Trey Burke NBA pre-draft interview quotes
NBA pre-draft interview quotes from Trey Burke, a 6-1, 187-pound guard who played college basketball at Michigan. Here's what he had to say the day before the 2013 NBA Draft:
Q: Do you have any indications from anyone on where youíll be going in the NBA Draft?
Trey Burke: Honestly, no. Anywhere from two to eight is the range that Iím expecting to go. But, I really donít know what team Iím going to or where Iíll fall. Iím just excited for the whole opportunity.
Q. How frustrating is it that you donít know where youíll go?
Burke: Itís not frustrating at all. Iím here at the NBA Draft. This is a dream come true for me. Itís a little overwhelming, but I wouldnít say frustrating. Itís a long process. Not knowing where youíre going, it gives you some type of concern. But it still gives me some type of hope that Iím going to be in the Green Room and thatís all that matters.
Q. Howíd your workout with Sacramento go?
Burke: I worked out there and it went real well. I loved Coach Malone and the energy that he brought, not only on the court, but off the court. I think Iíll fit in great in Sacramento. Anywhere I go, Iím going to bring a humble mentality, with a hard-working mentality, and try to come in with a winning mentality, most importantly.
Q. How do you think things will be different for you as a pro?
Burke: Itís much different. Itís a professional level now. Iím able to do some things that I wasnít necessarily able to do when I was in Michigan, when I was considered an amateur. Itís a big jump and Iím still adjusting to it, but I know itís a process that goes along with going from college to the NBA. I think Iím handling it well so far.
Q. How do you respond to the criticism that youíre not big enough or quick enough?
Burke: Just showing that I am big enough and quick enough. Right now Iím not playing, so they canít really see. But, thereís always going to be doubts about my size. Thereís nothing I can do about my size, thatís something thatís natural. But I think Iíve overcome those doubts by playing with heart. I know my skill level. I know what I can do on the court and I play towards my strengths.