Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Trey Burke (Michigan) poses with NBA commisioner David Stern after being selected as the number nine overall pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft: Trey Burke Dealt To Utah


With the ninth overall pick, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Michigan point guard Trey Burke. Burke was the national player of the year and led Michigan to the national championship game. However, the pick caused a lot of confusion because the Timberwolves already have Ricky Rubio, J.J. Barea and Luke Ridnour.

However, the confused quickly ceased when Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski announced Burke would be sent to the Utah Jazz with the 14th and 21st overall picks going to Minnesota.

In Burke’s sophomore season, he averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. He shot 46.3% from the field, 38.4% from beyond the arc and 80.1% from the free throw line.

Update: The Jazz used the 14th overall pick to take UCLA guard Shabazz Muhammad for the Timberwolves. As a freshman, Muhammad averaged 17.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Muhammad shot 44.3% from the field, 37.7% from beyond the arc and 71.1% from the free throw line.

Update #2: The Jazz used the 21st pick to select Gorgui Dieng for the Timberwolves. Dieng averaged 9.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game for Louisville, helping lead them to a national championship.

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