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Notes from Burke's appearance:
- Would vote for Oladipo for POY if not voting for himself. Versatile, always gives 100%
- Will talk with his family after this season about leaving for the NBA; if Michigan wins it all, will "make decision easier".
- Likes the highlighter uniforms Michigan wore this season: "They were my favorites"
- Aaron Craft: A great defender, could be annoying sometimes but in the way a good defender is annoying
- Loves playing for Michigan, "gets crap" from people in Ohio
Steve, you think he's going to the NBA no matter the outcome of the Tourney? And what about Hardaway? We could have the same team back next year. That would be sick.
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
He's so competitive that I could actually see him wanting to win a NC here. If we make the FF, it's a done deal IMO. If we lose Friday, there's a small small chance.
I agree.. If the team gets past Kansas and starts to taste it, I could see the rest of the team making a pitch like Florida did when they had Horford, Noah, etc that they have a chance to do something special.
Odds are about 0.1% right now that he stays, but if the team tries to convince him and a kid like Lewan talks about his reason to forego millions, it's possible...
He's gone, guys. Don't torture yourselves. He probably will win POY and he's had as amazing a season as anyone could have dreamed. And the draft this year is not bad, especially when it comes to PGs. He would be making a very, very poor decision to not leave for the NBA at the end of this season.
This post was edited by MrWoodson 13 months ago
I agree to a point. I think there is always that 1% chance that he says, "One more run".
After Taylor Lewan, I will never make an absolute statement about going pro
Lewan made a poor decision too then eh?
I get a kick out of people classifying a kid wanting to stay in college an extra year as a poor choice. There is more to life than money... at least for some people.
They're entirely different situations. The odds of Lewan being seriously injured to the point it would affect his draft stock are really low. OL don't live and die on being able to run fast and cut laterally at high speed. Go ask Nerlens Noel or Trevor Mbakwe or Tim Frazier about the impact of an ACL injury to a star college basketball player hoping to get drafted. On top of that, the draft sets up perfectly for Burke this year. Even without an injury, he easily could slide down the draft board next year depending on how his season goes. Ask Jared Sullinger how that works. Burke might be a lottery pick this year. Unless your family is fabuously wealthy (and Burke's isn't), you don't walk away from a lottery pick so you can take another two semesters of college credits. Comparing Taylor Lewan's situation to Trey Burke's situation is apples and oranges. Trey Burke is more like a Heisman Trophy winning RB projected to go top 10 in the NFL draft. That RB does not return for his junior season.
Unfortunately, I have to agree.
Yeah, there's always peanuts.
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Agree with this, and will add that for Lewan he doesn't need to be concerned about stats or how the rest of the team performs for the most part. If he does his job, but the team is bad, he still is a top-5 OT pick. If Burke plays poorly or the team struggles and his stats are worse, he declines even if he's an improved overall player. Trey depends on guys hitting shots so he gets assists and keeps a high assist-to-turnover ratio. They don't track "holes opened for RB to gain yards" in college football that they use to determine how solid an OT plays compared to others..
Funny how that works, isn't it? Totally true though.
Noel is still being projected as the #1 overall pick (at worst a top 5 pick) So I'm not sure that's really a good example to use.
He wouldn't be walking away from being a lottery pick just to attend classes. Maybe he wants to accomplish something with his teammates for the University.
I'm not saying he should or shouldn't leave. I just find the idea of people judging whichever decision he chooses to make kinda stupid.
If there's ever an apples to oranges comparison it's comparing a basketball player to a Running Back. The risk is nowhere near being equal.
This. Florida is my 2nd favorite school... would be sweet for all these guys to comeback and do something special.
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