Mar 23, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (3) calls for the ball in the second half against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the third round of the NCAA basketball tournament at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Basketball: Three Key Michigan Wolverines Scouted

With the Michigan Wolverines and Kansas Jayhawks Sweet 16 game set to take place on Friday at 6:37 p.m central time, here are three main Wolverines who make their engine run.

Trey Burke: This sophomore guard leads the team in scoring, averaging just under 19 points per contest. The whole offense runs through Burke, as he is averaging seven assists a game. Burke, struggled in the team’s first round game with South Dakota State, only netting six points, only to rebound and score 18 against VCU on Saturday. Burke, had a chance to enter the NBA draft last season, though the guard opted to return and play for a chance at the national title.

Tim Hardaway Jr.: Hardaway Jr. is second on the team in scoring, averaging about 15 points per game. This junior guard averages five rebounds and two assists per contest. Hardaway Jr. can be very streaky as he has shown thus far in the tournament. The guard is 8-12 from behind the three-point line in the team’s first two games in the tourney. Hardaway, like Burke runs this team.

Mitch McGary: Michigan also has Glenn Robinson III, who is very important to the team’s cause, but McGary has stepped up and added another dimension to the team in the tournament. McGary’s stand-out performance in the team’s third round game was huge as the Commodores had nobody who could slow the big-man down. McGary, at 6-10 will match wits with Jayhawks center Jeff Withey in the middle, making this position battle very important.

 

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