Stanley Burrell (basketball)

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Stanley Burrell
Free agent
Position Point guard
Personal information
Born (1984-09-16) September 16, 1984 (age 33)
Fort Knox, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Ben Davis (Indianapolis, Indiana)
College Xavier (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Bosna
2009 Austin Toros
2009–2010 Verviers-Pepinster
2010–2011 Generali Okapi Aalstar
2011–2012 Energa Czarni Słupsk
2012–2013 Eisbaeren Bremerhaven
2013 Royal Halı Gaziantep
2014 Bnei Herzliya
2014 Hitachi SunRockers
2014–2015 Tsmoki-Minsk
2015 Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2015 APOEL
2016 Szolnoki Olaj
2016 Energa Czarni Słupsk
Career highlights and awards

Stanley Dewayne Burrell, Jr. (born September 16, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Energa Czarni Słupsk of the Polish Basketball League. Standing at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m), he plays the point guard position. Burrell played college basketball for Sean Miller at Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH).[1] He was the starting guard for four seasons at Xavier and finished his career #12 on the All-Time scoring list (with 1,612 points). He also played in a school record 132 collegiate games.

Early life[edit]

Burrell was born to Wonda and Stanley Burrell in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Burell's parents divorced at an early age, leaving him and his brother, James Burrell, to be raised by their mother in her hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. In Indianapolis, Burrell attended Ben Davis High School, where he led the team in scoring as a senior with 20.9 points per game and guided them to a Sectional Championship and a Regional Runner-up finish to Pike High School in 2003. Burrell was named to the 2003 Indiana All-Star Team and also the Star West Player of the Year. After completing his high school training, he signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Xavier University.

Prep-school season[edit]

After graduating from Ben Davis High School, Burrell did not go directly to Xavier University. Instead, he attended Hargrave Military Academy for the 2003–04 season. There he developed his game and body, so that he could have an immediate impact at Xavier. Burrell averaged 15.5 points per game and won the Prep-school National Championship.

College career[edit]

Burrell arrived at Xavier University for his freshman season (2004–05) ready to contribute immediately. He led Xavier in scoring as a freshman with 12.7 points per game. Only the 3rd freshman player to ever accomplish that feat. He was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team and also the All-Championship Team.

In his sophomore season (2005–06), Xavier won the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament (but lost in the 1st round to Gonzaga). Burrell again led Xavier in scoring, with 14.4 points per game, and also assists, with 3.3 assists per game. He was named to the All Atlantic 10 Conference Team.

In his junior season (2006–07), Xavier won the Atlantic 10 regular season championship and earned another berth into the NCAA Tournament (but lost in the round of 32 vs. Ohio State University). Burrell was the team's 2nd leading scorer, with 12.4 points per game, and also 2nd in assists, with 2.4 assists per game. He was again named to the Atlantic 10 All Conference Team.

In his senior season (2007–08), Xavier won its 3rd consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship and earned another berth to the NCAA Tournament (advancing to the Elite Eight before losing to UCLA). Burrell became one of the nation's top defenders and was named the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year. He was still also contributing 9.7 points per game and 3.8 assists per game.

Burrell received national attention for his senior season defensive effort: Seth Davis (Sports Illustrated and CBS) named Burrell as the Captain of his ninth annual "All-Glue" Team an SI.com column. Burrell was named to the National All-Defensive First Team (rivals.com) and the National Defensive All-America Team (collegeinsider.com). ESPN analyst Jay Bilas had him among his six National Defensive Player of the Year candidates...

College career statistics[edit]

Year GP-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct Rbs-Avg PF A TO S Pts-Avg
2004-05 29-24 31.2 126-303 .416 61-166 .367 56-71 .789 94-3.2 74 60 63 22 369-12.7
2005-06 32-31 34.2 165-400 .413 69-172 .401 61-78 .782 94-2.9 56 105 73 23 460-14.4
2006-07 34-33 31.4 134-349 .384 61-171 .357 94-119 .790 68-2.0 51 83 62 24 423-12.4
2007-08 37-37 32.0 107-274 .391 44-112 .393 102-124 .823 81-2.2 56 140 84 28 360-9.7

TOTAL132-125 32.2 532-1326 .401 235-621 .378 313-392 .798 337-2.6 237 388 282 97 1612-12.2

(Statistics provided by GoXavier.com)

Professional basketball career[edit]

After graduating from Xavier University with a Communications and Liberal Arts degree, Burrell attended the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Virginia (where he tied the record for most assists in one game: 13 assists) and the 2008 NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Florida.

Burrell signed his first professional basketball contract for 1 year with KK Bosna of the Adriatic League. Burrell averaged 9.7 points and 2.4 assists per game, in just 17 games played. Burrell left the team in January 2009 (due to the team's financial problems) and signed with the Austin Toros of the NBA's Developmental League for the remainder of the season.

Due to him arriving so late in the season, Burrell only played a reserve role for the Toros. He averaged 6.5 points and 2.0 assists per game. The Toros reached the semifinals of the D-League playoffs that season.

After attending free-agent camp with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies in May 2009, Burrell signed his 2nd professional contract for 1 year with Royal Basket Club Verviers-Pepinster of the Basketball League Belgium (BLB). In 31 games, Burrell averaged 10.8 points per game and led the entire Belgian League in assists with 142 (4.6 apg).

At the end of the 2009-10 season with Pepinster, Burrell was signed to a 1-year deal by Generali Okapi Aalstar of the Basketball League Belgium (BLB).

In 2010, Burrell began his 3rd professional basketball season as point guard for Generali Okapi Aalstar.

In 2011, Burrell signed with Energa Czarni Slupsk of the Polish League, where he led the team in scoring at 15.6ppg and 4.6apg

In 2012, Burrell signed with Bremerhaven of the German League, where he led the team in scoring at 16.2pp and 4.3apg

On July 9, 2013, he signed with Royal Halı Gaziantep.[2]

In January 2014, Burrell signed with Bnei Herzlyia of the Israeli League.

In 2014, Burrell signed with the Hitachi Sunrockers of the Japanese League.

On December 15, 2014 he signed with Tsmoki-Minsk of the Belarusian Premier League.[3] On February 17, 2015, he left Minsk (For a team financial crisis that resulted in late payments to all players) and signed with Hapoel Gilboa Galil of the Israeli League.[4]

In 2015, Burrell signed with Apoel of the Cyprus League.... In January 2016, he then moved to a Eurocup Team, Olaj Szolnok, of the Hungarian League.... He averaged 15.2ppg and 4.4apg in the Eurocup.

On July 27, 2016, Burrel signed with Polish club Energa Czarni Słupsk.[5] He left the club after appearing in three games.

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