The Wolverine

August 2022*

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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AUGUST 2022 THE WOLVERINE 13   INSIDE MICHIGAN ATHLETICS Walk-on guard Ian Burns is entering his second year at Michigan, after ap- pearing in two contests in 2021-22 — versus Nebraska Dec. 7 and Pur- due Feb. 10. He filled a key role on the Maize and Blue's scout team, playing multiple positions, including point guard, and helped U-M reach its fifth consecutive Sweet 16. Here are some facts about Burns that you may not have known: Best Aspect Of Being From Win- netka, Ill.: "I live about three minutes from Lake Michigan, so it's really nice being able to go to the lake in the summer, and then also being 20 min- utes outside of Chicago." Nickname: "A lot of people call me 'Burnsy.'" Favorite Restaurant In Ann Arbor: "No Thai! or Palio." Best Meal He Can Cook By Himself: "Some salmon, asparagus and sweet potatoes." Favorite Professional Athlete: "[Mi- ami Heat guard] Tyler Herro, because he's from Wisconsin, close to where I'm from. He's a shooter and has some swag to him. I like him a lot. My senior quote was from Tyler Herro — 'I got love for you haters.'" Sport He Enjoys Playing Besides Basketball: "I'm a big golfer." Favorite TV Show: "'Hawaii Five-O'." Favorite Movie: "'Star Wars: The Em- pire Strikes Back'." Why He Chose Michigan: "I grew up a Michigan fan, and even if it wasn't for basketball, this is a school where I would want to be. Coming to the bas- ketball camps, football games growing up, I just fell in love with the school a long time ago." What He Hopes To Do After Michi- gan: "I'm in the business school, so I definitely want to do something along those lines — probably in commercial real estate. I may want to move to New York after college and try to find a job somewhere there, and live there for a couple years, then probably end up back in Chicago. But I definitely want to do something business related." Favorite Memory At Michigan: "Beating Tennessee [in the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament], for sure. That was awesome. Tennessee was the best team that we played last season, and we just played the best game of our year. Every single guy on our team stepped. It was so much fun afterwards. In the locker room, Chris Webber and Ray Jackson were in there. And throwing water on Juwan, that was fun." Overall Experience At Michigan: "I've had every single emotion pos- sible. Being on the basketball team, there are highs and lows, but I couldn't ask for anything else. Just being at a school like Michigan, the guys on the team are awesome. And that's part of the game. You're going to win games and you're going to lose games, but I've still got three more years to try to win a lot more." — Clayton Sayfie Burns played for Mac Irvin Fire, the same AAU program that produced Michigan junior Jace Howard. PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL Getting To Know Men's Basketball Sophomore Ian Burns A former member of the U-M men's soc- cer team died after a hit-and-run accident on July 9. Carter Payne was a defender who played for Tormenta FC of the United Soc- cer League in Statesboro, Ga., and played at Michigan from 2019-20. He was 20 years old. "South Georgia Tormenta FC are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Tormenta FC 2 defender David Carter Payne," the orga- nization said in a statement. "A member of Tormenta FC 2's 2022 USL League Two team, Payne was a tremendous athlete, teammate and friend, and he will be sorely missed by everyone involved at the club." The Statesboro Police told WTOC in Savan- nah, Ga., that Payne was struck on a Lime scooter around 1 a.m. He was heading to- ward Georgia Southern University's campus when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver fled the scene afterward. Payne was flown to a nearby hospital before dying from the injuries suffered. "We are devastated to confirm the tragic loss of Carter Payne," the men's soccer pro- gram said on social media. "We grieve the loss of our brother, teammate and extraordi- nary student-athlete. We extend our hearts and love to his family at this extremely tragic time." Payne, who was an Academic All-Big Ten performer in 2020, made eight starts in 10 games during his freshman season but did not play during his sophomore year. He was a native of Phoenix and played for Barcelona Residency Academy in Casa Grande, Ariz., prior to enrolling at Michigan. "We are devastated by the tragic loss of one of our own, Barca alum, Carter Payne," the academy stated. "Carter was an extraordinary brother, teammate, and student-athlete who will be sorely missed. We send our love and support to Carter's family and friends during this extremely difficult time." — Anthony Broome U-M Men's Soccer Mourns Loss Of Former Player Former U-M soccer player Carter Payne was tragically killed July 9 in a hit-and- run accident in Savannah, Ga. PHOTO COURTESY MICHIGAN ATHLETICS

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