Apr 6, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (3) dribbles as Syracuse Orange guards Michael Carter-Williams (1) and Brandon Triche (20) defend in the second half of the semifinals during the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Scouting Report: Trey Burke

 

Trey Burke burst onto the scene in March during the NCAA tournament.  Anyone who follows college basketball probably already knew about Burke because he looked to be a lottery pick but everyone else who only tunes in for March Madness found out real quick that this kid is the real deal.  I was a fan of Burke before the tournament hit and thought he would go somewhere fairly close to where the Jazz were picking at 14.  The tournament changed everything.  Burke not only was able to take over games by scoring and hitting insane jump shots that have no business going in but he also was unselfish and distributed the ball to his teammates.  I don’t think you can ask more of a point guard then how Trey Burke performed in that tournament which is exactly why he is now projected as a top 5 pick in the draft this June.  Here’s my analyses on Burke’s game.  I’ve listed pros and cons, understand that the pros are definitely going to outweigh the cons of this player.

 

Player Profile

 

Name: Trey Burke

DOB: November 12, 1992

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 190 lbs.

College: Michigan Wolverines

Year: Sophomore

 

Freshman Statistics

 

Season GP MPG PPG FG% 3FG% FT% APG RPG BPG SPG
2011-12 34 36.1 14.8 43.3 34.8 74.4 4.6 3.5 0.4 0.9

 

Sophomore Statistics

 

Season GP MPG PPG FG% 3FG% FT% APG RPG BPG SPG
2012-13 39 35.3 18.6 46.3 38.4 80.1 6.7 3.2 0.5 1.6

 

Career Statistics

 

Career GP MPG PPG FG% 3FG% FT% APG RPG BPG SPG
73 35.7 16.9 44.9 36.7 77.6 5.7 3.3 0.5 1.3

 

Pros

 

-Great Ball handler who sees the floor well

-Court general who distributes and sets up his teammates well

-Great assist to turnover ratio

-Has the ability to beat anyone off the dribble and get to the hoop

-Above average shooter and can shoot from anywhere on the floor

-Looks to be a leader and wants to have the ball in his hands during tight games

 

Cons

 

-A little bit undersized that some bigger NBA point guards might try to take advantage of

 

Worst Case

Jarrett Jack

 

Best Case

Chris Paul

 

Below I’ve included a video of Trey being interviewed at the NBA Combine.

 

 

Work ethic seems to be everything for this guy.  If he gets in the gym and works hard on his game I can see him being a Chris Paul like player.  He has the ability to take over games but also distributes the ball at a high level.  It’s hard to tell what kind of player he will be before he reaches the NBA but if he has the right attitude and gets in the gym and puts in the time the sky is the limit for this kid.  I see him as a serious rookie of the year candidate and a future all-star and the best point guard to come out of this draft.

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