Dec. 20, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- University of Michigan men's basketball sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) has been named as one of 80 candidates for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year award today (Thursday, Dec. 20) by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
It is the third national award watch list Burke has been selected for this season. He was also named to the Naismith Player of the Year watch list by the Atlanta Tipoff Club and the John R. Wooden Award list by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
This season, Burke has led Michigan to a perfect 11-0 start, the NIT Season Tip-Off title and a No. 2 national ranking. He is averaging 18.0 points, a Big Ten best 7.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He is the only Wolverines to score in double figures in all 11 games, including four 20-plus point performances. His 18-point, 11-assist game against N.C. State on Nov. 27 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge not only gave him his first career double-double but helped him become the 19th Wolverine to post 10 or more assists in a game. Burke was recently named the Big Ten's Player of the Week after his season-best 27 points in the win against West Virginia (Dec. 15).
Candidates for the Cousy Award will be narrowed down to a final 20 around Jan. 1, with the final 10 near Feb. 1 and final five by approximately March 1. A premier Selection Committee has been appointed by the Hall of Fame to review the final five candidates in contention for the nation's top collegiate point guard award.
Contact: Tom Wywrot, Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423