|No. 10 – Utah Jazz|
July 20, 1991 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||211 lb (96 kg)|
|High school||Grandview (Grandview, Missouri)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Alec Burks (born July 20, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Utah Jazz as the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, but made his first pro start in his third year with the team. Burks primarily plays the shooting guard position.
He played for the Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team during his college years, and was most notably the school's first-ever Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year in 2010. As a sophomore, Burks was statistically the eighteenth-best scorer in the Division I. With Colorado, he missed only a single college game. Burks also gained national attention following his nomination to the Big-12 First Team in second season with the Buffaloes. He entered the 2011 NBA draft shortly after his sophomore year, projected to be a first-round draft pick despite playing just two seasons at Colorado.
High school career
Burks attended Grandview High School, where in 2009 he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Missouri. As a senior, he averaged 23.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He was also named the Kansas City Star and Metro Sports Player of the Year during his senior year.
Prior to his senior year of high school, Burks signed with Colorado during the November 2008 signing period.
In his sophomore year, he was named in the All-Big 12 first team.
In April 2011, Burks decided to forgo his two remaining eligible college years to enter the NBA draft.
Utah Jazz (2011–present)
Burks was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. On December 9, 2011, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Jazz. In his rookie season, he averaged 7.2 points in 13.2 minutes per game. The Jazz made the 2012 playoffs, but they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round. In his first career playoff game, he scored 6 points.
On October 25, 2012, the Jazz exercised their third-year team option on Burks' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2013–14 season. On October 29, 2013, the Jazz exercised their fourth-year team option on Burks' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2014–15 season.
On October 31, 2014, Burks signed a four-year, $42 million contract extension with the Jazz. On December 30, 2014, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 season due to a shoulder injury.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Burks is the son of Steve and Dina Burks. He also has an older brother, Steve Jr.
- "Alec Burks Bio". CUBuffs.com. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
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