Chris Burgess

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Chris Burgess
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1979-04-23) April 23, 1979 (age 36)
Provo, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 244.2 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
Woodbridge (Irvine, California)
College Duke (1997–1999)
Utah (2000–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Pro career 2002–2013
Career history
2002 Idaho Stampede (CBA)
2003 Tuborg (Turkey 2nd)
2004–2005 Cairns Taipans (Australia)
2005 San Miguel Beermen (Philippines)
2005–2006 Cairns Taipans (Australia)
2006 Criollos de Caguas (Philippines)
2006–2007 Mobis Phoebus (South Korea)
2007–2008 TTNet Beykoz (Turkey)
2008 Gigantes de Carolina (Philippines)
2008 BC Donetsk (Ukraine)
2008–2009 Erdemirspor (Turkey)
2009–2010 Al Wasl (United Arab Emirates)
2010 Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
2010–2011 Zastal Zielona Góra (Poland)
2011–2012 Trefl Sopot (Poland)
2012 Guaynabo Mets (Philippines)
2012–2013 Baniyas (United Arab Emirates)
2013 Al Ahli (United Arab Emirates)
2013 Al Shabab (United Arab Emirates)

Chris Burgess (born April 23, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. Burgess started his freshman year at Mater Dei High School[1] where he transferred to his local school Woodbridge High School in California and played his remaining high school years. He then attended Duke University and University of Utah. He played briefly with the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. In 2013 he officially retired from professional basketball and joined the coaching staff at the University of Utah as an undergraduate assistant coach.

College career[edit]

Burgess played alongside William Avery, Shane Battier, Elton Brand, & Corey Maggette at Duke University for two years between 1997-1999 (i.e. the 1998 and 1999 seasons) under coach Mike Krzyzewski. Duke made the Elite Eight and the NCAA National Championship game in Burgess's two seasons. He averaged 4.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and shot 50.8% from the field while averaging 12.5 minutes a game as a freshman. He averaged 5.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, & shot 61.4% from the field while averaging 15.6 minutes a game as a sophomore. He left Duke as the 23rd all-time leading blocks leader.[2] His performance fell short of the high expectations heaped on the McDonald's High School All-American when Burgess first chose Duke over BYU.

Burgess transferred to the University of Utah under head coach Rick Majerus. At Utah, Burgess suffered three different injuries. His redshirt year he suffered a buldged disc in his back. His Junior year, he was forced out of six games due to a broken left ankle. After a solid start to his senior season, Burgess tore his right plantar fascia on national TV vs. Texas, forcing him to miss the remainder of his senior year[3][citation needed]. He averaged 7.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, and shot 53.5% from the field while averaging 21.6 minutes a game his junior year. He averaged a team high in 5 statistical categories with 13.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, and shot 66% from the field while averaging 25.5 minutes a game his senior year.

NBA career[edit]

2002-2003 - Invited and attended training camp for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA.[4]

2002 - Salt Lake Mountain Revue Summer League with Phoenix Suns

2003 - Boston Summer League with Boston Celtics

2004 - Orlando Summer league & Las Vegas Summer League with Boston Celtics

2006 - Las Vegas Summer League with Washington Wizards


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