Watch: Trey Burke sinks unbelievable half court shot on his Washington Wizards debut

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It's sometimes easy to forget that Trey Burke was selected ninth overall in the 2013 draft.

He produced steady numbers during his three years with the Utah Jazz, who traded for him on draft night from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Still, it doesn't feel as though the talented guard has really shown the league what he can do yet, especially considering how great he was for the University of Michigan.

The Washington Wizards traded for Burke, 23, earlier this summer in exchange for a second-round pick in 2021. One might say for his high draft pick, that represents a good bit of business for the Wizards, but Jazz clearly felt they had given him a fair enough chance to succeed already.

Burke will now compete for minutes in the Washington backcourt with John Wall and Bradley Beal, but he made a terrific start to life last night on his debut for America's capital franchise.

The Wizards beat the Philadelphia 76ers 125-119 and Burke managed to get himself seven points and three rebounds in 21 minutes of action. However, three of those points were extra special.

Just before half-time, the point guard drove the rock up the court and unleashed an effort bang on half court that, with a little help from the rim and backboard, found it's way into the basket for an incredible long-range effort.

Burke is no doubt being used as backup for the main man in Wall, but this play shows what the man from Columbus, Ohio can really do.

Marcin Gortat
Washington Wizards
Southeast Division
Eastern Conference
Bradley Beal
Philadelphia Sixers
Atlantic Division
John Wall

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