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Burke Tabbed To Wooden, Associated Press All-America Teams

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ARLINGTON, TX - MARCH 31: Trey Burke #3 of the Michigan Wolverines shoots against Scottie Wilbekin #5 of the Florida Gators in the second half during the South Regional Round Final of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on March 31, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX – MARCH 31: Trey Burke #3 of the Michigan Wolverines shoots against Scottie Wilbekin #5 of the Florida Gators in the second half during the South Regional Round Final of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on March 31, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan men’s basketball sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) was voted to the 10-member John R. Wooden All-America Team as well as the Associated Press All-America first team today (Monday, April 1). Both honors represent the top college basketball players across the country. He is one of five players to earn AP first team accolades and one of just 10 selected to the Wooden team.

Burke becomes the seventh Wolverine to earn Wooden All-America honors and the first since Jalen Rose in 1994. Joining Burke on the prestigious 10-member team are Miami’s Shane Larkin, Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Kansas’ Ben McLemore, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, Gonzaga’a Kelly Olynyk, Duke’s Mason Plumlee, Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr., Ohio State’s Deshawn Thomas and Indiana’s Cody Zeller.

Burke earned Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention as a freshman in 2012. He becomes just the fifth player in program history to receive AP first team honors. Joining Burke on the 2013 AP first team are Oladipo, McDermott, Porter Jr. and Olynyk.

Burke, the NCAA Tournament South Region Most Outstanding Player, led U-M to the South Region championship and its first Final Four appearance in 20 years (1993*) after wins over No. 1 seed Kansas in overtime (87-85) and No. 3 seed Florida (79-59). Burke scored all 23 of his points against Kansas in the second half, including eight in the final 1:15 of regulation, capped by a deep three-pointer with four seconds left to force overtime. The Wolverines currently own an overall record of 30-7, marking the most wins in a season in 20 years.

Burke is averaging a career best for points (18.8), assists (6.84), field goal percentage (46.4), three-point percentage (38.1), free throw percentage (80.8) and steals (1.59). This season, he became just the seventh U-M sophomore to eclipse 1,000 career points and recently set the U-M single-season record and U-M sophomore record for assists (236). Burke has scored in double figures in 36 games this season and 14 with 20-plus points, including a season-best 29 vs. Penn State on Feb. 17. The Big Ten Player of the Year (coaches and media) was the only Big Ten player to score at least 15 points in every conference game.

Burke and the Wolverines will now face East Region champions and No. 4 seeded Syracuse in the national semifinals on Saturday night (April 6, 8:49 p.m.) at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

2013 JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD ALL AMERICAN TEAM 
Trey Burke, Michigan
Shane Larkin, Miami
Doug McDermott, Creighton
Ben McLemore, Kansas
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga
Mason Plumlee, Duke
Otto Porter, Jr., Georgetown
Deshawn Thomas, Ohio State
Cody Zeller, Indiana

2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
Trey Burke, Michigan
Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Doug McDermott
Kelly Olynyk

2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Cody Zeller, Indiana
Mason Plumlee, Duke
Shane Larkin, Miami
Ben McLemore, Kansas

2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
DeShaun Thomas, Ohio State
Jeff Withey, Kansas
Russ Smith, Louisville
Erick Green, Virginia Tech
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State

2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA HONORABLE MENTION
Kyle Barone, Idaho; Jerrelle Benimon, Towson; Anthony Bennett, UNLV; Tommy Brenton, Stony Brook; Sherwood Brown, Florida Gulf Coast; Isaiah Canaan, Murray State; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia; Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse; Ian Clark, Belmont; Jake Cohen, Davidson; Jack Cooley, Notre Dame; D.J. Cooper, Ohio; Allen Crabbe, California; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Seth Curry, Duke; Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary’s; Gorgui Dieng, Louisville; James Ennis, Long Beach State; Chris Flores, NJIT; Jamal Franklin, San Diego State; Ian Hummer, Princeton; Colton Iverson, Colorado State; Joe Jackson, Memphis; Kareem Jamar, Montana; Lamont Jones, Iona; Ray McCallum, Detroit; Rodney McGruder, Kansas State; Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA; Erik Murphy, Florida (1 first-team vote); Mike Muscala, Bucknell; Stan Okoye, VMI; Jamal Olasewere, LIU Brooklyn; Phil Pressey, Missouri; Augustine Rubit, South Alabama; Peyton Siva, Louisville (1); Taylor Smith, Stephen F. Austin; Omar Strong, Texas Southern; Kendall Williams, New Mexico; Pendarvis Williams, Norfolk State; Khalif Wyatt, Temple.

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