The Associated Press has named Trey Burke the best college basketball player in the nation. Michigan’s sophomore point guard was officially named the AP’s 2013 men’s College Basketball Player of the Year on Thursday at the Final Four in Atlanta during an official news conference.
Burke was not present for the conference. He becomes the first Michigan player since Cazzie Russell in 1966 to win the player of the year honor.
Earlier this month, Burke was also named Sports Illustrated’s men’s player of the year.
From the AP release:
He received 31 votes Thursday from the same 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Otto Porter Jr. of Georgetown was second with 16 votes and Victor Oladipo of Indiana got 10. The voting ended on Selection Sunday.
Burke will now focus on the upcoming Final Four matchup against the Syracuse Orange as he hopes to continue his performance on the court and lead the Wolverines to a berth in the NCAA tournament championship game.
Congrats to Trey Burke on the honor.