Michigan Guard Trey Burke Wins Wooden Award


Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Michigan guard Trey Burke won the John R. Wooden Award Friday, which is given to the most outstanding player in college basketball.

The award is voted on by hundreds of college basketball media members. Burke edged out Indiana’s Victor Oladipo by 80 points, the closest margin of victory since Duke’s J.J. Redick topped Gonzaga’s Adam Morrison by 72 points in 2006.   

Burke, a sophomore, averaged 18.8 points, 6.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game this season. He also has led his team to the Final Four where it will take on Syracuse Saturday, with the winner getting to play for the National Championship.

Burke becomes the first Michigan player to win the award since Chris Webber did it in 1993.

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