The weeks directly after the end of every college basketball season are always very interesting. Decisions and speculation about future decisions make just as much news as a great win or a tough loss during the season. I want to take this opportunity to give our friends and fans an update since my last post two weeks ago.
First, I would like to note that Wednesday's reports of Trey Burke's decision to enter the NBA draft were premature.
My coaching staff and I have met with Trey and his parents several times over the past two weeks. Collectively, we have gathered and shared with each of them some necessary information that we feel will help Trey make the most informed decision for his future.
The Burke family has been very receptive to our assistance and appreciates that we have encouraged Trey to take his time and look at all of his options between now and the April 10 deadline.
With only one full week of classes remaining, Trey and his teammates, like all students at Michigan, are working diligently to complete their assignments and prepare for final exams.
The entire team has really worked hard in our postseason practice over the past few weeks. I love the progress of our returning talent; they are playing with great confidence and swagger. The leadership roles are evolving in a very positive way as the veterans step up and lead the team. The attitude has been great and the energy very high for each and every workout. Our three redshirt athletes have all had some very impressive moments in recent drills and scrimmages as well.
Stu, Zack and Corey have also attended many of our team workouts as they prepare for the opportunities they may have after graduation later this month. Those three have brilliant futures waiting for them down whatever path they choose.
We are all looking forward to seeing so many of our friends at the celebration of our Big Ten championship on Tuesday, April 10, at the Annual Awards Celebration Dinner. The Celebration is a sellout and will be held for the first time at our beautiful new William Davidson Player Development Center.