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PRESS BOX: Oklahoma QB Allen transferring to Syracuse, Michigan's Burke to NBA

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Oklahoma quarterback Drew Allen, who has one more year of college eligibility, will transfer to Syracuse. Allen, a senior, is graduating from Oklahoma in May so he will not have to sit out a year. He will join Syracuse in the summer.

"It is the toughest decision of my life just because of the uniqueness of the situation," Allen told the Syracuse Post-Standard. "Coming out of high school, I was basically deciding where I was going to go for the next four or five years of my life. With this, it was a decision that would span a matter of months -- a one-year deal."

The 6-foot-5, 226-pound Allen was a high school All-American from San Antonio. He will compete for the starting quarterback job at Syracuse after spending his career at Oklahoma as a backup. He redshirted in 2009 and then played behind Landry Jones.

First-year Syracuse coach Scott Shafer is in need of a starter to replace Ryan Nassib. He cannot officially comment on Allen until he enrolls at Syracuse.

Allen picked Syracuse over North Carolina State, saying his relationship with offensive coordinator George McDonald was a deciding factor.

"Both coaching staffs are amazing; both have great players. But when it came down to it, I just feel like what Coach McDonald is talking about doing there at Syracuse really fits my style."

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Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke will forego his final two years of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft, Yahoo! Sports reported Saturday.

Burke led No. 4-seed Michigan to the NCAA championship game earlier this week, losing to Louisville.

Burke is projected to be a lottery pick in the June draft. He averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds and shot 46.3 percent in 35.3 minutes per game this season.
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