Jameer Nelson came out of college in 2004 with a reputation for being a winner but also with a lack of height that scared off some teams.

It's extremely doubtful that Trey Burke will slide all the way down to the 20th pick in the NBA draft like Nelson did. But the thought of the Orlando Magic using the second overall choice next week on the Associated Press college player of the year and grooming him as Nelson's heir apparent at point guard could be a bit farfetched.

Burke averaged 18.6 points and 6.6 assists as a sophomore at Michigan and demonstrated a will to win that helped the Wolverines reach the NCAA championship game. And if there was a bias in the past against players at his position being drafted ahead of centers and forwards, the selections of Derrick Rose, John Wall and Kyrie Irving with the top pick in three of the last five years has put an end to that.

But at 6-foot-1, Burke is shorter than all three of them. It also explains why, if the many mock drafts are to be believed, the Magic are likely to take either Ben McLemore of Kansas or Victor Oladipo of Indiana should they spend their pick on a guard.

"Obviously, there's going to be some type of concern, depending on where I go," Burke said last month during the NBA draft combine in Chicago. "But my heart, you can't really measure that."

That heart was on full display during the South Regional. After going 0-for-4 in the first half, Burke scored all 23 of his points in the second half and overtime against McLemore and Kansas, including a long 3-pointer to force an extra five-minute period. Two days later against Florida, he had 15 points and seven assists with just one turnover in a 79-59 rout of the Gators that sent the Wolverines to the Final Four.