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Burke: Stock ‘anywhere from 2 to 6′
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 23, 2013 @ 3:55 pm In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Mark Snyder, USA TODAY Sports
A day after the NBA draft order was set, Trey Burke had a feeling about his targeted area.
“I’m hearing anywhere from two to six,” the former Michigan star and national player of the year said Wednesday on the syndicated Huge Show radio show. “That’s pretty much everything I’m hearing now. It’s really a toss up and up in the air. So I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the next month or so.”
That means the Orlando Magic and New Orleans Hornets, the two highest-drafting teams that may be looking specifically for a point guard. Two spots lower and he would be in the Detroit Pistons’ territory, which he wouldn’t mind either.
“Absolutely, that would be great,” he said. “To be able to play for the Pistons, right there in Michigan where I’ve already played for the Michigan Wolverines, that would be wonderful and I would be looking forward to it.”
Though he only stayed two years at Michigan, Burke is wise in the ways of the draft. He strongly considered it after his freshman year, eventually deciding to stay. One of the primary pulls to return was understanding how much better the team would be around him.
“I just think it was just the right thing to do, to go back to school, mature a little more, not only my game but mentally and I think I made the right decision,” he said. “I got to the right advice last year when I was thinking about it from my coaching staff and my family and I did what was best for me.
“It was just I knew I had three freshmen coming (Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas), five freshmen, but three who were highly recruited to complement our team, and everybody that was coming back. My mindset was to win and compete for the national championship and they told me the NBA was going to be there after one year. I could come back and improve my game and next year possibly have that same opportunity and it worked out.”
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