ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- For about three weeks, Michigan fans wondered whether Trey Burke was going to turn pro.
If he did, the Wolverines would enter this season with a major hole to fill. If Burke stayed, Michigan would be among the favorites for the Big Ten title -- and possibly an extended NCAA tournament run.
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There didn't seem to be any middle ground.
Burke decided to put off the NBA and remain with the Wolverines, and sure enough, his team enters the 2012-13 season amid high expectations. With Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jordan Morgan also back -- and a highly touted recruiting class arriving -- Michigan looks ready to contend for another conference crown after sharing the title last season.