Jazz rookie cheered on by college fans during win over Detroit

Posted at 10:18 PM, Jan 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-18 00:18:24-05

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.– A year ago Trey Burke was leading the Michigan Wolverines to the top of the Big Ten.

Friday at the Palace, he was leading the Jazz to a 110-89 blowout win over the Detroit Pistons.

Hundreds of fans who cheered for Burke in college turned out to support the former NCAA player of the year, and he didn’t disappoint. Burke led the Jazz with 20 points and 12 assists, highlighted by a lob to Jeremy Evans for a dunk in the fourth quarter.

Rodney Stuckey led all scores with 21, but the Jazz had built a 19-point lead after three quarters and cruised to a 21-point win with Burke and the rest of the starters resting on the bench. The Jazz are at Minnesota on Saturday, and then they host the Timberwolves in Salt Lake City on Tuesday.