Michigan's Trey Burke named to AP's preseason All-America first team
ANN ARBOR -- Trey Burke is a first team All-American.
The Michigan sophomore point guard was named to The Associated Press' preseason All-America first team Monday.
Burke, who averaged 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists last season, was one of three Big Ten players on the six-player list -- joining Indiana's Cody Zeller and Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas.
Creighton's Doug McDermott, Murray State's Isaiah Canaan and Lehigh's C.J. McCollum were the three other players to receive first-team distinction.
Burke received 16 votes to finish tied for the fifth spot on the team.
Michigan was an honorable mention AP All-American a year ago. The last time Michigan saw players earn postseason AP All-America distinction (not as an honorable mention) was 1994, when both Jalen Rose (second team) and Juwan Howard (third team) made lists.
Michigan's last first-team AP All-American was Chris Webber, who was a consensus selection following the 1993 season.
It's the latest in a slew of preseason honors Burke has grabbed this fall. He was named to the Preseason All-Big Ten team last week, and he has also been given all-America distinction from both CBS and The Sporting News.
Burke and No. 5 Michigan begin their 2012-13 preseason Thursday when they host Northern Michigan (7 p.m.) for the first of two exhibition games at Crisler Center.