April 12th, 2013 at 5:53 PM ^

to make is there.  Proud to say this kid played for Michigan.


Go pro, get your nest egg started, come back and get your degree.  Enjoy life and promise to come back in 20 years so old guys like me can give you the standing ovation you deserve.

Generic MGoBlogger

April 12th, 2013 at 7:06 PM ^

don't like to say players are NBA ready until they finish school (more like if they finish school), but this is the one case I will say this is definitely a young man that is ready to take the next step.  He played with poise, aggression, and a will to win this season, and I am so proud to call him a Michigan Wolverine. He will be missed.

gustave ferbert

April 12th, 2013 at 7:18 PM ^

So many players just came out and said they were entering the draft after the tourney.  or does he have to go to the Ann Arbor YMCA and announce that he is taking his talents to Auburn Hills?



April 12th, 2013 at 7:29 PM ^

Staying. This board is for opinions so my gut feeling is that they will all be back next year to take care of that " unfinished business". I really will be shocked otherwise. But if he does decide to go, you know he's a great young man that has a very promising future and has made me proud to be a MICHIGAN WOLVERINE!! Go Blue!!


April 12th, 2013 at 7:49 PM ^

You should consider them coming back for "unfinished business" to be a possibility and not an expectation. For you to be "shocked" at an expected departure seems needlessly optimistic.


April 12th, 2013 at 8:08 PM ^

He'll never be more marketable than he is right now. Why risk a career ending injury no matter how unlikely it is. Take the millions and run. Best of luck to one of the most dynamic players in Michigan sports history.


April 12th, 2013 at 8:17 PM ^

The last consensus National Player of the Year to go back to school was Tyler Hansbrough. He came back and won the National Championship. Just saying.


April 12th, 2013 at 8:18 PM ^

I know that this young man is ready. One of the toughest things in life is letting go. He needs to go. It would be extremely selfish for me as a Michigan fan to want/have him stay.

God Bless Trey, you've been one of the best representatives Michigan has ever had.

Go Blue


April 12th, 2013 at 8:22 PM ^

For some reason I have a feeling he will be coming back.

If not, I wish this kid all the luck in the world. He has earned every dollar of his NBA contract, whenever he decides to go.


April 12th, 2013 at 8:26 PM ^

The NBA draft this year is pretty terrible so if he wants to risk being on an awful team then he could go pro. On the other hand, next years draft is supposed to be loaded with talent and he could very well end up in a much better situation by getting drafted by a playoff team later in the first round. Backing up Chris Paul or Tony Parker for a few years might be a better career move than starting for the Kings


April 12th, 2013 at 8:29 PM ^

Now I lay me down to sleep

I pray like hell Trey Burke we'll keep

But if he leaves and I awake

May he hit every three he takes.


Love that kid.  Wish him the best whatever he does.  Matter of fact, I change my mind.  I want him to go pro and make the big bucks.  This isn't about what is best for Michigan, it's about what is best for Trey Burke.  He's already given his best for Michigan.  If he comes back, I'll be paranoid all season that he'll get injured and jack up his NBA future.  <please Trey Burke don't read this..... Mom give me my schizo medicine... lithium... whatever...>


April 13th, 2013 at 2:24 AM ^

He's set a new standard for the team, created history and will contnue to make M proud even in the NBA.  All the best to you Mr. Burke!


April 13th, 2013 at 8:33 AM ^

I'm really surprised there is a "decision."  Taking the "Burke is a top seven guy" meme that is popular right now, here would be his slot:

Year 1 (guaranteed)   $2,331,700

Year 2 (guaranteed)  $2,436,600   (total $4,768,300)

Guaranteed money if he comes back and sustains a career-ending injury: $0.

Most picks sign for 120%, because the slot has "wiggle room," and contracts can be from 80-120%.  That means that Trey would make $5,721,960 minus his agent's cut.  This is before any endorsements he might get.  

This money is guaranteed by simply waiting for the process to happen, passing the team physical, and signing a contract.  

If Trey Burke was your son, what would you recommend for him?


April 13th, 2013 at 10:28 AM ^

A return is 1000% less likely than Lewan's. If he goes I'd have no hard feelings. If he stays by some miracle and THJ realizes he isn't ready yet (he isn't) we have a team I'm not afraid to call the absolute favorite to win it all. Final Four, hands down.
Yet, I'm at a stage where I just hope we only lose Burke as nobody else on this team is NBA ready despite having high NBA prospects like GR3. Just none other than Burke are mentally and physically ready for the NBA.


April 13th, 2013 at 10:36 AM ^

Personally I don't think there is any chance he returns. He was pretty much gone after last season and his stock has never been higher.  Ergo, I think it's reasonable to assume he leaves.  He is being very respectful through the process and I think that's awesome.