Trey Burke says if he and Michigan have a great 2012-13 season, he'll likely lean toward NBA
Trey Burke's made no bones about how difficult his recent decision was.
But what about next year?
"If I have a great season, and we go far, I probably will lean towards coming out," Burke told Dime Magazine in a recent Q&A interview. "I can’t really speak on that right now, it’s too early.
"But I definitely will look into it and my coaches will help me look into it because they understand the type of situation I’m in."
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The co-Big Ten Freshman of the Year ultimately opted to return to Michigan with the hopes of competing for a Big Ten and national championship, putting his NBA dreams on hold.
"It got stressful a couple times, for the simple fact that I really didn't know what I (was going to) do," Burke said earlier this month. "You hear voices from everywhere and people surround you. You don't really know who to listen to besides your family and the coaching staff. It got stressful a couple times.
"It was a learning experience, (because) I'd never experienced anything like that."
In the Dime Magazine interview, Burke said he and his parents' main concern during his decision-making process was making sure he was solidly projected as a first-round choice if he decided to come out. In the end, Burke told Dime his parents felt "it was safer for me to come back and get another year of education."
Burke added that he spoke closely with Michigan coach John Beilein about the entire process, as well as Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars -- father of former Michigan guard Jordan Dumars.
Burke has continually chose not to discuss the results of the NBA's undergraduate advisory board's report, per Beilein's request.
"I just felt like it was the right decision for me to make," Burke told Dime. "After talking it over with my family, the coaching staff, we kind of pretty much just broke down the pros and cons of leaving and staying, and I felt like the right decision was to stay.
"With the recruits we have coming in, with the players that we have coming back, we have a great chance of being a Final Four, if not a National Championship team."
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