March 26, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's basketball freshman guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) was named to the 2012 Associated Press All-America honorable mention list today (Monday, March 26), adding to his numerous honors from his freshman campaign. Burke becomes the 29th Wolverine to earn the AP's postseason honor and the first since 1998.
Earlier this month, Burke was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year by the media, All-Big Ten second team from coaches and media and a unanimous selection to the conference all-freshman team.
He has also garnered a spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District VII second team and U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District 5 Team, as well as the All-America second team and Freshman All-America team by CBSSports.com. Throughout the season, Burke was awarded one Player of the Week and seven Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors.
In his first season at Michigan, Burke averaged 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists. He scored in double figures 30 times, breaking the 20-point barrier five times and the 30-point mark once -- in a career-high 30-point performance against Minnesota in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. His 156 assists broke U-M's 27-year-old record for freshman assists in a single season, previously held by U-M legend Gary Grant (140, 1984-85).
Michigan finished the season with a 24-10 overall record, including a 13-5 mark in Big Ten play -- its best conference record since the 1993-94 season. After earning a No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, the Wolverines topped No. 10 Minnesota, 73-69, in overtime in the quarterfinals before falling to Ohio State in the semifinals.
The Wolverines made their third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four seasons, receiving a No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region. U-M was eliminated by 13th-seeded Ohio University, 65-60, in the second round of the tournament. Michigan's 24 wins this season are the most in head coach John Beilein's five years at the helm of the program.
2012 Associated Press All-America Teams
Thomas Robinson, Kansas
Anthony Davis, Kentucky
Draymond Green, Michigan State
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
Doug McDermott, Creighton
Isaiah Canaan, Murray State
Marcus Denmon, Missouri
Tyler Zeller, North Carolina
Jae Crowder, Marquette
Kevin Jones, West Virginia
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky
Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas
John Jenkins, Vanderbilt
Kendall Marshall, North Carolina
Damian Lillard, Weber State
Harrison Barnes, North Carolina
Will Barton, Memphis
Julian Boyd, LIU Brooklyn
Ryan Broekhoff, Valparaiso
De'Mon Brooks, Davidson
Trey Burke, Michigan
Deonte Burton, Nevada
Torrey Craig, S.C.-Upstate
Paul Crosby, Mississippi Valley State
Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary's
LaRon Dendy, Middle Tennessee
Matt Dickey, UNC Asheville
Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State
Jorge Gutierrez, California
John Henson, North Carolina.
Robbie Hummel, Purdue
Pierre Jackson, Baylor
Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette
Perry Jones III, Baylor
Kris Joseph, Syracuse
Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut
Scott Machado, Iona
C.J. McCollum, Lehigh
Dominique Morrison, Oral Roberts
Mike Moser, UNLV
Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure
Kyle O'Quinn, Norfolk State
Darryl Partin, Boston University
Ryan Pearson, George Mason
Mason Plumlee, Duke
Patrick Richard, McNeese State
Austin Rivers, Duke
Zack Rosen, Pennsylvania
Mike Scott, Virginia
John Shurna, Northwestern
Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin
Dion Waiters, Syracuse
Casper Ware, Long Beach State
Mitchell Watt, Buffalo
Royce White, Iowa State
Isaiah Wilkerson, NJIT
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
Cody Zeller, Indiana
Burke Receives NABC All-District, CBSSports.com All-America Awards (3/14/2012)
NABC Announces All-District Teams (3/14/2012)
CBSSports.com All-America Teams (3/13/2012)
Burke, Novak Add More Awards to Their 2011-12 Honors List (3/6/2012)
Novak, Hardaway, Burke Collect Big Ten All-Conference Accolades (3/5/2012)
Contact: Tom Wywrot, Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423
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