Trey Burke

College: Michigan

Birthday: 11/12/1992

NBA Position: PG

Class: Sophomore

Ht: 6-1.25

Wt: 187

WSPN: 6-5.5

Reach: 8-1.5

Hometown: Columbus, OH

High School: Northland High School

DRAFTED NO. 9 OVERALL BY THE UTAH JAZZ (VIA MINNESOTA)

Ceiling: Terrell Brandon

Basement: Kenny Anderson

NBA Comparison: 

 

Strengths:

  • Speed, Quickness
  • Great Pace
  • Strength
  • Basketball IQ
  • Good Passer
  • Quality Shooter
  • NBA 3PT Range
  • Fearless Scorer

Weaknesses:

  • Size
  • Athleticism
  • Defensive Liability

Analysis:

04/04/2012
Today Burke announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft and leave Michigan officially per CBS and Jeff Goodman.

TREY BURKE RETURNED TO SCHOOL FOR HIS SOPHOMORE SEASON

Burke has been an interesting surprise this season as he really played well all year. He is a pass-first point guard by nature that can set his teammates up in good scoring position. As the season progressed Burke evolved into a primary scorer for the Wolverines, mainly as a three-point shooter. The burst Burke has allows him to get into the lane setting up his ability to hit those threes. Offensively Burke is a well rounded, but developing prospect.

Late in the season Burke became more of a scorer overshadowing his decision-making abilities and hampering his teammates production. His scoring was by design, but was not what you want to see from an undersized point guard.

Burke is listed at 6-1 and will likely prove to be closer to 5-11 at the Combine.

Defense is where their is cause for concern. The lack of natural size and strength hurts Burke against traditional point guards. He is very compact and strong despite his height, but still very undersized. As a scoring point guard that will not translate. As a pass-first point guard he will have a better chance to make the transition.

Some speak to Burke’s success as a “system point guard” because he is a Beilein guy. That may be so. Either way Burke is a talent young prospect headed to the NBA and falls between 30-45 in my estimation. He has fans in the right places which could make him the Cory Joseph of this years draft.

 

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