Feb. 7, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- University of Michigan men's basketball sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) was named one of 12 midseason finalists today (Thursday, Feb. 7) for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award. The annual honor, presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, is named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, and recognizes the top point guards in men's college basketball.
Burke, who was recently named to the 12-player midseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy National Player of the Year award, has continued to guide U-M to its best start in program history as the Wolverines sport a 21-2 overall record and an 8-2 mark in Big Ten play.
In his second season with the Wolverines, Burke is averaging a career best for points (18.1), assists (7.2), field goal percentage (.487), three-point percentage (.379) and free throw percentage (.778). Burke leads the Big Ten with 7.2 assists per game, which is eighth in the nation (as of Feb. 3). He has led U-M in assists in all 23 games this season and has tallied four or more assists in all but one game. Burke is the first Big Ten player to average over 17 points and seven assists since Magic Johnson, who averaged 17.1 points and 8.4 assists during MSU's national title season of 1979.
Fans can vote for the top point guard via the Bob Cousy Award's website at www.cousyaward.com. The player that receives the most fan votes will earn one vote toward the final committee vote. Fan voting concludes March 7.
The current listing of 12 finalists will be narrowed down to five on March 11. The winner of the 2013 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at the Hall of Fame's Class Announcement on Championship Monday in Atlanta as part of NCAA Final Four weekend.
2013 Bob Cousy Award Finalists
Keith Appling, Michigan State
Lorenzo Brown, North Carolina State
Trey Burke, Michigan
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Matthew Dellavadova, Saint Mary's College
Pierre Jackson, Baylor
Shane Larkin, Miami
Phil Pressey, Missouri
Peyton Siva, Louisville
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
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