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08:18 AM ET 04.02 | Among a list that includes Ben McLemore, Gorgui Dieng, Mason Plumlee, Michael Carter-Williams and Deshaun Thomas, Michigan's Trey Burke leads the way. No one helped their stock more in this tournament than Burke. It's not just the scoring performances, it's that Burke translated himself into a household name with his scoring potential and the huge shot to upset Kansas. The problem is Burke is an undersized scoring point. Can he run an offense? Can he be a distributor? Can he work as a defensive leader? ... The good news is that while his tournament exploits make him look like a gunner, the truth is that he has an excellent handle and good vision. Burke could be devastating for a fast-pace team.

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April 2, 2013  09:05 AM ET

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Michigan will not win a national title this year.

April 2, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Michigan will not win a national title this year.

Why don't they incorporate the winged helmet theme into their b'ball unis? It could be done, and it would definitely scoop the faux cammo look.

April 2, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Why don't they incorporate the winged helmet theme into their b'ball unis? It could be done, and it would definitely scoop the faux cammo look.

I could support that, although I think tiny cash registers or dollar signs would be better in honor of the money paid to the Fab 5 which brought them their last successful men's basketball era. I wonder how much this team is costing them?

April 2, 2013  10:01 AM ET

I have followed Burke all season (and before). He is a good scorer, but an even better playmaker. Many of the scores registered by teammates were called for and set up by Trey. For an NBA team configured for his talents, he could be a superstar.

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April 2, 2013  12:41 PM ET
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As a 1,000 percent anti meeeechegan fella I sure hope Burke leaves for the NBA!

...after they lose this weekend.

 
April 2, 2013  05:16 PM ET
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Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Michigan will not win a national title this year.

Maybe so, but they did make it to the Final Four and that is quite an accomplishment!!!!!

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