Trey Burke Update

Submitted by AHM16 on April 5th, 2012 at 2:56 AM

Well, a few hours ago Brian posted on Twitter according to a source that Trey was having a change of heart and also the Free Press shared the same story. Apparently in the last hour or so on twitter, pictures of Trey Burke's dorm room have been posted and unfortunately all his bags have been packed. I think it is safe to say he is gone.

Link to the picture:!/nrothschild3/status/187762662606782465/photo/1



April 5th, 2012 at 3:19 AM ^

Psh. My dorm room looked the exact same. Garbage bags full of Jimmy johns wrappers, bed toppled over to god knows where. Kid probably was just breaking in his fake ID. Right? RIGHT?????!!

San Diego Mick

April 5th, 2012 at 3:25 AM ^

Man, why can't the B-Ball program catch a break, it would've been perfect to have him stay another year and then have Walton take over afterwards.

Also, 20-35 seems kinda high and bogus to me, remains to be seen. I just wonder if Trey and Sullinger always planned on being in the same draft or something.


April 5th, 2012 at 12:48 PM ^

I agree with the 20-35 thing but, and I'll probably get flamed for this, I don't even know if Trey really likes Michigan all that much.  I mean, he was an Ohio State fan for his whole life, his best friend plays at OSU, and he didn't have an offer from them in the end.  He went to the school that gave him a chance for exposure and an opportunity to play, but in the end I don't know if his heart was at Michigan or not.  I'm just speculating and I could be 100% wrong as I haven't heard anything either way but leaving so soon with poor expectations on getting drafted makes it seem that something more is there than just wanting to play in the NBA.


April 5th, 2012 at 3:39 AM ^

Well htis hurts also I was not expecting him to leave so soon but he earned his right to try his hand at the next level. He accomplished alot in a Michigan uniform including bringing us that elusive B1G championship so I thanks him for that and wish him well going forward. I am a Trey Burke fan for life!


April 5th, 2012 at 3:45 AM ^

 Kids leave college too early for pro basketball. Unless you're a dominate talent I don't see how you can leave after your freshman year.  Go make that money I guess. I wish I could say I wish you the best of luck but, as of right now I'm just bitter and disapointed.



April 5th, 2012 at 11:51 AM ^

You can't blame Trey for making a solid decision when he is projected to be a first round pick.  This year last time he was a 3 star to most services and has skyrocketed into a most likely first round pick.  NBA scouts are really good at what they do, and if he stays and has a similar year or two they are going to see so many more parts of his game that they can pick apart.  He is leaving at the best time for Trey Burke, obviously not the best time for the University of Michigan.

The frustration should come from Darius Morris leaving when he should not have, and it was obvious that he was not currently an NBA talent.  He had specific things that he could work on going into his junior year.  Trey does not have those things.  If you watch his game, he is as complete a point guard as there is outside of Kendall Marshall.


April 5th, 2012 at 12:26 PM ^

Sorry I haven't checked in a few days but he is making a much worse decision then Darius last yr. Morris saw a weak draft class and saw an opportunity. This draft is loaded and I just dont think Burke will look that good in predraft workouts. He's short and he doesn't play much defense and he's not super quick. Staying with beilein for another yr or two will help make him a for sure 1st round pick instead of a second round pick. The NBA doesn't do the bet job of developing skills. The D-league should not be treys goal. I hope im wrong about him tho


April 5th, 2012 at 3:53 AM ^

You can't argue against any kid who is projected as a sure-fire first round pick. For many their financial situations are dire and it probably has been a life-long dream of theirs to make it to the NBA. With that being said I just don't get this one at all, still has a lot to improve and if he made the right adjustments as a player he would be a first round pick with a guaranteed contract.

Maize and Blue…

April 5th, 2012 at 6:43 AM ^

the end of his evaluation is in the second round and we still don't have a complete list of who is coming out early which could push down even further.  I know the range for D leaguers used to be 24-32k.  I can't imagine giving up a free Michigan degree to make that type of money.  The decision is Trey's to make I just hope he ends up happy. 


April 5th, 2012 at 3:54 AM ^

 It seems that college basketball has become a whoever can recruit the best group of freshman for a one and done title run. If it wasn't for school pride and general love for a university college basketball would be as unwatchable as the NBA


April 5th, 2012 at 8:50 AM ^

You're kidding right?  He never said anything about the quality of play in the NBA as to why it's unwatchable. I don't think even the biggest hater of the NBA thinks they quality and skill of  the players isn't greater than that of college.  The NBA is unwatchable because it's boring...  Nobody gives two shits until the 4th quarter, they hardly play any defense and unless it's a big game every one just walks up and down the court unless they have a cherry picking opportunity. 


Losing a game in college matters - losing a game in the NBA really doesn't mean squat until the playoffs.

El Jeffe

April 5th, 2012 at 9:25 AM ^

I hate this argument so hard. Did you watch the Heat v. Thunder game last night? If not, please find a recording of it, watch it, and then come back and report on what you saw.

The NBA sucks when it's the Wizards v. Bobcats, sure. But CBB also sucks when it's Nebraska v. Penn State. The only difference is that there are moments of quality basketball in the former game.

I agree that early entry into the NBA has hurt college basketball, but that's a totally different argument from the one that says the NBA isn't entertaining.

