According to UMHoops twitter feed:
New on UM Hoops: Trey Burke named Big Ten Player of the Year http://bit.ly/WiB2Lp
Just made official on the all-conference selection show right now live on BTN.
Fun fact: Last Wolverine to win it? Glen Rice in 1988-89....
So... we're a lock for the National Championship now, right?
Was 88-89 when they won the NC.
Not quite: http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/michigan/1993-schedule.html
Just thought it was interesting on how uncommon the sweep against Purdue is.
the last sweep of Purdue was 92-93.
Regardless, congrats to Trey!
Rice was physically dominant and his team had the the ultimate team success.
Burke is a bit small with average speed and team has been underachieving. The next few weeks might determine his legacy.
We have met the bizarro Fred Jackson and he is pbmd.
so by the transitive property of college basketball, he should also be wooden award winner in due course right? since his only real competition for that was oladipo, and he's already beaten the fool.
AND add a National Championship to that.
About some vote-splitting between Burke and Oladipo that could lead to Porter or Olynyk (or whatever his name is) being chosen.
Congrats Trey, first since Glen Rice!
It appears that he'll be Michigan's first national player of the year unless otto Porter can beat him out.
Honestly had to Google who Otto Porter was. Guess I'm more of a B1G junkie than a CBB junkie. Highly touted player though.
It appears that he'll be Michigan's first national player of the year
Forgive them, Cazzie. They're young.
30.8 points per game. Before the three-point shot.
He also built us a basketball arena! What a great guy!
You got me to look up some history. Cazzie didn't win the Naismith Award for the simple reason that it didn't exist yet. That may be why some say that Trey Burke could be Michigan's first national player of the year. They are focused on the Naismith, which started in 1969.
Interestingly, it was mentioned that Glen Rice won in 1988-89, but he only won the Naismith. The AP award (which Cazzie won in 1966) was given to Sean Elliott from Arizona in 1988-89. I remember beating Arizona in the semifinals in 1989. Good times.
Meanwhile, the Wooden Award (so are there three POY awards?) started in 1976-77. No Cazzie also. Also no Glen Rice; Elliott won that one also in 1988-89.
THJ and Burke are also first team all-B1G!
Oladipo beats Burke out for national POY, Burke gets mad, vows revenge, and returns to Michigan for his Junior season to prove a point.
I'll be *Pat Fitzgerald celebrating a late hit* happy.
It's been a pleasure to watch! The best is yet to come!
Suck it Tom Crean. Are you gonna whine about how the POY should be from a team that won the championship? Probably. That's why you can suck it.
Burke, Oladipo, Zeller, Thomas, Craft = Media team
Substitute Hardaway for Craft on Coaches team.
Pretty good teams there, can't argue with much.
hate to say it, but the magnanimous and honest side of me thinks craft deserves that spot over timmy in the coaches team.
hate playing against him, but i respect the hell out of the way he plays. best PG defender in the nation.
Yeah but the dude can't shoot. He's one-dimensional.
Defense. Craft shows up in clutch situations, but I would still rather take Burke.
Can't say I'd argue with that, either. I think we as Michigan fans really know our players and know the flaws Tim still has in his game; that might help us be honest with ourselves, giving Aaron Craft the nod.
Craft looks like he is doing the most, but he has had more 3s shot over him than Nik. On ball great, off ball he gambles a lot and pays the price often.
Neg if you will, but this is all the better knowing Tom Crean is sobbing in Oladipo's lap somewhere down in Bloomington right now.
I feel like this team is poised for one hell of a run for the NCAA championship. I think Trey and THJ are going to take this team deep in the tourney with Stauskas and GRIII coming up with many clutch shots, and JMO playing stifling D to shut down other teams bigs. This TEAM knows the challenges ahead and I believe is ready to take anyone on right now. No matter what happens in the B1G tourney, they will redeem themselves in the NCAA tourney. Rebounds and free throws are easier to fix than poor shooting and poor defense.
haha i was thinking more along the lines of:
we've already lost in almost every way imaginable. we can't lose now!
edit - oops meant to reply to comment above by goblue_17
Not for individual awards. The team, the team, the team.
Yep. Playing on neutral courts is huge for our young team. Take away the crazy crowds, weird officiating and we can beat anyone.
I'm not going to argue that playing on our homecourt is a disadvantage as a whole bc it certainly has helped us on defense HOWEVA there is a chance that our young team gets so hyped on offense at home that it throws us off a bit. Ex: Beilein having to sit Trey at the beginning of the game yesterday to calm him down - and he's our most poised player typically
Edit: Meant as reply to goblue17
I'm very surprised Tim made 1st team.
I am shocked. I hope he can play up to his reputation the rest of the way.
We vastly under- appreciate TH!! Sure he isn't Burke, which is why Burke is POY.
Congrats, Tim! ( and Trey)
GRIII named to the B1G All-Freshman team!
Jordan Morgan named to the All-Defensive team!
What about the all layup team?
He's been one of many reasons this team has been so fun to watch this year - looking forward to about 10 more games of him in a MI uniform! :)
Congratulations as well to Tim & Jordan & Glenn!
The numbers speak volumes. Select highlights:
- 28.2% possession percentage with a 55.4% effective field goal pecentage
- 594 total points, good for 19.2 points per game in the regular season
- 212 assists and a 38.3% assist percentage
- assist / turnover ratio of 3.5
Congratulations to Trey Burke and to all the Wolverines recognized!
Can't wait to hear what Tom Crean thinks about this.
He'll probably bitch about how Trey Burke is to blame for Kansas crushing Marquette in the Final Four in 2003 only to send him a half-hearted apology for not realizing that Burke had nothing to do with Kansas.
"IT'S YOUR FAULT WE LOST TO KANSAS THAT YEAR BURKE!!! YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID! YOU HELPED WRECK OUR PROGRAM!"
He plays for Michigan forgodsakes