Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke was named the South Region's most outstanding player after the Wolverines' 79-59 victory over Florida in the Elite Eight on Sunday, according to Michigan basketball beat writer Rod Beard of the Detroit News.
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Trey Burke is South Regional most outstanding player...McGary and Stauskas also on all-region team.3/31/2013, 8:34:09 PM
Burke racked up 15 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals against the Gators. He's posted a combined 62 points, 31 assists, 12 rebounds and six steals in four NCAA tournament games this season.
Throughout the tournament, Burke has been a key contributor to Michigan's spectacular run.
His shooting numbers during the tournament are not indicative of the impact he has had. He has gone a combined 22-of-63 from the field, but his ability to create for his teammates, not to mention some clutch shots he has had, tell the real story.
Burke nailed a deep three-pointer with five seconds left against No. 1 seed Kansas to send the game into overtime in the Sweet 16. He scored five of the Wolverines' next 11 points in overtime as Michigan stunned Kansas, 87-85.
During the regular season, Burke averaged 18.9 points, 6.8 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals while shooting 47 percent from the field and 39 percent from beyond the arc.
Congratulations to the sophomore for another well-deserved award.