Trey Burke joins elite company again
March, 22, 2012
By Michael Rothstein | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/Carlos OsorioTrey Burke joined some elite company in leading his team in points and assists as a freshman.Michigan guard Trey Burke just completed a season where he went from an underrated prospect to one of the best guards in the Big Ten.
He earned half of the league's Rookie of the Year along with Indiana's Cody Zeller, guided Michigan to a NCAA tournament berth and made some almost forget about last year's point guard, Darius Morris.
He also finished his season with something else. In scoring 504 points and setting a Michigan freshman record with 156 assists, he became the 10th freshman in the Big Ten since 1979-80 to lead his team in points and assists, joining a pretty elite group.
Big Ten freshmen to lead team in total points and assists since 1980:
- Trey Burke, Michigan (2011-12): 504 points (14.8 ppg.); 156 assists (4.6 apg.)
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Eastern Illinois 20 Minnesota 42 Final Rutgers 41 Washington State 38
Final Penn State 26 UCF 24 Final Youngstown State 17 Illinois 28 Final Indiana State 10 Indiana 28 Final Northern Iowa 23 Iowa 31 Final Appalachian State 14 Michigan 52 Final 5 Ohio State 34 Navy 17 Final Western Michigan 34 Purdue 43 Final Florida Atlantic 7 22 Nebraska 55 Final California 31 Northwestern 24 Final James Madison 7 Maryland 52 Final 14 Wisconsin 24 13 LSU 28