The Wolverine

November 2012

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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Inside Michigan ATHLETICS Trey Burke Earns T National Honors recognition to a national spotlight, heading into his second season. Sophomore point guard Trey Burke has been named to the Associated Press preseason All-America squad, voted on by a 65-member national media panel. In fact, precisely half of the six- he Big Ten's 2011-12 Freshman of the Year has taken a leap in member All-America team consists of Big Ten performers. Joining Burke on the elite unit are Indiana's Cody Zeller, Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas, Creighton's Doug McDermott, Mur- ray State's Isaiah Canaan and Le- high's C.J. McCollum. A member of the preseason All-Big Ten squad, Burke has also earned second-team All-America notice from Athlon and, along with third-team notice by Sporting News. Burke garnered Associated Press All-America honorable mention no- tice for his freshman efforts, which included averaging 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists a game. He directed coach John Beilein's of- fense on the way to a share of the Big Ten title and an NCAA Tournament berth, the Wolverines posting a 24-10 record. The freshman dished out 156 assists on the season, breaking the 27-year- old Michigan single-season assist re- cord by a rookie, previously held by Gary Grant with 140 in 1984-85. "He looked like he's gotten stron- ger," former U-M standout and pres- ent ESPN college basketball analyst 14 THE WOLVERINE NOVEMBER 2012 Burke was elected to the six-member Associated Press preseason All-America team by a 65-member national media panel. Tim McCormick said of Burke, after seeing him in a recent Michigan prac- tice. "He was very frail last year, and I thought he wore down a little bit. "The other thing, this was clearly PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN his team. It wasn't overt. It was more subtle. He was telling players where to go. He was running his offense. He had taken ownership of this Michi- gan basketball team."

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