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April 5, 2013

Trey Burke wins Wooden, Robertson awards

Trey Burke's mantle continues to fill up. He was named the Oscar Robertson and John R. Wooden Player of the Year today, adding to the AP and Sports Illustrated awards earlier this week.

Burke becomes the first Wolverine in program history to receive the Wooden Award and second to earn the Oscar Robertson, joining U-M legend Cazzie Russell (1966).

Here is a list of his other accomplishments according to MGoBlue.com.

  • Associated Press Men's Basketball National Player of the Year

  • Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year

  • First team All-American: John R. Wooden All-America Team, the Associated Press, the NABC, the USBWA, the Lute Olson All-America team, the Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com.

  • NCAA Tournament South Region Most Outstanding Player

  • Big Ten Player of the Year (coaches and media)

  • The only Big Ten player to score at least 15 points in every conference game.

  • Averaging a career best for points (18.8), assists (6.84), field goal percentage (46.4), three-point percentage (38.1), free throw percentage (80.8) and steals (1.59).

  • Became the seventh U-M sophomore to eclipse 1,000 career points and recently set the U-M single-season record and U-M sophomore record for assists (236).

  • Has scored in double figures in 36 games this season and 14 with 20-plus points, including a season-best 29 vs. Penn State on Feb. 17.


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