Jan. 8, 2013
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) of the second-ranked University of Michigan men's basketball team was named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week today (Tuesday, Jan. 8) by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. It is the third accolade this week for Burke; he was selected as the Big Ten's Player of the Week and the National Player of the Week by collegesportsmadness.com
Burke helped U-M remain a perfect 15-0 on the season as he guided the Maize and Blue to a pair of Big Ten wins at Northwestern (94-66, Jan. 3) and Iowa (95-67, Jan. 6). He closed the week averaging 21.0 points, 8.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals while shooting 61.5 percent (16-for-26) from the field and 55.6 percent (5-for-9) from long range.
Beginning the week on the road, he tallied 23 points, five assists and career-best four steals at Northwestern. He finished the game 9-for-16 from the field, tying a career best with four three-pointers. He followed that by recording his third double-double with 19 points and a career-best 12 assists against Iowa.
This is the fourth season that the USBWA has selected a National Player of the Week. The Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week will be considered for the Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list, which will be released at mid-season and is the nation's oldest award, and the only one named after a former player.
U-M wraps up its short two-game homestand this Wednesday night (Jan. 9) by hosting Nebraska inside Crisler Center. Tipoff is at 7 p.m., and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Limited tickets are still available for the contest.
Michigan's Burke is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (USBWA; 1/7/13)
Burke, Robinson Sweep Big Ten Conference Weekly Honors (MGoBlue.com; 1/7/13)
Men's College Basketball Players of the Week (collegesportsmadness.com; 1/7/13)
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