After two seasons in Ann Arbor, National Player of the Year, point guard Trey Burke, has announced he will be leaving the University of Michigan to enter the 2013 NBA Draft.
Burke made has announcement Sunday afternoon at a press conference held at Crisler Center. It was not much of a surprise, as he has been regarded as a high lottery pick in many NBA mock drafts.
Burke leaves Michigan as one of the most decorated players in program history, and will without a doubt have his number in the Crisler Center rafters one day, alongside greats such as Cazzie Russell and Glen Rice.
Trey Burke led the Wolverines on one of the most memorable NCAA Tournament runs in school history this past season, leading them all the way to the national title game where they lost to Louisville. John Beilein’s tenure at Michigan has always included great point guard play, and Burke is now the gold standard for that position. ESPN’s Chad Ford currently has him going sixth overall to the New Orleans Hornets.
His replacement will likely come in the form of incoming freshman Derrick Walton, but the breakout performer from the NCAA Tournament Final, would-be-sophomore Spike Albrecht could also be in the mix.
With Burke’s decision, there are still potentially three other Wolverines who could go pro: Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary, and Tim Hardaway, Jr. We will pass along any information on their status as it becomes available to us.