NBA Draft Scouting Report: Trey Burke

Burke shined in March Madness. (AP Photo)

By Chris Molicki

Trey Burke, PG, Michigan

Why you want him: A feisty undersized guard, Burke has a knack for scoring, as we saw in this year’s NCAA tournament. His quickness and handles allow him to get to the rim, while it’s be proven that he has NBA range. In addition to his penetration ability, he’s a solid playmaker who can find the open man when a defense collapses on him. Burke is a proven winner who has tremendous heart, fire, and leadership, all traits of an NBA point guard.

Why you don’t want him: Burke is a little small. He’s 6′ 1″ and may have some difficulty getting to the basket against the trees of the NBA. He’s also not overly athletic or explosive, which is something that may wind up limiting his ceiling.

Where he’ll be picked: Top 10. Burke was great in college, but he may have a Kemba Walker-like transition into the NBA. He’s got game and can be a good scoring point guard off the bench, but I’m not sure he can be a starting PG on a playoff team. Burke is declared by many as the best point guard in the draft; now he has to live up to that billing.


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