Michigan State AD Mark Hollis tweets NBA draft advice to Michigan PG Trey Burke
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
Michigan basketball point guard Trey Burke apparently is tired of hearing it from all angles when it comes to his decision on where he'll play next season.
Burke, who is currently deciding whether he'll return to Michigan next season or opt for the NBA draft, expressed his frustrations via Twitter on Wednesday.
"EVERYONE got something to say," Burke tweeted, "smh I thought this was my life!"
Shortly after Burke's tweet, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis offered up some advice of his own to the current Wolverine point guard.
"My advice," Hollis wrote, "believe in YOUR heart & mind, everything else is interference. People seek u out is better than those that seek u."
Hollis then later re-tweeted Burke's original message, and prefaced the post by writing "#respect."
Several hours after the fact, a Twitter message from Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon's account appeared in response.
"Mark Hollis had good intentions," Brandon wrote, "but made a mistake. Not appropriate to tweet one of our student-athletes.
"Won't happen again. End of story."
Michigan coach John Beilein has yet to make a public comment on Burke's situation.
Burke averaged 14.8 points per game last season for Michigan, helping the Wolverines win a share of their first Big Ten title in 26 seasons. He also set the school's single-season freshman assist record, was named co-Big Ten Freshman of the Year and earned the school's first Associated Press All-America mention since 1998.
Last week, Burke's father Benji confirmed that his son is currently seeking advice from the NBA's undergraduate advisory counsel.
"We figured we had to at least see what's going on," Benji told AnnArbor.com last week. "That's where we're at. We're wanting to see where we're at and go from there.
"Trey just got to Ann Arbor. We just got here, and now we're talking about him leaving. It's just tough, it's a tough decision but hopefully, we'll be back in Crisler this year. ... As of now, we're coming back. But anything can change. We're open."
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