The Wolverine

February 2018

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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72 THE WOLVERINE FEBRUARY 2018   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS tackles and was responsible for a fum- ble as a gunner in the Chiefs' 22-21 loss to Tennessee in the wild card round. • Blake Countess (2011-14), DB, Los Angeles Rams: Was fined $50,000 for a hit in the last regular-season game against San Francisco, but played in the Rams' 26-13 home loss to Atlanta in the wild card round and notched two tack- les (one solo). • Devin Funchess (2012-14), WR, Carolina Panthers: Caught four passes for 79 yards in Carolina's 31-26 loss at New Orleans in the wild card round. • Ben Gedeon (2014-16), LB, Minne- sota Vikings: Assisted on one tackle in the Vikings' 29-24 win over New Orleans in the divisional round … Also played in Minnesota's 38-7 loss at Philadelphia in the NFC Championship Game, but did not register a tackle. • Brandon Graham (2006-09), LB, Philadelphia Eagles: Notched two solo tackles (one for loss) and two quarter- back hurries in Philadelphia's 15-10 win over Atlanta in the divisional round … Started and had one quarterback hurry in the Eagles' 38-7 blowout of Minne- sota in the NFC Championship Game. • David Harris (2003-06), LB, New England Patriots: Was inactive for the Patriots' 35-14 win over Tennessee in the divisional round and their 24-20 victory versus Jacksonville in the AFC Championship Game. • Chad Henne (2004-07), QB, Jackson- ville Jaguars: Did not play in Jackson- ville's 45-42 win at Pittsburgh in the di- visional round or its 24-20 defeat at New England in the AFC Championship Game. • Taylor Lewan (2010-13), OT, Tennes- see Titans: Started at left tackle in the Ti- tans' 22-21 win at Kansas City in the wild card round and again in their 35-14 loss at New England in the divisional round. • Patrick Omameh (2009-12), OG, Jacksonville Jaguars: Started at left guard in the Jaguars' 45-42 win at Pitts- burgh in the divisional round and again in their 24-20 loss at New England in the AFC Championship Game. • Fitz Toussaint (2010-13), RB, Pitts- burgh Steelers: Returned two kicks 59 yards in Pittsburgh's 45-42 loss to Jack- sonville in the divisional round. • Jarrod Wilson (2012-15), S, Jack- sonville Jaguars: Broke up two passes and made a special teams tackle in Jacksonville's 45-42 win at Pittsburgh in the divisional round … Played in the Jaguars' 24-20 loss at New England in AFC Championship Game, but did not record a tackle. The NBA TREY BURKE JOINS TIM HARDAWAY JR. IN NEW YORK Michigan guards Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. are together again, and this time it's in the Big Apple. Both had big games to lead the New York Knicks past Burke's former team, the Utah Jazz, Jan. 19 after the former Wolverine joined the squad from Westchester of the G-League. Burke scored seven points in 15 minutes, playing the final nine min- utes of the game against Jazz. "I wanted to redefine myself," Burke told The New York Post of join- ing Westchester. "I didn't want to go into a situation like last year in Wash- ington. People didn't think it made sense, but I wanted to show what I can do on a consistent basis night in and night out with consistent minutes. "Now that I'm here with the Knicks, it's another process — hav- ing to reprove myself to get back on the court. I'm trying to learn as quick as possible. "I know what I'm capable of doing, and they know as well — which is why they called me up." Hardaway was happy to have his former teammate back with him. "All I know is he's definitely mak- ing the most of his opportunity right now," Hardaway said. "It was great to see him put on a performance like he did against his former team, and to see how poised he was, how ag- gressive he was defensively, offen- sively, making the right plays. "He's just got to continue to do that." Burke said Hardaway was a big reason he joined the Knicks' training camp in the final days during the fall. "I can just read him on the floor any- where, especially when he's coming downhill," Hardaway said. "It was immediate. I know his game so well. Even when I wasn't playing with him the past couple of years, I definitely watched him in Utah and Washington. "I still know what he can do on the court, and what he's able to do both offensively and defensively. It felt like old times." FORMER WOLVERINES ON NBA ROSTERS Through Jan. 22 • Trey Burke (Played at U-M from 2011-13), PG, New York Knicks: Has seen action in three games for 21-26 New York … Averaged 5.3 points, 2.7 assists and 1.0 rebound in 10.0 minutes per game. • Jamal Crawford (1999-2000), SF, Minnesota Timberwolves: Has played in 47 contests for 31-18 Minnesota … Averaged 9.5 points, 2.4 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per outing … Was shooting 40.9 percent overall and 33.5 percent from long range. • Tim Hardaway Jr. (2010-13), SF, New York Knicks: Missed all of Decem- ber and half of January with a leg in- jury, and has played in just 26 contests for the 21-26 Knicks … Averaged 18.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 32.9 minutes per game … Was shoot- ing 43.5 percent from the floor and 34.7 percent from long range. • Caris LeVert (2012-16), SG, Brook- lyn Nets: Has seen action in 45 games for the 18-29 Nets … Averaged 12.0 points, 4.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 26.8 minutes per contest … Was shoot- ing 42.3 percent from the floor and 34.0 percent from three-point range. • Glenn Robinson III (2012-14), SF, Indiana Pacers: Had yet to play but is expected to return to the 25-22 Pacers in late January after having ankle sur- gery stemming from an injury suffered during a preseason scrimmage. • Nik Stauskas (2012-14), SG, Brook- lyn Nets: Played sparingly as the 76er's 12th man before being traded to 18-29 Burke, who broke into the NBA with Utah, joined the New York Knicks and helped his new team knock off the Jazz 117-115 Jan. 19. 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