's a done deal regardless.
James K Polk, bitches.
This is a surprise. Said no one ever
if these kids could make their announcements on their own without someone leaking it first, but good luck Trey! You're leaving us with some of the best memories of the past quarter century of Michigan hoops! You've earned it!
Not sure it is even possible anymore, but I wish these things could remain private until the kid holds his press conference. Let him have his moment.
love the merging of repeating rumors and news.
i think burke has promised he will make an announcement.
It's been years, literally.
Thanks for the last two seasons, Trey.
Trey ranks right up there on my personal top UM hero list of Desmond Howard, Charles Woodson, Brendan Morrison, Marty Turco and Tom Brady. It was a true honor to have him represent my school and although I will miss watching him play for us, I wish him all the success and hope he has a great career in the NBA.
Thanks Trey! Go Blue!
And good luck. Not even sad about you leaving anymore. You did more in two years than most in four.
Visions of him lobbing the ball to Drummond for a flush. Good luck Trey!
...and you might actually have a playoff team.
Won't be any good and won't contend...but at least they'll be there.
Would be watchable. I just can't support a team where singler and jerebko play meaningful minutes. But a lineup of Burke, knight, iguadala, Monroe, and Drummond would be fun to watch!
Way to go out on a ledge there, Woj.
Woj is reporting that Taylor Lewan will enter 2014 NFL draft. Anonymous source with knowledge has confirmed.
He has done more for one program than I can think if in a long time. Thank you Trey.
Treys #3 should be hung in the rafters at the Crisler Center
that would be awesome, he deserves it after the season he had and what he has meant to the program
It has been quite the honor having Trey Burke in Ann Arbor these past two years, and he has been instrumental in taking this program achieve at a level that we have not seen it at in a long time. He truly is a special talent and he will be remembered here for a long time - as he should be. Good luck at the next level, Trey - whichever team chooses you will be getting a great playmaker.
While this will probably prove to be true, I think Trey should be allowed to break the news himself.
His stock will never be higher than what it is now. I would have been STUNNED if he actually came back for another year. Thank you for a wonderful two years Trey, and good luck in the NBA. Hopefully, my Pistons will be in poisiton to draft you.
Yeah too bad he can't make the announcement himself. It has to break a day early. Trey Burke has done everything right for his team and his school. I wish him the best with his pro career. He's the best I've seen in my lifetime playing Michigan basketball.
I cringe because we miss how good he might have become (e.g., Darius Morris). Not in this case.
We saw the highest level, and lo, it was mighty. Maybe there exists a higher level of college basketball, but not on this planet. Good luck, #3, you've flat run out of things to prove as an individual player.
No more Craft vs. Burke matchups; teardrop. Good luck to Burke in the Pros and hope he has a successful career.
...and Spike Albrecht will give Mr. Craft all he can grab, hold...I mean handle.
good decision. Make us all proud in the NBA young man
...is that they stole Trey's moment.
But it's still cool to see on ESPN.com. Michigan is relevant again.
Wish him the best. Makes total sense, and hopefully he'll start a new trend of top-flight NBA talent coming through Ann Arbor.
Is Tim Hardaway Jr. also making his decision? If not? Anyone know when he, McGary and Robinson III\ will announce?
This was Michigan chance to win the title and they blew it now Trey leaving back to being scrubs
Damnit! Who let Bill Simonson sign up for an mgoblog account!?
Hopes he dominates in the league! ROY, isn't a bad expectation with this draft class.
Finally a reason to watch the NBA. Our last Top 10 guy was Tractor Traylor - wow, it's been awhile