Trey Burke Named 1st Team All-American by USBWA

Submitted by Raoul on March 18th, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Congrats to Trey Burke on being named to the first team of the US Basketball Writers Association All-America team. He's the first Wolverine on the USBWA first team since Chris Webber in 1993. Jalen Rose, who was placed on the second team in 1994, is the last Michigan player to earn USBWA All-American honors. Burke is the 15th all-time to be named to either the first or second team. See also the mgoblue.com press release.

After already being named to the Sporting News first team, Burke's in great shape to become Michigan's sixth consensus All-American. The NCAA uses the SN, USBWA, NABC, and AP teams to determine the consensus first- and second-teamers.

Michigan's previous consensus All-Americans, first team:

Cazzie Russell 1965

Cazzie Russell 1966

Rickey Green 1977

Gary Grant 1988

Chris Webber 1993

Comments

Tater

March 18th, 2013 at 5:00 PM ^

Since Webber's time in the NCAA is vacated, I think that makes Trey the first All-American the Wolverines have had since Gary Grant.  Either way, it's a great accomplishment.  I hope he has a great NCAA Tournament.

rockydude

March 18th, 2013 at 5:02 PM ^

Good to see that he is already halfway to the consensus mark. Quite the feather in his hat. This might boost him the extra bit more heading into the tourney . . . 

LSAClassOf2000

March 18th, 2013 at 5:35 PM ^

" He is averaging a career best for points (19.2), assists (6.73), field-goal percentage (47.9), three-point percentage (40.1), free throw percentage (79.3) and steals (1.6)."

Congratulations to Trey Burke on yet another honor. It has been said before, but when you account for about one-quarter of a team's total points and half of the assists, as well as fairly significant percentages of some other stats, you are a leader on the court and you are truly a difference-maker. Hopefully, this gets at least some small consideration when it comes time to present the Wooden Award. May I say as well that it is nice to be in a position where congratulating someone on some level - whether it be player of the week or something like this - is becoming an almost weekly event.