I was reading Chad Ford's blog yesterday about the Maui Invitational, and found one of his comments to be particularly surprising:
There was a lot of hand-wringing over what Michigan would do at point guard since Darius Morris left for the NBA. Trey Burke is quickly allaying any fears that Wolverine fans may have. After getting off to a shaky first game versus Ferris State, Burke has steadied. On Monday, he was terrific scoring, 14 points and handing out 4 assists. What stood out most was Burke's poise in the face of an athletic and aggressive defense from Memphis. A number of NBA scouts are keeping a close eye on Burke. While he's not an elite draft prospect yet, the potential -- thanks to a great NBA body, quickness and poise -- is there.
I was pretty surprised to hear that NBA scouts are watching Burke, and I was even more surprised to hear that he's got the potential to be a high level prospect. I just assumed that at 6'1" and 175 his body wasn't cut out for the NBA, but I guess I'm clearly wrong. At first I assumed that all the talk on the Rivals board about Burke only being here for 2-3 years was ridiculously premature. I still think it's premature, but to a far lesser degree. If Burke can play like he did against Memphis on a consistent basis (and I don't think that was even close to the best that we'll see out of him), then we've got another PG gem on our hands.