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Trey Burke named Big Ten Player of the Week

The sophomore has the Wolverines off to an undefeated start, and up to second in both polls this week.

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The Michigan Wolverines' Trey Burke was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday. In the Wolverines' two games this week against Binghamton and West Virginia, the sophomore guard averaged 23 points, 6.5 assists, and 4.5 rebounds a game, and went for 27 points, eight assists, and five rebounds against the Mountaineers on Saturday. The Wolverines have had either the Big Ten Player of the Week or the Freshman of the Week every week this season but two.

For the season, Burke is averaging 18 points, seven assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game, and has guided 11-0 Michigan all the way up to second in the new AP and USA Today rankings. The Wolverines have wins over NC State, Kansas State, Pitt, Arkansas and West Virginia in their out-of-conference schedule, and begin their Big Ten conference schedule on Jan. 3 against Northwestern.

Michigan next plays on Thursday, Dec. 20, when they host Eastern Michigan at the Crisler Center.