Michigan's Burke declares for NBA Draft

Coach Beilein and Burke talk with team before Sunday's press conference.

It's a decision that Michigan fans have been dredding, but today Trey Burke delcared for the NBA Draft, and broke some of those hearts that bleed maize and blue.

He was posed with the same problem last year. Stay or go?

Burke came back for his sophomore season, and it turned out to be great.

Michigan, led by Burke, went back to the Final Four for the first time in 20-years. And #3 became the consensus #1 player in the nation - making this time, the right time for to go pro.

"That's where my coaches did a great job," says Burke. "They explained to me. If you're going to make a decision, then you have to be a 100% with that decision. No regrets. You have to do it with your heart. And I feel like that was the right decision."

"He was ready for it. We felt both ways that this was his time, says Michigan Head Coach John Beilein. "The timing was good. His head was in the right place. He's really taken attention to this. 'I'm going to be at Michigan only two years, but I'm going to get every bit out of it."

But will his teammates make the same decision?

Many mock drafts have Tim Hardaway Jr, Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III all as potential first round draft picks, and one might wonder if Burke entering the draft might lead the others to follow suit?

Burke says no way.

"It's not going to come down to 'Oh, Trey left, so maybe I should leave.' Or, 'Trey left, I should stay.' It's going to come down to what they honestly feel is the best for them."