Top 10 point guards for 2012-13
Michigan's Burke leads ranking of college basketball's best floor leaders
- Mike Strobe/Getty ImagesSophomore Trey Burke is averaging 18.9 points and 6.9 assists a game for No. 4 Michigan.
When watching college basketball this season, it's evident that the point guard position is as deep and as good as it has been in the past few seasons. This crop of guards brings so many different things to the table for each of their respective teams. Some dominate scoring the ball, while others are elite playmakers or defenders. But all in all, this is a very talented and versatile group of leading men.
Here is who I think are the best in college basketball this season, ranked in order from 1 to 10.
Burke has had an outstanding sophomore season for the Wolverines. Burke has improved in nearly every facet of his game. After initially declaring for the NBA draft last spring, Burke chose to come back and has become a dominant force in 2012-13. He has changed the pace that Michigan plays at this season. The Wolverines aren't necessarily getting a ton more possessions, but they are fast-breaking on many more than in the past -- and that's all due to Burke.
Burke is fun to watch when he gets the outlet because he has his head up right away and is looking to make passes up the floor, many times to his backcourt mate Tim Hardaway Jr. Burke is very fast with the ball to go along with his great handle, but he is seemingly always under control and shows great change-of-pace ability. Many times he is able to go by defenders on the break and get to the rim, where he has become a better finisher because of improved strength and athleticism.
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