Sports Illustrated’s Andy Glockner examines Trey Burke’s NBA upside:
Teams looking for a point guard in the first round of the draft will face an interesting dilemma. Burke clearly is a more polished player at this point than Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams, the other prime option on the board. But, even though he lacks a reasonable jump shot at this point, is Carter-Williams’ combination of great size, court vision and defensive potential a better bet?
It may come down to what the team picking is interested in. Carter-Williams likely has a much bigger “bust factor” than Burke, but his “boom factor” appears to be higher as well. Burke’s overall range of career possibilities seems much tighter, and therefore safer. How much you love Burke depends on where you think his range begins.