Michael Burtscher

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Michael Burtscher
Personal information
Born (1985-03-08) March 8, 1985 (age 32)
Baden, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss / Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College Clearwater Christian College
PBA draft 2009 Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Alaska Aces
Playing career 2009–2015
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
2009–2011 Alaska Aces
2012 B-Meg Llamados
2012–2013 San Miguel Beermen
2013–2014 Air21 Express
2014–2015 Kia Sorento / Kia Carnival
Career highlights and awards

Michael Burtscher (born March 8, 1985) is a Filipino-Swiss former professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association.

Initially one of the 51 rookie aspirants in the 2009 PBA draft, Burtscher was selected as the sixth overall pick by the Alaska Aces. Burtscher won his first ring as a rookie when he played for the Aces for two seasons before being traded to the then B-Meg Llamados and winning his second PBA championship. Shortly after winning his first title, Burtscher was waived by the Llamados. He was later signed to the San Miguel Beermen of the ASEAN Basketball League where he also won a championship. The entry of two new expansions teams in the PBA signaled his return to the second oldest league in the world, he was signed by the then Kia Sorento where he played for a season averaging 3 points per game.[1]

Burtscher hinted his retirement on September 10, 2016 on his Facebook account citing that his 'heart isn't on the game anymore'. Four days later, he finally made an official announcement thanking all the people who contributed to his 'good career'.[2] Burtscher currently enjoys being an indigenous people advocate, photographer and philanthropist.[3]

PBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  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

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Season-by-season averages[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Alaska 13 5.8 .312 .000 .167 1.2 .1 .1 .2 .9
2011–12 B-Meg 12 1.9 .125 .000 .000 .6 .0 .0 .3 .2
2012–13 Air21 2 5.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2013–14 Air21 31 7.6 .419 .000 .667 1.4 .2 .0 .3 1.2
2014–15 Kia 11 10.8 .478 .000 .500 1.7 .2 .1 .6 2.5
Career 69 6.7 .385 .000 .516 1.2 .1 .0 .3 1.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joble, Rey. "After being put in spotlight, Mahindra comes to terms with players Alex Nuyles, Mike Burtscher". interaksyon.com. Retrieved October 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ Acosta Delacruz, Angelo. "Former PBA journeyman Michael Burtscher retires from basketball". AADC Sports. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Life after PBA: Mike Burtscher turns into philantropist". http://www.foxsportsasia.com/. Retrieved June 20, 2016.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ Player Profile at PBA-Online!