For someone who was already a classy basketballer at the age of 5 and mastered ambidexterity before he turned 10, Trey Burke has all it takes to conquer anything that intends to stand against his NBA dreams.
Albeit it is a common view that this bloke hasn’t been able to match up the attainments of his college career in the NBA, no one would claim he isn’t a fine basketballer. Beyond Burke’s bio and the facts surrounding his career, this piece contains the things one ought to know about his personal and family life.
Trey Burke’s Biography
It was on the 12th of November and in the year 1992 that this American professional footballer was birthed. Alfonso Clark Trey Burke III was born in Columbus, Ohio, which was equally where he was raised alongside his sisters, Amber and Amani. As his grandfather and father played basketball, it was hardly a surprise that Trey was exceptional in the game when he was only 5. His dad made it a duty to develop Trey’s ability in the game at that tender age to such an extent the chap had good ambidexterity before he clocked 10.
Owing to the skills he acquired in the earliest years of his life, Trey blossomed as a basketballer with the Northland High School team. In addition to the many feats he attained as a basketballer in high school, Trey made the Parade All-American second-team of 2011 and was crowned as the Ohio Mr. Basketball of the year.
His college career with the Wolverines of the University of Michigan spanned from 2011 to 2013. Following the phenomenal performance he pulled off in his freshman year, he received the 2012 Big Ten Freshman of the Year honor. His sophomore season was even better as it brought the point guard numerous recognitions and coveted accolades. Apart from the 2013 Bob Cousy Award it brought him, Trey was celebrated as the Big Ten Player of the Year. In addition to that, he emerged the National College Player of the Year, got named among the All-Big Ten first team, and as expected, the All-American Consensus first team.
In view of the things he accomplished in his sophomore year, Trey Burke was convinced he’s set to commence his professional career, thus, he made himself available for the 2013 NBA Draft. The Minnesota Timberwolves came for him in the first round, he was the 9th overall pick. But then, he didn’t get to stay with the Timberwolves as he was traded to the Utah Jazz. With the Jazz, he had a fine rookie campaign and made the NBA All-Rookie first team of 2014. After the 2015-16 NBA season, he joined the Washington Wizards and spent the 2016-17 season with the team. He had a brief stint with the Westchester Knicks of NBA’s G League before he joined the New York Knicks in January 2018.
Family Life – Wife Or Girlfriend, Is He Married?
It is no secret that this New York Knicks point guard’s love life has been revolving around De’Monique Ann Nadine Chenault for as long as anyone can remember. As fortune would have it, we can no longer discuss Trey’s love life in the light of who his girlfriend is – he is a married man and any serious fan of his should know this. The NBA star got married to his longtime girlfriend De’Monique sometime in October 2017.
We’ve pieced together that the two were lovers for roughly a decade or more before they became life partners. As the story goes, they met in their first school year of high school, Trey fancied her but waited until their sophomore year to act on his feelings. He asked for her phone number and it marked the beginning of their affair. They remained lovers throughout high school and even when they were forced to stay apart due to their college education. The relationship later saw the birth of their first child, a son they named Trey Clark Burke. He was born on the 11th of June and in the year 2014.
Possibly, it was the birth of Trey Clark that inspired the two to formalize their union. In October 2017, precisely on the 8th day of the month, Trey and De’Monique became man and wife. The wedding ceremony was quite a grand one, it happened at the Ivory Room in their hometown – Columbus Ohio. The duo talked about what they cherish the most in each other with De’Monique stressing that she’s charmed by Trey’s Christian faith. On his own part, the basketballer declared De’Monique’s belief in God and in him a prized possession.
Trey Burke’s family life revolves around his wife and son, his two sisters, his wife’s relatives, and of course, his parents – Ronda Burke (mother) and her husband Alfonso Benji Burke II.
Burke’s Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
Among the few things regarded as Trey Burke’s weaknesses in professional basketball are his height and body frame. Although it is very obvious that the Knicks’ star is talented and skilled in the game, it was widely expressed when he was set to join the NBA that his figure would limit his performance. Described as “undersized”, analysts had quite a time elaborating on why Trey’s physique would make it difficult for him to thrive in the point guard position. It was said that he’d have a hard time playing in the league as his size will make it easy for his passes to be deflected.
Thankfully, Burke joined the league of players who have made a strong case about size not being the ultimate factor that determines a player’s performance in the sport. As listed, Trey is 6 ft 1 in (1.85m) tall and weighs 191 lb (86.6 kg). The rest of his vital stats as at the time he got drafted are as listed below:
Wingspan – 6″5.5
Hand Width – 8″.75
Standing Reach – 8″1.5
Standing Leap – 29″.5
Maximum Leap – 36″.5