Burke named Big Ten Player of Year, Sporting News All-American
2:51 PM, Mar 11, 2013
9:03 PM, Mar 11, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan point guard Trey Burke has been named Big Ten player of the year by both a media panel and league coaches.
Burke and Indiana's Victor Oladipo are also considered national player of the year candidates. Indiana edged Michigan 72-71 on Sunday to win the outright conference title.
The media's All-Big Ten first team is Burke, Oladipo, Cody Zeller of Indiana and Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State. The coaches went with almost the same exact group, except Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. replaced Craft.
Both the media and the coaches named Gary Harris of Michigan State freshman of the year and Bo Ryan of Wisconsin coach of the year.
Oladipo was named defensive player of the year by the coaches.
Earlier Monday, Burke has been honored by The Sporting News as a first team All-American player.
Burke is joined on the first team by Indiana's Oladipo, Georgetown's Otto Porter, Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk and Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart.
Burke averaged 19.2 points and 6.8 assists per game while leading Michigan to a 25-6 record. The sophomore guard has been the centerpiece to this year's team, sparking offensive rallies and providing leadership both on and off the court.
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