ATLANTA — A year ago at this time, when Trey Burke decided to come back to Michigan for his sophomore season, the star point guard immediately started talking about a national championship.
That's still a possibility. And Burke added the Wooden Award to his list of accomplishments Friday after winning the AP player of the year award a day earlier.
Creighton's Doug McDermott finished third in the Wooden voting. Burke had 2,808 points, just ahead of Indiana's Victor Oladipo (2,718). McDermott was third (2,344) followed by Georgetown's Otto Porter (2,144) and Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk (2,079).
The Bluejay junior also was named a first-team All-American by Basketball Times for the second straight season.
The only other Michigan player to win AP national player of the year was Cazzie Russell. He went on to play more than a decade in the NBA.
No matter what happens during the next few days, Burke's career with the Wolverines has already been a memorable one.
“As a team, we've had one goal all year, and that was to get to Atlanta and win the national championship,” Burke said. “Now that we're here, we just have to make the most of our opportunity.”