Alec Burks

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Alec Burks
No. 10 – Utah Jazz
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-07-20) July 20, 1991 (age 26)
Grandview, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school Grandview (Grandview, Missouri)
College Colorado (2009–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–present Utah Jazz
2017 Salt Lake City Stars
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2011)
  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2010)
  • Big 12 All-Rookie Team (2010)
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[edit]

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.[1]

Prior to his senior year of high school, Burks signed with Colorado during the November 2008 signing period.[1]

Considered a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com, Burks was listed as the No. 49 shooting guard and the No. 196 player in the nation in 2009.[2]

College career[edit]

In his freshman year at Colorado, Burks was awarded the 2010 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year, while also being named in the Big 12 All-Rookie team.[1]

In his sophomore year, he was named in the All-Big 12 first team.[1]

In April 2011, Burks decided to forgo his two remaining eligible college years to enter the NBA draft.[3]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Colorado 30 30 30.2 .538 .352 .772 5.0 1.8 1.2 0.4 17.1
2010–11 Colorado 38 37 31.4 .469 .292 .825 6.5 2.9 1.1 0.3 20.5

Professional career[edit]

Utah Jazz (2011–present)[edit]

Burks was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz.[4] On December 9, 2011, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Jazz.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

On January 13, 2014, Burks scored a career-high 34 points in a 118–103 win over the Denver Nuggets.[8]

On October 31, 2014, Burks signed a four-year, $42 million contract extension with the Jazz.[9][10] On December 30, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 season due to a shoulder injury.[11]

On December 27, 2015, Burks was ruled out for six weeks with an ankle fracture.[12] Two days later, he elected to undergo surgery on his fractured left fibula.[13] On April 8, 2016, he returned to action after missing 50 games with the injury. In 13 minutes off the bench, he scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting in a 102–99 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.[14]

On November 1, 2016, Burks was ruled out indefinitely after undergoing an arthroscopic procedure to debride his left ankle.[15] On January 9, 2017, he spent a day with Utah's D-League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars.[16][17] He was reassigned to Salt Lake City on January 11,[18] and then recalled the next day after appearing in a game for the Stars.[19] On January 21, 2017, he came off the bench for the Jazz and scored a season-high 13 points in a season-high 18 minutes in a 109–100 win over the Indiana Pacers.[20] Seven days later, he set a new season high with 15 points in a 102–95 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.[21]

On November 30, 2017, Burks scored a season-high 28 points off the bench in a 126–107 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.[22] On December 4, 2017, he scored 27 points in a 116–69 win over the Washington Wizards for his third straight game with 20 or more—his best string since three straight 20-point games in February 2014.[23]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Utah 59 0 15.9 .429 .333 .727 2.2 .9 .5 .1 7.2
2012–13 Utah 64 0 17.8 .420 .359 .713 2.3 1.4 .5 .2 7.0
2013–14 Utah 78 12 28.1 .457 .350 .748 3.3 2.7 .9 .2 14.0
2014–15 Utah 27 27 33.3 .403 .382 .822 4.2 3.0 .6 .2 13.9
2015–16 Utah 31 3 25.7 .410 .405 .752 3.5 2.0 .6 .1 13.3
2016–17 Utah 42 0 15.5 .399 .329 .769 2.9 .7 .4 .1 6.7
Career 301 42 22.0 .428 .360 .752 2.9 1.8 .6 .2 10.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Utah 4 0 15.8 .250 .000 .857 2.8 .8 .5 .0 6.5
Career 4 0 15.8 .250 .000 .857 2.8 .8 .5 .0 6.5

Personal life[edit]

Burks is the son of Steve and Dina Burks. He also has an older brother, Steve Jr.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Alec Burks Bio". CUBuffs.com. Retrieved November 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Alec Burks Recruiting Profile". 247Sports.com. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Alec Burks To Enter NBA Draft". CUBuffs.com. April 21, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Jazz Selects Enes Kanter and Alec Burks in 2011 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jazz Signs 2011 Lottery Picks". NBA.com. December 9, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Jazz Exercises Team Options on Four Players". NBA.com. October 25, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jazz Exercises Team Options on Burks and Kanter". NBA.com. October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ Payne, Matt (January 14, 2014). "Notebook: Jazz 118, Nuggets 103". NBA.com. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ Lea, Bill (October 31, 2014). "Jazz Sign Alec Burks to Multi-Year Contract Extension". NBA.com. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  10. ^ Windhorst, Brian (November 1, 2014). "Alec Burks gets 4-year extension". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ Lea, Bill (December 30, 2014). "Alec Burks Injury Update – December 30, 2014". NBA.com. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (December 27, 2015). "Sources: Jazz's Alec Burks sidelined at least six weeks". Yahoo.com. Retrieved December 27, 2015. 
  13. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (December 29, 2015). "Sources: Jazz's Alec Burks to have surgery on fractured fibula". Yahoo.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  14. ^ Coon, John (April 9, 2016). "Crawford scores 30, including winner to lead Clippers". NBA.com. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Alec Burks Injury Update". NBA.com. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Jazz Assign Alec Burks, Danté Exum and Raul Neto to Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. January 9, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Jazz Recall Alec Burks, Danté Exum and Raul Neto from Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. January 9, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Jazz Assign Alec Burks and Raul Neto to Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. January 11, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Jazz Recall Alec Burks and Raul Neto from Salt Lake City Stars". NBA.com. January 12, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Hill scores 30 vs. former team as Jazz beat Pacers 109-100". ESPN.com. January 21, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Randolph, Gasol shine in Grizzlies' 102-95 win over Jazz". ESPN.com. January 28, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Jazz overwhelm Clippers in fourth to win 126-107". ESPN.com. November 30, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Burks scores 27, Jazz run away from Wizards 116-69". ESPN.com. December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2017. 

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