University of Michigan fans got some terrific news last week when star point guard Trey Burke announced that he would return to campus for his sophomore season. After putting up impressive averages of 14.8 points and 4.6 assists per game (both team highs) as a freshman, Burke could easily have jumped to the NBA. But staying in school was the right move.
Even though Burke passed up the chance to join a relatively thin crop of point guards in the 2012 NBA Draft, he’ll be in much better position to earn a favorable spot in the 2013 class. Another year of college ball will let him shore up some of the weaknesses in his game while showing scouts that he’ll be ready to overcome his lack of height at just 5-foot-11.
Read on for a closer look at eight factors that show why Burke made the smart call by coming back for his sophomore season as a Wolverine.