In 2013 Trey Burke, the Naismith Player of the Year winner, had one of the best single-season performances in Michigan Basketball history.
On Wednesday, he may have received what is his last shot in the NBA, with a familiar face.
Burke signed a contract with the New York Knicks (initial contract details were not disclosed), ensuring him at least one more season in the league.
#Knicks have signed former #Michigan guard Trey Burke.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) October 11, 2017
The familiar face? Tim Hardaway Jr. who helped form Michigan’s backcourt that led them to a National Championship appearance in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
At Michigan in 2013, Burke averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game with Hardaway as his partner in crime. The 6-foot, 190-pound guard was drafted ninth overall in the NBA Draft.
Ron Baker, rookie Frank Ntilikina and veteran backup Ramon Sessions are who Burke will be competing with playing time for in the Knicks’ backcourt.
Burke — who has averaged 10.6 points and 3.6 assists in 24.8 minutes per game in 267 contests — should get a chance at having playing time again, as the Knicks are very thin at the point guard position.