Only his dad...
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Only his dad...
someone get him darius morris' number, stat.
Agreed. I hope he looks at what happened to D-Mo and stays another year.
Also, isn't this the draft class D-Mo left early to AVOID?
Both are in the D-league now. Coach B should call them in to "train" at Michigan these next few weeks.
Eh, we'll see what he says on April 10th. He was good this year, but I don't think he was good enough to go in the first round. But what do I know, I'm not the one being faced with the opportunity to make millions.
Okay this is starting to strongly resemble an RCMB thread. Please lock it. Please
That wouldn't be a bad idea.
First freep article I've read since stretchgate. Should've learned my lesson.
He must realize the NBA is not as decimated as it looks
Seems like due diligence more than anything else to me. Not that Snyder doesn't try to add sensationalist quotes all over the place.
Also love his penultimate paragraph apropos of nothing else:Burke is listed at 5-feet-11.
Crack writing there.
Emphasis on the crack part.
This board will melt down in 3... 2...
Oh wait. It already has.
Well Smotrycz was a slap to the tip, this would be a kick to the balls.
What kind of draft grade do you think he gets? I really have to imagine you could honestly say he is strongly consider coming back too....kind of a partly sunny or partly cloudy?
requires you to declare by April 10th every year. Before you could work out with teams for a few months and see if you get a first round promise or what kind of feedback you get from coaches and GM's. You would be making a relatively informed decision as the consensus to who is in the top 20-25 picks are pretty settled about the last week before the draft. Now you have time for one workout at best and you are making an almost completely uninformed decision. Morris had a couple agents/scouts tell him before the workout in Jersey (he pulled out) that he was a first round lock and he declared.
Who knows who is in Burke's ear. If he declares there is almost no way he goes in the first round this year. We will see.
I'm not worried. He is not going anywhere. I think he realizes the opportunity Michigan has next year to be pretty good. Plus, who would play PG?
he's not going to make a decision based on who would play PG next year.
Obviously. I am looking at purely the team aspect, not what he would consider to make his decision.
what kind of logic is that
If this happens, just wow. Losing Smot, Tre, Novak, Douglas, and even Tre's likely backup? Pretty hard to see how we would not take a major step back from this, even with the new incoming talent.
Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue . . .
I wonder if the fact that Sullinger stayed an extra year and probably lost a chunk of money has anything to do with this. I assume Burke is close with both Jared and his father.
Someone send this man a cat picture that says please stay!
Come on. Seriously? April Fools is still a 10 days away even if the weather is suggesting it has passed.
If he's thinking about it there must be news about PG depth in the draft. Tyshawn Taylor is in because he's a senior. After that, who else is for sure in might tell something - Kendall Marshall? Marquis Teague? Damian Lillard? BJ Young? There are some other combo guards likely in the conversation, but otherwise some middling guys he has out-performed. This will be an unfortunately interesting story to follow. Ugh.
Stauskus can play the point. We'd still have Hardaway, McGary, Morgan, and GR3.
"Jesus - he wouldn't even be taken in the first round in this draft"
You know that. And I know that. And every NBA scout knows that.
But if the same people who convinced Darius & Manny they were a mid first round lock get into his ear then it's bye-bye Trey. Unfortunately for both the player and the program the folks who tend to have maximum influence on the players decision tend to be the same folks who will happily spend hi money for him for as long as he's able to make it.
Anyone who is mad he is inquiring about his draft options (something a responsible person would do) is incredibly selfish. He had an incredible season, and the point guard class is very weak. Also, this doesn't say he's declaring.
I agree it's probably a Spartan writer trying to get his kicks in while he can.
He must have seen how well that worked out for Morris.
I'm sorry but this is why college basketball is fucking retarded
What's the opposite of everything's coming up Milhouse?
Stick around Trey. Everything's going to be cool in Ann Arbor. Enjoy college.
Opposite of everything coming up Milhouse? Nobody's going down on Milhouse?
but all an NBA scout has to look at are the last two games against "Ohio" to realize he's not ready for the NBA - neither is THJ. And that's totally fine with me.
We all know that. What we're worried about is some herpaderp agent strolling around and saying "Hey, I bet you could be a first round talent. Let's take a walk..."
I guess it also depends on the talent pool in this given year. Admittedly I have no idea how big the talent pool is from college this year, so I guess it's possible. That would be too bad, but - these are problems we want to have. Would just be nice to have them after year 3 of a player not year 1.
I don't think he's ready, but ya never know what kind of advice these kids are getting and who's giving it besides dad.
In any case I think M Basketball is heading in the right direction.
I think he's gone. Can't blame him if wants to enter the NBA with his best friend / rival Jared Sullinger.
Burke is not playing in the NBA.
I seem to remember Beilein saying last year that they encourage kids to look at their NBA possiblities each year. It may be nothing more than that.
A kid in his position will always and should look into his NBA draft prospects. Ultimately, I think the family wanting him to stay bodes well. I also think if he can even show slight improvement next year he will be in at least the same position. He is not a lottery pick right now. After that I think most picks are about the same where they will be fighting for a roster spot. Unfortunately You can't come back if you enter the draft and hopefully Trey recognizes this.
Staying at Michigan provides a certainty for his next year and certain goals. Entering the draft brings in a lot of uncertainty. Does he want to deal with the risk of playing in the D league, europe, etc in case he enters the wrong situation with the NBA? Not saying I think he wouldn't make it, he has already proven enough people wrong throughout his days. But there is that chance. Pro ball will always be there. He has a good thing going. No one to challenge his minutes, and he will have plenty of chances to increase that assist total with all the talent next year. I think he would be wise to enjoy some more time in Ann Arbor. Please stay Trey. At least until Derrick Walton shows up. Please
Worst case scenerio we reel in Ziegler
scenario be wo don't reel in Zeigler?
Reel in or not reel in, doesn't he have to sit out a year?
WHAT IS THIS BUSH LEAGUE BULLSHIT PSYCHE OUT STUFF!
Right now in a half court set he can't get to the whole without multiple moves,. hesitations, stop and go. He really doesn't have a one step blow by move that you need in the NBA yet. Evan Turner was same way. Took him 7-10 seconds to get to the hole, reverse dribble , behind the back, studder-Not happening in the league.
He is good, but I don't know if he'd be a 1st round pick. And for those asking that he call Darius Morris, no, Morris was a 2nd round pick, but still is making 1/2 $Million a year. He's going to stick in the league and make enough money for the rest of his life in just a few years of work. There's no reason to think Burke can't do just as well as Morris and he could be a 1st round pick and be guaranteed millions, if scouts start telling him he's a 1st round pick he is gone for sure.
This would devastate the U of M team for next year. Burke was the super star in the making. I'd say it's a coin toss right now if he'll be back.
Welp, for those that hate going weeks on end without some blockbuster news (recruiting, scandals at other schools, etc...) involving UM athletics...this goes to show that sometimes peace and quiet can be a damn good thing.
Here's to hoping that Trey stays and disaster is averted. Either way, we have to wish him the best if he goes, and root like hell for him if he comes back with next years class. Keep it classy UM fans.
it could lead to Burke leaving early too. If Morris stays there is no way Burke gets as much PT and no way he leaves after only one year.
If Burke leaves you can cue all the haters saying that JB runs off his best players with his demanding style. Not saying that would be true or that I don't love JB's style but this could be a potential downside.