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Trey Burke


ABOUT

Full NameAlfonso Clark "Trey" Burke III

BornNovember 12, 1992

Height6 ft 1 in

NationalityAmerican

RolePoint Guard

ABOUT

Alfonso Clark "Trey" Burke III is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Burke attended Northland High school. As a high school basketball player, he was named 2011 Ohio Mr. Basketball and was part of the second-team Parade All-American. He was also part of the 2009 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Division I State Championship team and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) U16 National Championship team in 2009.


Burke decided to play his college basketball for the Michigan Wolverines. In the 2011-12 season, Burke led the team in points, assists, steals and blocked shots and was named as the 2011–12 Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year. As a sophomore, he helped the team to a championship game of the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and was named the National Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season. He was a part of the first team 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American. He earned a unanimous 2012–13 All-Big Ten 1st team selection and also the Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year award in 2013.


He was drafted as the 9th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves and was instantly traded to the Utah Jazz. Burke scored a then career-high 30 points along with 8 assists and 7 rebounds in a game against the Orlando Magic and became the first rookie to score 30 points during the 2013–14 NBA season. Burke won the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge and finished third in the NBA Rookie of the Year Award balloting at the end of his rookie season.


In 2016, Burke was traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for a 2021 second-round pick. In 2018, Burke signed with the New York Knicks. Burke scored 42 points along with 12 assists in an overtime 137-128 loss against the Charlotte Hornets. With this performance, he became the first Knicks player to have a 40+ point and 10+ assist game since Stephon Marbury did it in 2005. Burke averaged 12.6 points, 4.6 assists, and 1.9 rebounds in 35 NBA games at the end of the 2017-2018 season.


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