In trying to narrow their targets for the sixth overall pick before the June 27 NBA draft, the New Orleans Pelicans got their first extended look at Michigan point guard Trey Burke on Friday at the Alario Center. They put Burke and Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams through separate workouts that lasted about an hour and was closed to the media. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams also met with Maryland's Alex Len, who was unable to participate because he is still recovering from a stress fracture in his left ankle. Burke, 6 feet, 190 pounds, is considered to be the top-rated point guard in the draft class. Most of the mock drafts have the Pelicans taking Burke. "It was a good workout,’’ Williams said. "He’s a point guard that can score the ball and he’s got really good vision. He’s put on some muscle and certainly he can add some speed to our team, but you don’t know how that’s going to translate yet because they’re so young. "You don’t know what’s going to happen when you have to go against the best in the NBA. But he is a good player.’’ At Michigan, Burke averaged 16.9 points and 5.7 assists and was named the national player of the year after leading the Wolverines to the Final Four for the first time since the 1993 Fab Five team led by Chris Webber.
Pelicans get their first extended look at Michigan point guard Trey Burke
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Jun 14