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1. Mason Plumlee, Duke
2. Doug McDermott, Creighton
3. Michael Carter - Williams, Syracuse
Our own Trey Burke comes in at #4
Trey Burke, Michigan -- The No. 2-ranked Wolverines would be merely average if not for Burke, whose 18 points and seven assists per game have helped keep Michigan undefeated. Burke shoots 53.5 percent from the field and combines with Tim Hardaway Jr. (15.7 points) to form arguably the nation’s top backcourt.
5. Jeff Withey, Kansas
Big Ten Players on the cusp of top 5:
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Brandon Paul, Illinois
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
Cody Zeller, Indiana
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He comes in at #2, just behind Russ Smith, Louisville
Burke sets the tone and pace for the Michigan offense and defense. He brings the ball in transition at warp speed, and his ability to stop on a dime and change speed and direction makes him tough to keep out of the lane.