Jazz Signs First-Round Pick Trey Burke

Jazz Signs First-Round Pick Trey Burke

by Bill Lea

SALT LAKE CITY (July 6, 2013) – The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed 2013 first-round draft pick Trey Burke (ninth overall). Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. The 20-year-old point guard is expected to participate in the Jazz’s entry in the 2013 Orlando Pro Summer League, which begins on Sunday.

The Jazz acquired the draft rights to Burke in a draft-night trade with Minnesota that sent the Timberwolves the rights to the Jazz’s 14th and 21st overall picks.

Burke (6-1, 190, Michigan) spent two seasons at the University of Michigan, where as a sophomore, the point guard was named 2013 Naismith Player of the Year (the first Wolverine to receive the award), John R. Wooden National Player of the Year, Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year, Associated Press National Player of the Year, Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year and Big Ten Player of the Year. He also earned the Bob Cousy Award for the nation’s top point guard. Burke led Michigan to the 2013 NCAA Championship Game and hit the game-tying three pointer to force overtime in a win over Kansas to advance to the Elite Eight.

Burke averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from three-point range in 38 games his sophomore season. His 255 assists set a new Michigan single-season assist record while his 3.02 assist-to-turnover ratio ranked fifth-best in the nation.


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