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Michigan's Trey Burke named AP Player of the Year

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Michigan Guard Trey Burke.
Michigan Guard Trey Burke.

(WKZO) – The post-season awards continue to roll in for Trey Burke as he was named The Associated Press' college basketball player of the year. Burke received 31 out of 65 votes to become the first Wolverine since Cazzie Russell in 1966 to the AP award. Otto Porter Jr. of Georgetown was second with 16 votes and Victor Oladipo of Indiana got 10.

Burke was also named the winner of the Bob Cousy Award on Thursday, given to the nation’s best point guard. He is the first Wolverine to win the Cousy Award. The sophomore is also a finalist for the Wooden and Naismith awards, which will be presented this week.

The Big Ten Player of the Year averaged 19.2 points and 6.7 assists, leading Michigan to their first Final Four since 1993. Michigan takes on Syracuse in a national semifinal on Saturday at the Georgia Dome. 

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