I generally agree with your posts, and I realize you're only conveying what you think is Trey's position, but the part about college not being so great for the scholarship athlete is odd to me.
With Burke especially, here is a kid who committed to Penn State first, a kid who hometown OSU didn't even want. He comes here and flourishes, turning into the National Player of the Year. I think it's insane to believe he could have just gone anywhere and done that. We have a great system, and surrounded him with great players. As we see now in the NBA, it wasn't just elite natural talent that did that for him.
If the journey from unheralded recruit to NPOY, title game, and lotto pick in two years wasn't a great experience, well, he might have deeper issues.