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Posted on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 : 10:46 a.m.

Trey Burke earns 2nd straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor, his 6th of the season

By Nick Baumgardner

Cody Zeller, you've got company.

Michigan basketball point guard Trey Burke picked up his second consecutive Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor Monday, tying Zeller, an Indiana freshman forward, for a league-leading sixth time this season.


Michigan freshman guard Trey Burke.

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The Wolverines (21-8, 11-5) went 1-1 last week, and Burke averaged 15.5 points, four assists at 3.5 rebounds in a victory against Northwestern and a loss to Purdue.

Burke is Michigan's leading scorer at 14.2 points per game. He also leads the team in assists at 4.8 per game and is fifth in rebounding at 3.4 per game. Burke has 10 blocks this season, second on the team, and 26 steals — tied for the team lead.

Zeller and Burke have been the consensus favorites for the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award for most of the season, with Zeller pacing all conference rookies at 15.4 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game.

Iowa guard Matt Gatens and Purdue forward Robbie Hummel shared the Big Ten's Player of the Week honor.

Michigan returns to action Thursday at Illinois (7 p.m.).

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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