Alisa Burras

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Alisa Burras
Personal information
Born (1975-06-23) June 23, 1975 (age 41)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school John Marshall (Chicago, Illinois)
Playing career 1998–2003
Position Center
Career history
1998 Colorado Xplosion
1999 Cleveland Rockers
2000–2002 Portland Fire
2003 Seattle Storm
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-American – AP, USBWA (1998)
  • Sun Belt Player of the Year (1997)
  • First-team All-Sun Belt (1998)
  • First-team NJCAA All-American (1996)
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Alisa Marzatte Burras (born June 23, 1975) is a former professional women's basketball player. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois[1] and played for Westark Community College in Fort Smith, Arkansas from 1994 to 1996 and helped lead the Lady Lions to the 1995 JUCO National Championship. She left Westark with school records for points (1481), rebounds (534), and blocks (121). Legendary coach Leon Barmore offered Burras a scholarship to play for Louisiana Tech University, and she played with the Lady Techsters from 1996 to 1998. Burras led LA Tech to the NCAA Championship Game in 1998 but lost to Tennessee 93-74. In the championship game, she posted 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Techsters. During her two seasons at LA Tech, the Lady Techsters compiled a 62-8 record. Burras was drafted in the first round (fifth overall) by the Colorado Xplosion in the 1998 ABL Draft. When the ABL folded, she was signed by the WNBA and allocated to the Cleveland Rockers on May 11, 1999. After the 1999 season, Burras was selected in the first round (fourth overall) of the December 1999 WNBA Expansion Draft by the Portland Fire. She played for the Fire for 3 seasons until the franchise folded and was then selected in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2003 WNBA Dispersal Draft by the Seattle Storm. Burras retired after the 2003 season.