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Michigan’s Trey Burke Wins Naismith Award

Apr 5, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (3) dribbles during practice for the 2013 NCAA Mens Final Four at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverines point guard Trey Burke continues to add hardware to his trophy case after receiving another player of the year award. On Thursday, Burke was named the AP Player of the Year, and on Sunday the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced that Burke was named the winner of the Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T.

Trey is a selfless player who works hard to make his teammates better every day,” Michigan head coach John Beilein said. “He has provided tremendous leadership all season long and has played at an extremely high level every game.

“Trey is a joy to coach and we are fortunate to have him as a floor leader. Trey is a great ambassador for the University of Michigan and will represent the Naismith Trophy with great pride.”

Burke beat out Doug McDermott (Creighton), Victor Oladipo (Indiana) and Otto Porter Jr. (Georgetown) for the honor.

Burke will now turn his focus to leading the Wolverines to their first national title since 1989 when they face off against the Louisville Cardinals Monday night in Atlanta for the 2013 NCAA tournament title.

Michigan is the hottest team in the nation, but it will be interesting to see how they perform against the emotionally charged Cardinals in the tournament final.

Topics: Michigan Wolverines, Naismith Award, Trey Burke

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