Trey Burke: Draft Profile

Trey Burke (point guard/shooting guard)

Apr 8, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (3) dribbles as Louisville Cardinals center Gorgui Dieng (10) defends during the second half of the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 187 lbs

Wingspan: 6’5.5”

Max Vertical Leap: 36.5”

NBA Comparison: 

While the comparison might seem like a stretch, Burke could be a more athletic, but less skilled and shorter version of Steve Nash. Great shooter with excellent court vision who is a defensively liability at times sounds like Nash. Burke just has to take care of his body like Nash did to have a fantastic career.

Strengths:

  • Prototypical point guard and versatile
  • Excellent shooter
  • Great passer with amazing court vision

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to be better defensively
  • Needs to work on finishing (and with left hand) inside in the paint in traffic
  • Slender frame causes concerns as to his ability to stay injury-free

How he fits with the Suns:

Burke would fit in perfectly with the Suns as the extra ball-handler that Goran Dragic was clamoring for at the end of the season. He could be the point guard with the bigger Dragic sliding to shooting guard for a talented backcourt that could score and distribute the ball.

Topics: 2013 NBA Draft, Basketball, Michigan, NBA, Phoenix Suns, Sports, Trey Burke

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