The 2010-11 season was senior Trey Burke's third at point guard for the Northland High School boys basketball team, but in many ways he was in a new role.

The 2010-11 season was senior Trey Burke's third at point guard for the Northland High School boys basketball team, but in many ways he was in a new role.

Without 2010 graduates Jared Sullinger and J.D. Weatherspoon to pass to, Burke had to boost his scoring for a team that won its fourth Division I district championship in five seasons and reached the state title game.

The 6-foot-1 University of Michigan signee is the Vikings' third consecutive ThisWeek Super 12 captain, following Sullinger's selection the previous two seasons. Burke also was named Ohio's Mr. Basketball and the state's co-Player of the Year.

"Over the last couple years, my role has changed," Burke said. "With the graduations of Jared and J.D., my role has been to get others involved but also to score. I've been more of a scorer in the point guard role this season."

Burke made the Super 12 last season when he averaged 14.5 points. This season, he averaged more than 23 points and surpassed 1,000 for his career.

Burke also averaged more than six assists and two steals while shooting 48 percent from 3-point range as the Vikings went 26-2. They lost to Cincinnati La Salle 59-40 in the state final March 26 at Ohio State.

Burke was a starter in 2009 when Northland beat Cincinnati Princeton 60-58 for the Division I state title.

"There's a reason why he's going to Michigan," coach Satch Sullinger said. "He's pretty damn good. When you're a good ballplayer like he is, you make the people around you better. He's encouraging people to play defense and is really just a coach's dream. You're not going to knock him off balance because he's so strong."

Burke, who made first-team all-City League-North Division and was the district's Player of the Year in Division I, helped the Vikings win a fifth consecutive City championship with a 59-52 victory over Walnut Ridge on Feb. 19.

Northland, 76-4 over the past three seasons, has won 74 games in a row against City-North opponents and in City finals.

"Working in the summer and being surrounded by more of the top players in the summer has helped me," Burke said. "I play for one of the top AAU teams and there's just a lot of great all-around players around me."

•OTHER FIRST-TEAMERS — Matt Bingaya (Delaware, Jr., guard), Percy Dean (Mifflin, Sr., guard), Jack Gibbs (Westerville North, So., guard), Traevon Jackson (Westerville South, Sr., guard), Elijah Macon (Marion-Franklin, Jr., forward), Martise McLaurin (Beechcroft, Sr., guard), Zack Riddle (Dublin Coffman, Sr., guard), Brian Sullivan (Upper Arlington, Sr., guard), Marquicce Taylor (Africentric, Sr., guard), Stevie Taylor (Gahanna, Sr., guard), Austin Traylor (Walnut Ridge, Sr., forward).

•HONORABLE MENTION — Christian Heine (Coffman, Sr., guard), Quentin Henderson (Westerville Central, Sr., guard), Ben Jones (Westerville South, Sr., guard), Tyler Kelly (Pickerington North, Sr., guard), Caris Levert (Pickerington Central, Jr., guard), Jon Primes (Bexley, Sr., guard), Zach Ratcliff (Columbus Academy, Sr., forward), Matt Rhodes (Westerville North, Jr., forward), Wesley Russell (Centennial, Sr., guard), Devon Scott (Northland, Jr., forward), Eric Siefert (Hartley, Jr., guard), Nick Sosh (New Albany, Sr., forward), Cameron Vines (Whetstone, Sr., guard), Trent Weaver (Hilliard Bradley, Jr., forward), Andy Yazrombek (Olentangy Liberty, Sr., guard).

•PAST CAPTAINS — Northland's Jared Sullinger (2009-10), Canal Winchester's B.J. Mullens (2008), Eastmoor's Ron Steward (2007), Reynoldsburg's Javonté Clanton (2006), Brookhaven's Jamelle Cornley (2004-05), Brookhaven's Andrew Lavender (2003), Coffman's Chris Quinn (2002), Thomas Worthington's J.J. Sullinger (2001), Worthington Christian's Sam Smith (2000), Columbus West's Isaac Jefferson (1999), Brookhaven's Antwain Lavender (1998), Westland's Doug Davis (1996-97) and Westerville North's Shaun Stonerook (1995).