Trey Burke Passes On NBA Draft, Elects To Return To Michigan For Sophomore Season

How about a bit of good news for Michigan Wolverines fans? Somewhat surprising news (though less surprising than it would have been a week ago) came out on Monday, concerning freshman guard Trey Burke. As reported by Jeff Goodman via Twitter, Burke plans to stay with the program for his sophomore season and eschew the NBA Draft:

The news has since been confirmed by the University, who posted a press release on its official website. As the tweet above notes, there was talk of Burke being set on entering the NBA Draft just a week ago, primarily from a report by CBS Sports. Following that report, Michigan basketball coach John Beilein took to his blog, refuting the report and suggesting that Burke was still weighing the decision.

Burke had some good quotes in the official press release, where he notes that he was gathering information about the draft, and had to weigh all of that before making his decision. Perhaps Burke got certain advice from the draft advisory board, but whatever the case, he's excited to be back:

"I have so much more to develop as both a student and athlete, and there is no better place to do that than here at Michigan. I love my Michigan family and am really excited about playing with my teammates and our incoming freshmen. I want to thank my parents, my teammates and my coaches for the patience and guidance they gave me since this process began a few weeks ago."

Burke had a great freshman year with the Wolverines, and was named an Associated Press All-America honorable mention, averaging 14.8 points and 3.5 rebounds a game, adding 4.6 assists on top of that. There are more quotes in the official press release here.

For more on the Michigan Wolverines, check out Maize n Brew. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NCAA Basketball hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Basketball.

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