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Burke commands and leads the Michigan Wolverines with poise rarely seen in such a young player.
Burke is only a sophomore, but the sky is the limit for this young talent.
Leadership at the point guard position is something that is needed by all NBA teams and is also hard to come by.
Despite appearing somewhat quiet, Burke has fiery intensity and great leadership skills.
ESPN.com's Reggie Rankin discusses Burke's leadership qualities:
Burke has become more vocal with teammates when I watch him in the huddle and after setting up a teammate. He leads more by example now so this is probably the category with the most difference, but his on-court communication has improved and will continue to do so as he matures and grows as a player. Even now, there is no doubt who has the other four players' undivided attention when Burke is running the show for the Wolverines.
As Rankin says, Burke does lead by example and also has the attention of all of his teammates, whether on the floor or in the huddle.
Remember, Burke is still only a sophomore. His leadership skills are already top-notch, and they will only continue to improve.
On top of Burke's leadership, he is a proven winner dating all the way back to high school.
According to MGoBlue.com, Burke finished his prep career with a record of 97-5, the most wins by an individual player in Northland History and is just one of three players in Columbus City League history to go undefeated in a career (57-0).
So far at Michigan Burke has a career record of 45-11, including a 21-2 start to this season and the best start in school history.
Burke is a proven winner and a great leader.
It all shows in his high school runs and in his time at the University of Michigan.