Surprising starter Trey Burke shines at point guard for U-M
Rod Beard/ The Detroit News
Ann Arbor— In Michigan’s biggest game early in the season, Trey Burke found himself in an unexpected position — in the starting lineup.
Burke, a freshman from Columbus, Ohio, thought he would have at least a season to be Darius Morris’ understudy at point guard and ease his way into the lineup. But when Morris decided to leave for the NBA draft after his sophomore season, the Wolverines had a void that needed to be filled immediately.
Burke has taken the reins — and is learning the point guard position through all its ups and downs — as he looks to take the No. 20 Wolverines back to the NCAA Tournament.
“I watched Darius a lot last year and he performed at a very high level and I knew I had some big shoes to fill,” Burke said. “I was ready to take on the challenge and I was confident coming in and I knew I could step up and be a point guard for this team.”
Through nine games, Burke is second on the team in scoring (12.2 points) and leads the team in assists (4.6). He had his best game Saturday against Oakland, with a career-high 20 points, and matched his best with nine assists.
From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20111212/SPORTS0201/112120309/Surprising-starter-Trey-Burke-shines-at-point-guard-for-U-M#ixzz1gMksw6KN