Trey Burke Continues to Shine
Over the weekend, Trey Burke led his Columbus based squad to the All-Ohio Nike City Series championship in dramatic fashion, with a win over the Cincinnati-based squad. In the championship, Burke went head-to-head with Florida State commitment Aaron Thomas (Rivals top 50) and while Thomas scored 34 points, Burke scored 33 and earned the win.
A number of Ohio based scouts were on hand and most were impressed with Burke’s performance (again). Burke was named MVP of the event, and both the Buckeye Prep Report and Ohio High School Hoops were impressed. Here is what Ohio High High School hoops had to say about Burke’s performance:
The game featured arguably the top players in the Class of 2011 in Columbus Northland’s Trey Burke (Michigan) and Cincinnati Withrow’s Aaron Thomas (Florida State). Neither disappointed us.
In one sequence, amidst the first half, Burke and Thomas put on a one-on-one show which included three straight triples from Thomas and two triples and a high-major pull-up from Burke. The succession put the packed house inside Whitehall’s main gym into frenzy. The crowd was cheering and urging the two on as the Mr. Basketball candidates went head-to-head in an instant classic. The two were letting each other know about it, but it was all done in good spirits which was awesome to see.
- Josh Bartelstein continues his blog on MGoBlue, this time ripping Evan Smotrycz for self proclaiming himself as the funniest player on the team. Smotrycz denied Bartelstein’s accusation on twitter.
- Manny Harris saw his first regular season action with the Cavs at Toronto, scoring 8 points on 3 of 4 (2-2 3pt) shooting and grabbing a pair of rebounds.
- Jeff Goodman named Tim Hardaway Jr. one of his top 25 freshman to watch.
- 2012 Oklahoma City big man Matt Christiansen, who has previously visited Michigan and Notre Dame, took a trip to Penn State over the weekend.
- Michigan was ranked 23rd in Sports Reference’s top 31 programs of the past 31 years. The article also points out that since Ed Martin, the program has been ranked around 70th nationally.
- The Free Press discusses the roles of the new assistant coaches in the program.