Trey Burke at Michigan (Photo: Adam Glanzman)

The TrueHoop Network has once again run his annual mock draft and the verdict is in.  With the seventh pick of 2013 THN Mock Draft, Cowbell Kingdom selects Trey Burke out of the University of Michigan on behalf of the Sacramento Kings.  Here’s why:

Burke wasn’t my first choice, but with C.J. McCollum off the board at no. 6, I felt like he was the best player available.  Burke’s game reminds me a lot of Isaiah Thomas’ game, but he has better size.  They are both “gamers”, which is something I look for when choosing a floor general.  Passing on Anthony Bennett was tough.  He very well could be this generation’s Larry Johnson, but I’m not a huge fan of undersized power forwards with a history of injury problems.  Burke will be a solid rotational player for a long time.  This isn’t a star studded draft, but there is quality and I’m not sure that the Kings are the team that should be gambling with another top ten lottery pick.

- James Ham

See the results from the rest of the THN’s annual mock draft below.

Team

Writer

THN Site

Pick

1. Cleveland CavaliersColin McGowanCavs: The BlogAlex Len
2. Orlando MagicEddy RiveraMagic BasketballNerlens Noel
3. Washington WizardsKyle WeidieTruth About It.netOtto Porter
4. Charlotte BobcatsSpencer PercyQueen City HoopsVictor Oladipo
5. Phoenix SunsRyan Weisert/ Kevin ZimmermanValley of the SunsBen McLemore
6. New Orleans PelicansRyan SchwanBourbon Street ShotsC.J. McCollum
7. Sacramento KingsJames HamCowbell KingdomTrey Burke
8. Detroit PistonsDan FeldmanPistonPoweredAnthony Bennett
9. Minnesota TimberwolvesSteve McPhersonA Wolf Among WolvesKentavious Caldwell-Pope
10. Portland Trail BlazersDanny NowellPortland Roundball SocietyCody Zeller
11. Philadelphia 76ersTom SunnergrenHoop76Kelly Olynyk
12. Oklahoma City ThunderRoyce YoungDaily ThunderSteven Adams
13. Dallas MavericksIan LevyThe Two Man GameMichael Carter-Williams
14. Utah JazzAndy LarsenSalt City HoopsShabazz Muhammad
15. Milwaukee BucksJeremy SchmidtBucksketballShane Larkin
16. Boston CelticsBrendan JacksonCelticsHubDennis Schroeder
17. Atlanta HawksBo ChurneyHawksHoopRudy Gobert
18. Atlanta HawksBo ChurneyHawksHoopJamaal Franklin
19. Cleveland CavaliersColin McGowanCavs: The BlogSergey Karasev
20. Chicago BullsMichael PinaRed94/CelticsHubGiannis Adetokunbo
21. Utah JazzAndy LarsenSalt City HoopsLucas Nogueira
22. Brooklyn NetsJeremy GordonBrooklyn’s FinestTony Mitchell
23. Indiana PacersJared DubinHardwood ParoxysmReggie Bullock
24. New York KnicksRobert SilvermanKnickerbloggerRicky Ledo
25. Los Angeles ClippersFred KatzClipperBlogGorgui Dieng
26. Minnesota TimberwolvesSteve McPhersonA Wolf Among WolvesAllen Crabbe
27. Denver NuggetsKalen DeremoRoundball Mining Co.Erick Green
28. San Antonio SpursTimothy Varner48 Minutes of HellMike Muscala
29. Oklahoma City ThunderRoyce YoungDaily ThunderTim Hardaway Jr.
30. Phoenix SunsRyan Weisert/ Kevin ZimmermanValley of the SunsJeff Withey