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Burke, the consensus college player of the year, averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game while leading Michigan to the National Championship game. The 6-foot-1 point guard was projected as high as No. 2 overall in the draft but most pundits expected him to be drafted in the No. 6, 7 or 8 slots in the draft. The Detroit Pistons had an opportunity to take Burke at No. 8 but opted with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope instead.
Burke is the highest drafted Michigan player, and first 1st-round selection, since Jamal Crawford was selected 8th in 2000.