Trey Burke is working on making himself more of a vocal presence.

"I'm letting the team hear my voice," Burke said.

Burke has helped disseminate information to a slew of new players.

"I've embraced it," said Burke, the Big Ten co-freshman of the year last season. "Being vocal at all times and just having a presence on the court. A year ago, it was kind of forced. But now it's more natural. I've been watching a lot of film of our offense. I'm just trying to teach the freshmen at a faster pace. ...

"All the guys are willing to listen and willing to learn. So I'm definitely ready for this. I'm pumped. I'm excited."

Burke will be asked to push the ball, drive the lane and create for his teammates.

"The shots are obviously going to be there," he said. "But we have more options this year. It's about getting more people involved, making others better.

"I think that's one of the biggest part of my game that I needed to work on. Last year, you'd see me kind of get sped up sometimes and take a forced shot instead of making a play for someone else."