Mr. Rager

April 5th, 2012 at 10:09 AM ^

You cannot measure how much a "team sport" a team sport is.  Just because the shot clock is 35 seconds in the college game (compared to 24 in the NBA), and there is more passing - you are going to say that it's a more "team" game?  This is a dumb argument.

In fact, anyone saying they prefer to watch 40 minutes of college ball to 48 minutes of NBA ball is clearly comparing UK / KU to Wizards / Bobcats. I truly believe anyone that would choose to watch a college game (outside of when Michigan is playing) over a Thunder / Heat, Thunder / Bulls, Bulls / Heat game has something wrong in their head.  It is like saying you prefer watching little league baseball.  



April 5th, 2012 at 11:09 AM ^

how many charges do you see in the NBA?  almost none, because team defense in the nba is almost a myth.  it's all about isolation one-on-one for the star player on the team.  then ole defense in the paint so no one gets hurt.

no one will disagree that there is more talent in the nba, but yes, it is much less a "team" game.


April 5th, 2012 at 11:20 AM ^

Less charges?  This may result because you can't sag off your man as much.  Why?  Because the players are better and take advantage of the littlest space you give them.  Other reasons: more zone defense in college, no defensive three seconds in college, better offensive players, etc.


NBA offenses aren't about isolation.  They are about spacing, taking advantage of matchups, taking advantage of defensive mistakes, and creating the smallest window of opportunity.  This is because the players are too big, quick, long, and strong to run the same things against them offensively that you can in college.  This is very similar to comparing college football to the NFL.


April 5th, 2012 at 11:40 AM ^

I prefer any college football game to NFL games (outside of the Lions). I prefer any college basketball game to NBA games (outside of the Pistons). Some people like college sports better. There's nothing wrong with that. I like college athletics more because the atmosphere's are better and there are less fairweather fans for college teams from my experience. Nothing wrong with liking pro sports better either. But there is nothing inherently better about either level of competition. Don't be ignorant.


April 5th, 2012 at 9:59 AM ^

1.  The defense in the NBA is ridiculous.  It is completely different than any other form of basketball because of the ability and athleticism of the athletes.  You can't compare it to college.  There is a reason that you can't run the same stuff offensively in college that you can in the NBA (very similar to not being able to run the spread in the NFL).

2.  Losing some regular season game only matters in football.  So don't use this argument....and it doesn't matter for 95% of college basketball teams.  If Kentucky would have lost at Florida this year they still would have been the #1 overall seed and they still would have won the national championship.



April 5th, 2012 at 12:03 PM ^

I've always thought it would be interesting to collect and break down the demographics of those who watch college basketball but not the NBA, and vice versa. I think there probably would be a racial divide there.

It's one of the things that has always fascinated me about the college versus the NBA discussion.


April 5th, 2012 at 9:53 AM ^

me a while to get to this point, but I think the 1 year rule is really degrading the college game.  Kentucky winning the National Championship was hollow, it just does not resonate as something that was "worked for" and "fought for."  I say eliminate the rule and let players go straight to the league if that is what they are planning to do after one year.  Yes, college basketball would become a lot like college baseball, but at least you could develop a familiarity with a roster.  I am fine with more of Zach Novak and Stu Douglas.  I am pretty much over the Trey Burkes of the world.  Good luck to him, he seems like a good kid, but I am just over that entire song and dance.


April 5th, 2012 at 9:57 AM ^

In my opinion, the NBA should adopt a role similar to MLB.

You can enter the draft after HS, and if you don't like your drafting spot, you can withdraw and go to college. But if you do, you can't enter the draft for 3 years.

This would also mean, in my opinion, making the NBDL a true minor league, and not depending on the NCAA to do it.


April 5th, 2012 at 10:28 AM ^

the one and done rule is the worst of all worlds and is just a ridiculous charade.  At most the one and doners have to put in 1 semester of work.  What is the point of that?  If they are good enough to go pro after high school then go.  If not then they should stay in college for at least 2, if not 3 years.


April 5th, 2012 at 12:19 PM ^

I've heard this idea propsed a few times and I think it's pretty sound.

I'd be more in favor of something akin to what Bill Simmons proposed a few years back. IIRC it was something along the lines of creating a draft advisory board, made up of NBA GMs, coaches, and former players.

The goal is to have each kid go to college for three years, but kids can petition the draft advisory board to determine whether or not they may be permitted to enter the draft before the mandatory three years are completed. The draft board either gives them a yes, meaning they can enter the draft early, or a no, meaning they have to return to school and can petition the next year.

The basic idea behind it is to protect a lot of the kids from themselves, agents, and/or handlers, while making exceptions for those special instances where a kid is so good they don't need to go to college. So someone like LeBron could petition the board fresh out of high school and get a pass, meaning he'd go straight into the draft, while someone like DeSanga Diop would have been told to go to college and work on his game.

It's the best proposal I've heard that allows the college game to flourish, while also making exceptions for those who don't necessarily need to play college ball (or more than one year of college ball). 


April 5th, 2012 at 9:58 AM ^

I'd rather see the NBA go to the NHL model with everyone being eligible, and being drafted has nothing to do with signing, or to the MLB model. I'm not as familiar with their rules, but I believe there is no opting in out of high school, and before freshman year you either sign with the club or enroll in college and revoke your draft eligibility until after your junior year.

Either of those would make the college game a lot better, IMO, for all the same reasons we love college football. It would also help protect the Morris/Burke types as well.