Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (3) moves the ball against Penn State Nittany Lions forward Ross Travis (43) in the first half at Crisler Center. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)
ATLANTA, GA. (Detroit Free Press) - Trey Burke, for the sweep.
Michigan's star sophomore guard closed out the awards tonight by winning the Naismith Award, given to the nation's best player, announced at the AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Program at the Sydney Marcus Auditorium.
That gives Burke all the major national player of the year awards - the Associated Press announced Thursday, the Oscar Robertson from the USBWA and the Wooden, both announced Friday - and now the Naismith.
It places him in exclusive company with U-M legend Cazzie Russell, who won the major awards in 1966, the only other Wolverine to do so.
He also won the Cousy Award given to the nation's top point guard, which will be presented Monday morning at the Basketball Hall of Fame announcement.
He also won the NABC Division I player of the year award.
Burke is averaging 18.5 points per game, 6.8 assists per game with 1.6 steals and shooting 37% from three-point range.