April 5, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After leading the University of Michigan men's basketball program to its first Final Four appearance in 20 years, sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) earned the John R. Wooden Award and U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Oscar Robertson Trophy, presented to the Men's Basketball Division I National Player of the Year, today (Friday, April 5).
He becomes the first Wolverine in program history to receive the Wooden Award and second to earn the Oscar Robertson, joining U-M legend Cazzie Russell (1966).
The Oscar Robertson Award, given annually by the USBWA, was formerly known as the USBWA Player of the Year Award until it was renamed in honor of two-time award winner, Oscar Robertson, in 1998. Russell garnered the USBWA Player of the Year Award in 1966.
Associated Press Men's Basketball National Player of the Year
Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year
First team All-American: John R. Wooden All-America Team, the Associated Press, the NABC, the USBWA, the Lute Olson All-America team, the Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com.
NCAA Tournament South Region Most Outstanding Player
Big Ten Player of the Year (coaches and media)
The only Big Ten player to score at least 15 points in every conference game.
Averaging a career best for points (18.8), assists (6.84), field goal percentage (46.4), three-point percentage (38.1), free throw percentage (80.8) and steals (1.59).
Became 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).
Has scored in double figures in 36 games this season and 14 with 20-plus points, including a season-best 29 vs. Penn State on Feb. 17.
Burke and the rest of the Wolverines take to the court tomorrow (Saturday, April 6) in the Final Four against Syracuse.
Contact: Tom Wywrot, Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423