Oct. 29, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's basketball sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) was named to the Associated Press preseason All-America team today (Monday, Oct. 29), as voted upon from a 65-member national media panel.
Joining Burke on the All-America team are Indiana's Cody Zeller, Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas, Creighton's Doug McDermott, Murray State's Isaiah Canaan and Lehigh's C.J. McCollum.
Recently selected to the Preseason All-Big Ten team at the conference media day, Burke has been named a preseason All-America second team member by Athlon and CBSSports.com, as well as a third-team selection by the Sporting News.
Last season, Burke was named U-M's first Associated Press All-America honorable mention since 1998, averaging 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists in his first season. He helped the Wolverines to a 24-10 record, a share of the Big Ten regular-season title and a second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. His 156 assists broke U-M's 27-year-old record for assists in a single season by a freshman, previously held by Gary Grant (140, 1984-85).
The Wolverines begin the 2012-13 campaign with a pair of exhibition contests at the newly renovated Crisler Center. U-M takes on Northern Michigan on Thursday, Nov. 1, followed with a Monday, Nov. 5, game against Saginaw Valley State. Both exhibition games are scheduled to tip at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast via MGoBlue.com All-Access.
Associated Press Preseason All-America Team
Cody Zeller, Indiana
Doug McDermott, Creighton
Isaiah Canaan, Murray State
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
C.J. McCollum, Lehigh
Trey Burke, Michigan
Others receiving votes: Kenny Boynton, Florida; Lorenzo Brown, North Carolina State; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State; Solomon Hill, Arizona; Pierre Jackson, Baylor; C.J. Leslie, North Carolina State; James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina; Tony Mitchell, North Texas; Mike Moser, UNLV; Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA; Nerlens Noel, Kentucky; Otto Porter, Georgetown; Phil Pressey, Missouri; Peyton Siva, Louisville; Michael Snaer, Florida State; Jeff Withey, Kansas.
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