You are right, he is quite stupid. He did get duped. He also lied about the relationship to embellish it in the media, which is not as bad as being in on it but not much better. Any ND fanboy (i.e. you) expecting this story to die a quick death is in for a rude awakening.
"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."