Michigan's Trey Burke wins 2013 Naismith Award

Moses Robinson

As Michigan tries to claim their place as the best team in college basketball on Monday night, their star point guard Trey Burke was named the best player in the sport this weekend. Burke was awarded the Naismith Player of the Year on Sunday.

As Trey Burke tries to win college basketball's ultimate prize on Monday night, he added to his individual trophy case on Sunday when he was named the Naismith Player of the Year. Burke, a sophomore guard from Columbus, Ohio became the first Michigan player to ever win the award.

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During the 2012-2013 season, Burke averaged 18.5 points and 6.7 assists per game, leading Michigan to their first Final Four appearance since 1993. The Wolverines will take on Louisville in Monday night's championship game, after defeating Syracuse in Saturday's national semifinal.

With his Naismith Trophy win, it now gives Burke four different National Player of the Year Awards for the 2012-2013 season. Earlier this month Burke was also named the National Player of the Year, John R. Wooden award recipient and also given the Oscar Robertson Trophy as well.

Burke also won the Big Ten Player of the Year in early March, and was later named the Bob Cousy Award winner, given to the nation's top point guard.

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