Hello: Trey Burke

Submitted by Tim on August 24th, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Despite the coaching staff and team being in Europe, John Beilein still managed to snag a commit from 2011 OH SG Trey Burke today.




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3*, #22 PG 3*, #27 G, #127 Overall 95, #22 PG

Burke joins fellow guard Carlton Brundidge in the 2011 class.


UMHoops does a much more thoroough writeup on Burke, so check it out (image also from UMHoops).



August 24th, 2010 at 3:54 PM ^

Teammates with OSU commits Sullinger and Weatherspoon so he wasn't asked to score much. Good get, many have compared him to Talor Battle, which is fine with me.


August 24th, 2010 at 4:01 PM ^

...This is the type of kid that Wisc gets, lets cook for a  couple years, and then challenges for the conference title with. 
He shoots 50% from the three, is a strong defender, and can get to the basket when he needs to.  This isn't the type of kid that recruiting sites go nuts about, but its the type of kid who plays on a sweet 16 team. 
And it is really good too that he decommitted from PSU to then ultimately go to Mich.  It is going to take time, but if this group of youngsters that Beilen has get a chance to grow together it could be a solid mix.  And it starts with getting guys like Trey Burke.  IMHO. 


August 24th, 2010 at 4:03 PM ^

Trey looks like he has a smooth pull up jumper and three point shot.  He will be more polished in that department then Darious was coming in.  However, he will have to overcome his size to be effective.  Good Pick Up, but as said above, the front-court needs beefed up big time.  Go Blue!


August 24th, 2010 at 4:59 PM ^

Absolutely love this pick up. With the way they can get to the rack, it looks like Burke and Brundidge might be able to play at the 2 while Darius handles point with Hardaway at the wing and Smotz wing/forward, shaping up nicely.  I guess this means no go for Stauskas and possibly Pangos.


August 24th, 2010 at 5:45 PM ^

Dylan lists Trey as a point guard, but Tim has him as a shooting guard.  I see him backing up Darius for two years (which we really need) while Brundidge shows up as the starting 2-guard unless Stu turns things around this year. 

Does this mean the door is closed on Yogi Ferrell?  I assume so. 

An impact big-man would be awesome for this class, though the McLimans-Horford-Morgan trio will each have three years of eligibility at center after this year. 


August 24th, 2010 at 7:59 PM ^

Seems like a bit of combo guard as Dylan says he is "considered a scoring point guard by many," but in any event he appears to be a good pickup. Welcome Trey!

It wouldn't surprise me if this was it for the 2011 class. Michigan seems to be in good position for a number of 2012 prospects, so perhaps Beilein signs two in 2011 and three in 2012--with at least one big man a priority for 2012.

How about Glenn Robinson III to go along with "Trey" and Hardaway Jr.?


August 24th, 2010 at 8:52 PM ^

Nice article on Burke from Rothstein at annarbor.com. Makes him sound like a perfect fit. Includes some good quotes from his high school coach:

Burke is a true point guard who can score -- not a good guard who can also run the point.

“He is a pure point guard on both ends of the floor,” said James ‘Satch’ Sullinger, his high school coach at Northland High School in Columbus, Ohio. “Defensively he’s on point and offensively he’s on point, and he understands what it takes to win. Trey, he’s pretty good.

“This summer he played himself up to the Top 100 in the country.”

The writer of the freep.com article on Burke talked to Burke's father, who indicated that he "thinks U-M is still targeting a big man in this class."


August 24th, 2010 at 9:06 PM ^

I like how this class is coming together, but I do hope a big man is the next to commit.  The two guards, while explosive, are a little small compared to Beilein's usual pickups, and this team needs to have some semblance of an inside game and rebounding.  Kid looks like a good shooter, though, and he definitely can make his own shot.  Nice signing.


August 24th, 2010 at 11:24 PM ^

...Q&A with Trey posted at UMHoops.com.

What ultimately went into the decision? Basically, me and my family, we had a conversation last night.  We talked it over because Cincinnati, they were my top school for about three or four months.  My dad basically gave me his take on it and what he thought I should do and my mom was telling me the goods and the bads.  At the end of the night it just came out to be Michigan.  I felt like Michigan was a better opportunity for me at the end of the day.  Life after basketball, which school has the better degree, those were the kinds of things that were in the discussion.

More at the link.  Sounds like Trey has his priorities properly arranged.


August 25th, 2010 at 10:24 AM ^

Really like this commitment. Our backcourt is going to be stacked for the future with Burke, Brundidge, and Hardaway. Now all we have to do is add a big man and we will have a very good class.