March 28, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- University of Michigan men's basketball sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) was voted one of five members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America first team, today (Thursday, March 28), which represents the best college basketball players across the country.
Led by Burke, U-M advanced to its first Sweet Sixteen in 19 years (1994) after wins over No. 13 seed South Dakota State (71-56) and No. 5 seed VCU (78-53) at the Auburn Hills Regional played at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Wolverines currently own a 28-7 record, marking the most wins in a season in 20 years.
Burke is averaging a career best for points (18.8), assists (6.74), field goal percentage (47.0), three-point percentage (38.7), free throw percentage (80.1) and steals (1.57). This season, he became just the seventh U-M sophomore to eclipse 1,000 career points and recently set the U-M single-season record and U-M sophomore record for assists (236). Burke has scored in double figures in 34 games this season and 13 with 20-plus points, including a season-best 29 vs. Penn State on Feb. 17. The Big Ten Player of the Year (coaches and media) was the only Big Ten player to score at least 15 points in every conference game.
Joining the Burke on the first team are Indiana's Victor Oladipo, Creighton's Doug McDermott, Georgetown's Otto Porter Jr. and Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk.
Other selections from the Big Ten Conference include Indiana's Cody Zeller on the second team and Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas as a member of the third team.
Burke and the Wolverines will face No. 3 Kansas on Friday night (March 29, 6:37 p.m. CDT) in Arlington, Texas, in the North Texas Regional Semifinal.
2013 NABC COACHES' DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
Trey Burke, Michigan, 6-0, 190, Sophomore, Guard, Columbus, Ohio
Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6-8, 225, Junior, Forward, Ames, Iowa
Otto Porter, Jr., Georgetown, 6-8, 205, Sophomore, Forward, Morley, Mo.
Victor Oladipo, Indiana, 6-5, 214, Junior, Guard, Upper Marlboro, Md.
Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga, 7-0, 238, Junior, Forward, Kamloops, B.C., Canada
2013 NABC COACHES' DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Shane Larkin, Miami, 5-11, 176, Sophomore, Guard, Orlando, Fla.
Ben McLemore, Kansas, 6-5, 185, Freshman, Guard, St. Louis, Mo.
Mason Plumlee, Duke, 6-10, 235, Senior, Forward, Warsaw, Ind.
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, 6-4, 225, Freshman, Guard, Flower Mound, Texas
Cody Zeller, Indiana, 7-0, 240, Sophomore, Forward, Washington, Ind.
2013 NABC COACHES' DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
Allen Crabbe, California, 6-6, 210, Junior, Guard, Los Angeles, Calif.
Russ Smith, Louisville, 6-0, 165, Junior, Guard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State, 6-7, 215, Junior, Forward, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Jeff Withey, Kansas, 7-0, 235, Senior, Center, San Diego, Calif.
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State, 6-4, 190, Senior, Guard, St. Cloud, Minn.
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