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Posted on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 : 1:16 p.m.

Michigan basketball freshman Trey Burke named honorable mention AP All-America

By Nick Baumgardner

This story was updated at 1:30 p.m.

Trey Burke's historic season just keeps getting more and more historic.

The Michigan basketball team's freshman point guard was named to The Associated Press' 2012 All-America team Monday as an honorable mention selection.

The co-Big Ten Freshman of the Year and second team All-Big Ten performer becomes the first Michigan player to receive AP All-America mention since Robert Traylor and Louis Bullock were honorable mention selections in 1998.

The last Michigan players to make either a first, second or third team AP All-America list were Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard in 1994.


Michigan freshman point guard Trey Burke, right, was named an honorable mention All-America player by the Associated Press on Monday.

Burke led the Wolverines in scoring last season with 14.8 points per game and also set the school's all-time record for assists in a season by a freshman with 156.

His future at Michigan, though, remains uncertain at the moment.

Last week, his father, Benji, confirmed that Burke would seek the counsel of the NBA draft advisory board, as he explores the possibility of leaving college for a future in professional basketball.

Burke has not made a decision yet. On Monday morning, Benji Burke confirmed to that the family has not heard back from the draft advisory board.

Making the first team this season were Kansas' Thomas Robinson, Kentucky's Anthony Davis, Michigan State's Draymond Green, Ohio State's Jared Sullinger and Creighton's Doug McDermott.

Green and Sullinger were the only Big Ten players selected to the first, second or third team.

Burke, Purdue senior Robbie Hummel, Northwestern senior John Shurna, Wisconsin senior Jordan Taylor and Indiana freshman Cody Zeller all received honorable mention status.

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan basketball for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.

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Tue, Mar 27, 2012 : 2:36 p.m.

Trey will never make it big in the NBA with just one year of development in college. He's too small and lacks the experience and coaching he would get in another year or two in college. The NBA needs to come up with a drafting plan like the NFL. Too many young men have had their careers destroyed after being one years phenoms.


Mon, Mar 26, 2012 : 8:23 p.m.

gee..another reason why this guy might not come back!!! i hope am WRONG !!!