Michigan Wolverines point guard Trey Burke has one of the biggest nights of his life ahead of him. As the NBA Draft approaches he is still trying to gauge where he’ll go and how long he’ll be waiting in the green room.
“Anywhere from 2 to 8 is the range I’m expecting to go,” Burke said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I really don’t know what team I’m going to or where I would fall to. I’m just excited for all opportunities.”
That singles out Orlando, Washington, Charlotte, Phoenix, New Orleans, Sacramento, and Detroit. The Pistons sitting at #8 makes sense as the safety net for Burke. An organization having the chance to pick a local kid to lead them into the future might not be something they could pass up.
“I’m here at the NBA draft, so this is a dream come true for me,” Burke said. “It’s a little overwhelming. I wouldn’t say frustrating. It’s a long process and, like I said, not knowing where you’re going it gives me some type of concerns, but it still gives me some type of hope knowing that I’m going to be in the green room. That’s all that matters.”
One thing remains certain, where ever Burke goes he’ll have a smile on his face.
“I’m not going to get up with a frown or a regular look. I’m going to smile because I’m going to be happy for what I just accomplished. I’m going to hug my family, go up there and shake (commissioner David Stern’s) hand with a smile on my face.”