Trey Burke Named NABC First-Team All-American

Submitted by Raoul on March 28th, 2013 at 8:53 AM

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced its All-American teams today, and Trey Burke was yet again placed on the first team. This follows his first-team selections by Sporting News and USBWA and means that he's a virtual lock to be a consensus first-team All-American for 2012-13. The NCAA uses those three teams plus the one selected by the AP (not yet announced) in determining the year's official consensus All-Americans. (Given the formula used, it seems the only way Burke could be denied consensus status is if he were somehow left off all of the AP teams.)

From the NCAA Award Winners publication, here are Michigan's previous consensus first-team All-Americans:

1924—Harry Kipke
1926—Richard Doyle
1927—Bennie Oosterbaan
1928—Bennie Oosterbaan
1965—Cazzie Russell
1966—Cazzie Russell
1977—Rickey Green
1988—Gary Grant
1993—Chris Webber



March 28th, 2013 at 8:59 AM ^

Always wondered why Grant doesn't have a jersey up in the rafters. Nevertheless, Trey's earned his own little space in Michigan basketball lore, he's been too much fun to watch


March 28th, 2013 at 9:34 AM ^

Yet another well-deserved kudos for this year's list, and congratulations to Trey Burke. From his profile page at MGoBlue, for purposes of review, some of the recognition he has already received this year:

"Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year ... Sports Illustrated All-America first team ... Big Ten Player of the Year and unanimous All-Big Ten first team selection by the coaches and media ... Sporting News All-America first team ... One of four finalists for the Naismith Men's College Player of the Year, one of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden National Player of the Year Award, one of five finalists for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award and one of 14 finalists for Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Award ... Associated Press Preseason All-America Team ... Preseason All-Big Ten team ... Three-time Big Ten Player of the Week"

It would be hard to envision a scenario where he is left off of any of the AP teams, at least in my opinion. 

Indiana Blue

March 28th, 2013 at 11:23 AM ^

Just think he could be a Captain on next year's team, if he returns !    Oh please please please ....   OK fantasy deaming !!!   No way Michigan wouldn't be consensus #1 if every underclassman returned.

Go Blue!


March 28th, 2013 at 12:26 PM ^

Both Jalen Rose and Glen Rice were consensus second-team All-Americans. Here's the full list of Michigan second-teamers:

1959—Johnny Green
1964—Cazzie Russell
1965—Bill Buntin
1972—Henry Willmore
1974—Campy Russell
1977—Phil Hubbard
1989—Glen Rice
1990—Rumeal Robinson
1994—Jalen Rose