University of Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke earned 2013 Big Ten Player of the Year honors on Monday, as coaches and media voted him the conference's top performer for a season in which he averaged 19.2 points and 6.8 assists per game.
Joining Burke in the awards spotlight were teammates Tim Hardaway Jr., Jordan Morgan, and Glenn Robinson III. The coaches selected Hardaway, a junior guard, to the All-Big Ten First Team with Burke, while the media voted him to the conference Second Team. Hardaway also was a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree. The coaches named Morgan, a junior forward, to the All-Defensive Team and Robinson III, a freshman forward, to the All-Freshman Team. The media also named Robinson III a conference Honorable Mention.
In addition to Big Ten recognition, Burke -- who scored 15 or more points in all of Michigan's conference games during the regular season -- is a finalist for national accolades such as the John R. Wooden Award and the Bob Cousy Award, the latter given to college basketball's top point guard.
Learn more about the honors Burke and his fellow Wolverines earned in an article on the school's official athletic website, MGoBlue.com, which has a detailed rundown of all the players the coaches and media selected, as well as scheduling information for the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, which begins Thursday in Chicago. Michigan takes on Penn State in the first round.