Complete Coverage On The Wolverines
Michigan’s backcourt might look entirely different as soon as this Final Four is over.
A handful of tweets from sports-and-entertainment attorney Darren Heitner today said that both Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. will declare as early entry candidates for the NBA draft and already are narrowing the field for agents (Detroit Free Press).
Trey Burke, the sophomore point guard who led Michigan to the Final Four, has been selected The Associated Press’ college basketball player of the year.
Burke joins Cazzie Russell in 1966 as the only Michigan players to win the award. The Big Ten player of the year, Burke was the leader of a team that at times had four freshmen on the court with him but he still managed to average 19.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists. He shot 40.1 percent from behind the 3-point line (The Washington Post).
Michigan point guard Trey Burke has been named Big Ten player of the year by both a media panel and league coaches.
Burke and Indiana’s Victor Oladipo are also considered national player of the year candidates. Indiana edged Michigan 72-71 on Sunday to win the outright conference title.
The media’s All-Big Ten first team is Burke, Oladipo, Cody Zeller of Indiana and Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State. The coaches went with almost the same exact group, except Michigan’s Tim Hardaway Jr. replaced Craft. (CBS Detroit).
Michigan State’s chances of signing recruit Drake Harris decreased a bit in mid-January when the coveted 2014 wide receiver reopened his recruitment after originally pledging to the Spartans.
Things looked shaky as Big Ten powers Ohio State and Michigan ramped up their recruiting efforts for Harris. But there still was some hope for MSU, as Harris attended a Spartans basketball game and sat next to his possible future quarterback, Damion Terry, who signed with Michigan State in February. Terry told the Detroit Free Press, “I’m glad he’s a Spartan. I’m pretty sure he’ll stay with us, but we’ll have to see what happens.”
Now comes the report from WolverineNation’s Tom VanHaaren that Harris has officially decommitted from Michigan State. Harris texted VanHaaren with the news. This comes after Harris spent the past three weekends visiting Michigan. (ESPN).
Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson will grace the cover of college football simulation NCAA Football 14 when it launches this summer.
The Big Ten star beat out Texas A&M wide receiver Ryan Swope in a fan vote on the game’s Facebook page. Close to 6 million people voted, says publisher Electronic Arts.
Robinson is the third Michigan player to appear on the cover of NCAA Football. In 1998, cornerback and Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson appeared on the cover of NCAA Football 99, while college superstar Desmond Howard appeared on NCAA Football 06. Although Howard’s last year at Michigan was in 1991, he graced the cover to help promote the franchise’s Race to the Heisman mode, which debuted in the 2005 game.
EA says they will reveal new information about NCAA Football 14 in the coming weeks. The series follows up a rough season last year with NCAA Football 13, which featured few adjustments and overlooked technical bugs that plagued the franchise in previous years. (USA Today).