Trey Burke Suspended for NMU Game

Trey Burke Suspended for NMU Game

Submitted by MGoShoe on October 31st, 2012 at 3:02 PM

 

 

Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner)

10/31/12, 14:58

Trey Burke has been suspended by John Beilein forthe Northern Michigan game for a violation of team standards.

 

Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard)

10/31/12, 15:07

Beilein: "Trey will sit out the first game as a result of some 'out of character' decisions he now regrets."

 

Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard)

10/31/12, 15:08

Beilein: "We believe (Burke) has learned a valuable lesson and we are confident he will grow from this experience."

I would expect that puts a damper on Burke's potential selection as a team captain.

OT -- to kill some time: Michigan MSU 2012-13 matchups basketball

OT -- to kill some time: Michigan MSU 2012-13 matchups basketball

Submitted by michfan4borw on July 11th, 2012 at 6:03 PM

As far as basketball goes, this upcoming season brings a lot of excitement and, let's be honest, raised expectations stemming from a co-big ten championship team in 2011-12.

I'm pretty sure the Badgers and Ohio [edit: I should not have forgotten to include Indiana here] will be there in the end, but I'm more certain our team will have to go through Sparty (perhaps more than once) to reach its goals.

Since it's summer and I'm bored, I did some research to try and determine how the teams match up for the upcoming season.  I tried to state (within the parentheticals following a player's name) the position/s each player plays, with the earlier-stated position being the preference based on the player's history.  For example "TREY BURKE (1 or 2)" means that he is ideally playing at the point guard 1 position, but he could play the shooting guard 2 position if needed; small forward is position 3, power forward is position 4, and center is position 5. 

In general, I tried to group the guards into category A, the forwards into category B, and the "centers" (although bear in mind that there are few true centers playing in Big 10 basketball) into category C.  The true freshmen have traditional lettering, while returning players have names in CAPS LOCK lettering.  The bold lettering is for players expected to contribute meaningful minutes. 

The matchups are below:

(A) 

KEITH APPLING (1 or 2) and Garry Harris (2 or 1) and Denzel Valentine (1 or 2) and TRAVIS TRICE(1) (with DAN CHAPMAN (2) and KEENAN WETZEL (2) and JOE SWEENEY (1) in relief role)

v.

(A)

TIM HARDAWAY JR (2 or 1) and TREY BURKE (1 or 2) and Nick Stauskus (2 or 1) (with COREY PERSON (2 or 1) and JOSH BARTELSTEIN (1) and [edit: Carl LeVert (2 or 1) and]Spike Albrecht (1 or 2) and ESO AKUNNE (2 or 1) in relief roles)

 

(B)

BRANDEN DAWSON (recovering from knee injury) (3 or 4) and DERRICK NIX (4 or 5) and BRANDAN KEARNEY(2 or 3) (with RUSSELL BYRD (4 or 3) and COLBY WOLLENMAN (3) in relief role)

v.

(B)

Glenn Robinson III (3 or 4 or 2) and JORDAN MORGAN (4 or 5) and MATT VOGRICH (3) (with MAX BIELFELDT (4 or 3 or 5) in relief role)

 

(C)

ADREIAN PAYNE (5 or 4) and Matt Costello (5 or 4) and Kenny Kaminski(4 or 5) (with ALEX GAUNA (4) in relief role)

v.

(C)

Mitch McGary (4 or 5) and JON HORFORD (healed from injury) (4 or 5) (with BLAKE MCLIMANS (5 or 4) in relief role)

 

What I notice is Beilein has only 3-6 players that can demand or expect major playing time (at least 20 minutes per game) based on previous production and/or recruiting hype.  For Izzo, I think it's more like 7-9 players that could or will expect or demand that type of PT. 

I think because of this distinction, Beiliein will have more freedom to operate Xs and Os with regard to changing lineups throughout the season.  There's less pressure for him to spread a limited resource (minutes playing time) around.  For example, he only has to give Stauskus and Spike minutes if they earn them.  In contrast, the guards coming in for MSU are highly touted (by Izzo himself) and are competing against two proven guards in Appling and Trice.  That group will test Burke and THJ for sure, but I prefer our team's tandem (with our freshman and uppperclassmen supporting them).

Group B is a little more difficult for me to analyze, however with Dawson still recovering, I have to give the edge to Michigan.

