Quick links:
 Latest Team Rankings
 Free Rivals Alerts
 Member Services
ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports

May 8, 2013

Burke up for another award

NBA Draft-bound Trey Burke has earned nearly every award college basketball could dole out this year, including consensus national player of the year acclaim. Now he's drawing consideration for an even bigger award.

Burke has been named one of five finalists for Sports Illustrated's inaugural Male College Athlete of the Year award. Volkswagen is the presenting sponsor.

Others on the list are Cornell's Kyle Dake (wrestling), USC's Khaled Holmes (football), St. Cloud State's Drew LeBlanc (hockey) and Duke's Tyler Thornton (basketball). Criteria for the award includes performance on the field and academically, as well as sportsmanship and commitment to community.

Finalists will be featured in the magazine's May 27 issue (hitting newsstands on May 22), and the winner profiled with video on SI.com on May 22.

Burke finished the 2012-13 season averaging career bests in points (18.6), assists (6.67), field goal percentage (46.3), three-point percentage (38.4), free throw percentage (80.1) and steals (1.59). He scored in double figures in 37 of 39 games this season.

Burke achieved the fifth-highest point total in U-M history with 727 and became just the sixth Wolverine to record 700-plus points in a single season. He was the only Big Ten player to score at least 15 points in every conference game. Burke recorded 67 double-figure scoring games among 73 in his career, including 20 contests with 20 or more points.

Burke is bound for the 2013 NBA Draft, slated for June 27, 2013.

  • Bring TheWolverine.com to your mobile platform. Download the app for either the iPhone or Android platforms.

  • Learn more about our monthly publication, The Wolverine Magazine, here.

  • Follow us on Twitter: @TheWolverineMag, @JB_Wolverine, @Balas_Wolverine, @Spath_Wolverine, @AReid_Wolverine, and @TimS_Wolverine.

  • Like us on Facebook.

  • And share this story:








  • Michigan NEWS

    [More]

    Latest Headlines:


     

    Rivals.com is your source for: College Football | Football Recruiting | College Basketball | Basketball Recruiting | College Baseball | High School | College Merchandise
    Site-specific editorial/photos TheWolverine.com. All rights reserved. This website is an officially and independently operated source of news and information not affiliated with any school or team.
    About | Advertise with Us | Contact | Privacy Policy | About our Ads | Terms of Service | Copyright/IP policy | Yahoo! Sports - NBC Sports Network

    Statistical information 2014 STATS LLC All Rights Reserved.