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|Power forward / Center|
April 23, 1979 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||244.2 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California)
Woodbridge (Irvine, California)
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|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)|
|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 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.
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. 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. 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.
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
- United States. "Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, California) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". En.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- Player website - "About Chris"
- USA Today: Pro basketball: NBA with Chris Burgess
- NBA: Player Profile