Michigan's Trey Burke wins second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
Entering the season, the biggest question surrounding the Michigan basketball program was whether freshman point Trey Burke could fill the shoes of ex-point guard Darius Morris.
That's not really a question any longer.
For the second time in three weeks, Burke was honored by the Big Ten Conference for his stellar play by being named the league's Freshman of the Week on Monday.
Burke, who also won the award on Nov. 28, dropped in a career-high 20 points to go along with nine assists Saturday in a 90-80 win over Oakland at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Thirteen of Burke's 20 points and seven of his nine assists came after halftime against the Golden Grizzlies, as Michigan had its highest scoring output since 2009.
In addition, Burke has played more minutes than any other freshman in the league, as he's racked up 32.6 minutes per game this season for Michigan.
Indiana's Christian Watford and Michigan State's Draymond Green earned co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors.
Michigan returns to the court Tuesday when it hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff. (7 p.m., ESPNU)
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