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Updated Jun 25, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Suns Draft Candidate: Trey Burke

Leading up to the 2013 NBA Draft, which takes place Thursday, June 27 in New York, ArizonaSports.com will run features the likely candidates for the Phoenix Suns to consider with their 5th overall selection.

Trey Burke - Michigan - Point Guard

Trey Burke, the 6-foot-1 guard out of Michigan, not only had the best sophomore season of any prospect going into this year's draft, but arguably the best season any prospect had in 2012-13.

In his second collegiate season, Burke improved in almost every major statistical category: points (18.6 per game), assists (6.7 per game), field goal percentage (46.3), three-point percentage (38.4), turnovers (2.2) en route to winning the AP, Naismith and Wooden Awards as the nation's best college player.

With Burke leading the way, the Wolverines made it to the 2013 National Championship Game for the first time since 1993.

Burke Highlight Mix:

Scouting Report Snippets

Chad Ford of ESPN points out that Burke is a strong, physical guard who distributes the basketball well and can get to the basket with ease. He's also a proficient shooter who scores well off the dribble or on the perimeter. While Burke's size is a bit of a concern, Ford said the Michigan guard's biggest weakness heading into the NBA is his defensive intensity.

Draft Express ranked Burke as the top point guard prospect in a class that features Michael Carter-Williams and C.J. McCollum, and noted that he has a pull-up jump shot on par with 2012-13 Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard.

Trey Burke Scouting Video

Trey Burke Draft Combine Interview

Phoenix Suns Connection

Trey Burke worked out for the Suns at US Airways Center June 6.

"You can tell he works hard, he's got a nice shot and a great ball handle. In the little pick-and-rolls we did, you can tell he knows how to handle those. He's able to get around guys and he holds guys off from tape that you see." -- Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek

College Statistics

Season School G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2011-12 Michigan 34 1227 177 409 .433 57 164 .348 93 125 .744 22 96 118 156 31 13 94 53 504
2012-13 Michigan 39 1378 259 560 .463 76 198 .384 133 166 .801 21 103 124 260 62 20 86 73 727
Career Michigan 73 2605 436 969 .450 133 362 .367 226 291 .777 43 199 242 416 93 33 180 126 1231
Provided by Sports-Reference.com/CBB: View Original Table
Generated 6/24/2013.

Season School G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2011-12 Michigan 34 36.1 5.2 12.0 .433 1.7 4.8 .348 2.7 3.7 .744 3.5 4.6 0.9 0.4 2.8 1.6 14.8
2012-13 Michigan 39 35.3 6.6 14.4 .463 1.9 5.1 .384 3.4 4.3 .801 3.2 6.7 1.6 0.5 2.2 1.9 18.6
Career Michigan 73 35.7 6.0 13.3 .450 1.8 5.0 .367 3.1 4.0 .777 3.3 5.7 1.3 0.5 2.5 1.7 16.9
Provided by Sports-Reference.com/CBB: View Original Table
Generated 6/24/2013.

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