#3 Trey Burke | G

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 180

Position: Point Guard

Team: Michigan

Class: Sophomore

Right-handed… Burke was not on any draft boards when he walked onto the Michigan campus, but has created a great amount of buzz with his play. He has showed poise when the Wolverines needed him to and displayed the ability to run a veteran team for such a young player. Burke was known as a shoot-first point guard in high school and still has those talents, but is a work-in-progress as a pure point guard. He has solid strength and plays with physicality, helping him on both ends of the floor…. Burke has displayed very good decision-making, especially creating space with his range on his jump shot, but the ability to get by his defender and drive-and-kick to an open wing or slashing big man. He has the vision to see the floor well and run the team in transition and the half-court offense. With his poise, he plays much more mature than his age and class year suggests…

Burke is not a great athlete and is a bit undersized for an NBA point guard, but his play has dazzled scouts thus far. He is not an overwhelming athlete by NBA standards, projecting him to struggle scoring the ball and getting into the lane as well as he does at the college ranks. Burke can lose focus and aggressiveness at times, handing the team over to another wing and becoming a lost option on offense… Defensively, Burke needs to improve his play. He does not have top-end lateral quickness, nor the mentality to be a lock-down defender…
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