Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 5:01 pm  |  5 responses

Trey Burke Named AP Player of the Year

Before tipping off this Saturday night against Syracuse in the Final Four, University of Michigan point guard Trey Burke has some hardware to add to his shelf. Congratulations, Trey!!

Via ESPN.com:

Trey Burke, the sophomore point guard who led Michigan to the Final Four, has been selected The Associated Press’ college basketball player of the year.

The Big Ten Player of the Year, Burke was the leader of a team that at times had four freshmen on the court with him but he still managed to average 19.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists.

Burke received 31 votes Thursday from the same 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Otto Porter Jr. of Georgetown was second with 16 votes andVictor Oladipo of Indiana got 10. The voting ended on Selection Sunday.

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  • roscoe

    it’s seems insufficient to me to elect a winner before the playoffs are over.

    isn’t the mvp the guy holding the trophy at the very end & is the mvp of his team?

  • simba

    That makes more sense but i dont think NCAA worries about logic. Remember when jimmer won it over kemba…

  • JL

    Kinda weird the Player of the Year isn’t even usually the first pick of the draft. Nor do the prove people wrong by becoming better than the first picks. Shows how hard it is to get the draft right.

  • roscoe

    its the circle of life, right simba?

  • http://twitter.com/rachelcortez73 Rachel Cortez

    Now if ever there were a player worthy of this award. Congrats to Trey Burke. Enter the draft…IT’S YOUR TIME!!!