Michigan guard Trey Burke is still mulling over whether to forgo the rest of his eligibility and enter the 2012 NBA Draft. It's a decision young men are faced with every year, and perhaps the biggest choice they'll have to make at that juncture in their lives. And, of course, everyone has an opinion.
This case, though, is a little different. It all started with Burke lamenting people giving their opinions.
EVERYONE got something to say... smh I thought this was my life!— Trey Burke (@Trey_Burke3) March 28, 2012
Somehow, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis took that tweet as an invitation to weigh in with his own advice.
@Trey_Burke3 My advice, believe in YOUR heart & mind, everything else is interference. People u seek out is better than those that seek u.— Mark Hollis (@MSUAD) March 28, 2012
And finally, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon laid the smackdown in a not-so-subtle way.
Mark Hollis had good intentions-but made a mistake. Not appropriate to tweet one of our student-athletes. Won't happen again. End of story.— Dave Brandon (@DaveBrandonAD) March 29, 2012
So to recap: Burke implies he's tired of unsolicited advice; Hollis, a rival AD, gives unsolicited -- though perhaps helpful -- advice; and Brandon, the AD at Michigan, wags his finger.
College basketball is pretty fun around draft time, you guys!
H/T Josh Slagter