Our Group C is unproven and Sparty has talent and experience there.  I have to give MSU the edge here.  Hopefully we can close the gap with regard to rebounding and defensive shot blocking with our infusion of talent. [edit: McLimans, fwiw, is a player with length and experience.]

Both teams have 10 players that (most likely) will be able to give productive minutes.  How many minutes does each player get?  That's up to the coaches obviously, but there are only 200 minutes to give out in each regulation game. 

Anyway, it looks like there will be some great games to anticipate.  I wouldn't trade our group A and group B players for Sparty's or any other teams'.  I think our group C has the most to prove though; I'll obviously be rooting for them.

I most look forward to seeing how Stauskus adjusts to the college game, and how well Horford bounces back after much time away.  I have to believe by now, Horford can provide rebounding and defense, and maybe even put-backs and shot blocking.

Anyway, as I stated earlier, I'm bored, so I welcome any and all feedback on this topic.  Thanks, all.

 

Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. are named as standouts at the Lebron James Skills Academy

Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. are named as standouts at the Lebron James Skills Academy

Submitted by a2_electricboogaloo on July 10th, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Nick Baumgardner did a write up on the Lebron James Skills Academy (Link Here), and noted that Burke and Hardaway Jr. were among the 6 standouts at the camp.  Burke was noted as looking 'particularly outstanding', by Joe Kotoch of ProBasketballDraft.com, who chose Burke as his 'best slasher' and 'best midrange shooter'.

Trey Burke makes Myron Medcalf's "Avengers" Squad

Trey Burke makes Myron Medcalf's "Avengers" Squad

Submitted by AmaizeingBlue on May 14th, 2012 at 10:13 PM

http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/59033/at-the-watercooler-2012-13-avengers-team

Over at the college basketball watercooler blog on ESPN.com Myron Medcalf named his Avengers team for the 2012-2013 season.  Which consists of Nerlens Noel, Cody Zeller, Doug McDermott, Peyton Siva, and Trey Burke.  Basically this is a preseason All American team and I thought it was cool to see a Michigan player getting some publicity.  When was the last time a Michigan Basketball player was a preseason All-American.

Trey Burke Twitter rumors [Good]

Trey Burke Twitter rumors [Good]

Submitted by Jivas on April 8th, 2012 at 5:33 PM

There have been two recent Tweets that hint that Burke may be returning:

Part One:

Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois FWIW. NBA personnel guy in Miami for #Pistons game says he believes Trey Burke is headed back to Michigan. Would go in 30s, he said

Part Two:

Suz @OhhSuzannah: @suckatsports report from church. The Burke family is telling members of our congregation that Trey's staying another year. We'll see!

Take it FWIW.  Didn't see anything on the Board on the most recent "information".  Hopefully these tea leaves are accurate!

MOD Edit: Moved to board. Commence HAPPY FREAK OUT! [zl]

WN: An Open Letter To Trey Burke

WN: An Open Letter To Trey Burke

Submitted by Mr. Yost on April 5th, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I did a site search to make sure this hasn't been posted, but I'm sure it could've been in the thread with 300+ posts.

Nonetheless, it makes some GREAT points to Burke and not everyone is going to sift through 300 posts to find the article if it is in there.

It's supposed to be unbiased --- it's by one of the editors on ESPN's WolverineNation (Bob McClellan).

http://espn.go.com/colleges/michigan/basketball/story/_/id/7778236/trey-burke-mulls-leaving-michigan-wolverines

OT - Mark Cuban thinks NBA should have 3 year rule

OT - Mark Cuban thinks NBA should have 3 year rule

Submitted by trueblueintexas on April 5th, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Given all the melt down about the Burke (as of yet, no decision), I thought this article was appropriate.  Interesting view from the other side.

http://espn.go.com/dallas/nba/story/_/id/7778070/dallas-mavericks-mark-cuban-make-players-stay-3-years-ncaa

Jeff Goodman: Burke Gone

Jeff Goodman: Burke Gone

Submitted by JCV16 on April 4th, 2012 at 3:02 PM

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketba…

 

Commence misery.

 

Update: His Dad says he hasn't declared:

 

Benji Burke @Benjib10

Trey Burke has not declared for the NBA draft. He is still enrolled at the University of Michigan.

 

But all that means is he hasn't declared yet.  Slight hope, but still, misery.