2013 NBA Draft – #9: Trey Burke
With the ninth overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves chose point guard Trey Burke, a pick that immediately set off trade rumors involving the Utah Jazz. Minnesota, of course, already has two point guards in the rotation, while Utah needs a young point guard to groom.
“We’re hearing (about the trade), but we’re waiting patiently and we’re just blessed that his name is up there,” said Ronda Burke, Trey’s mom. “Regardless of where it is, he’s going to give his all. This is a dream he’s had for a long, long time. When he was a little boy he drew a picture of himself in an NBA jersey and now here he is.”
Burke was the National Player of the Year for Michigan and had literally a bus load of fans make the trip to New York to help celebrate his arrival as a rookie in the NBA.
“I want to thank them because I wouldn’t be here without my fans and my supporters,” said Burke. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime, so I want to thank my supporters, I want to thank God first and foremost, and I’m thankful to be a Timberwolf.”
Reports are now confirmed that the Jazz will receive Burke in exchange for their two first round picks, but that doesn’t change Burke’s approach going forward.
“I’m just ready to come out and work hard from day one and I’m ready to make an impact,” said Burke.
The Utah Jazz can ask for nothing more.