Many pundits believed the Utah Jazz got somewhat of a steal when they were able to acquire the rights to ninth pick of the 2013 NBA Draft from the Minnesota Timberwolves, which wound up being Michigan Wolverines’ point guard Trey Burke.
There was a lot of chatter that Burke could have gone second overall to the Orlando Magic (they selected Indiana Hoosiers’ shooting guard Victor Oladipo), but instead the 2012-13 College Basketball Player of the Year had a small fall.
That may have bothered Burke at the time, but he is clearly happy in Utah.
According to Spencer Checketts of 1280 The Zone in Salt Lake City, Utah, Burke has enjoyed his time in Utah during his rookie season and wants to remain with the Jazz long term.
.@Trey_Burke3 on Salt Lake City and playing for the Jazz: “I love it here. I plan on staying here for as long as they’ll let me.”
— Spencer Checketts (@1280Spence) April 3, 2014
Burke is probably behind Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers as far as winning the Rookie of the Year Award goes, but he has still had a fine first season, averaging 12.5 points, 5.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game.