@BryanDFischer 2:48 PM
RT @WojYahooNBA: Michigan guard Trey Burke will enter the NBA Draft, source tells Y! Sports. He has scheduled announcement for Sunday.
Burke to go pro per Woj
Can't blame him at all. It was in while it lasted. Good luck to Trey in the association
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