Michigan and Michigan State each have a recruit that won the Mr. Basketball award for his home state set to join the team next season. For the Wolverines, Columbus' Trey Burke was named Ohio's Mr. Basketball for 2011. For the Spartans, Suttons Bay's Dwaun Anderson was named Michigan's Mr. Basketball.â†µ
Burke's team, the Northland Vikings, will play tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the Ohio state semifinals. Burke has led Northland to another outstanding season a year after it lost both Jared Sullinger and J.D. Weatherspoon, who are now at Ohio State. Burke will get to play the Buckeyes potentially twice a season while at Michigan, although whether or not Sullinger will still be there or in the NBA remains to be seen.â†µ
Anderson winning Michigan's Mr. Basketball award runs MSU's streak to three years in a row with the state's top high school player. Keith Appling received the honor last year, and the year before the award went to Derrick Nix. Now Anderson is the latest future Spartan to be named Michigan's Mr. Basketball, and he will be headed to East Lansing to join Nix and Appling next season.