|Alec Burks Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||July 20, 1991|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Alec Burks is an American professional basketball player who was picked by the Utah Jazz as the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
Grandview, Jackson County, Missouri, United States
Alec Burks studied at Grandview High School. During his time there, he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Missouri in 2009.
He then attended the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder, CU, or Colorado), a public research university situated in Boulder, Colorado.
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Steve Burks (Played college basketball at the University of Washington)
- Mother – Dina Burks
- Siblings – Steve Jr. (Older Brother)
Shooting Guard/Small Forward
6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm
97 kg or 214 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Alec Burks Facts
- He averaged 23.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 10.2 assists, and 1.6 steals per game as a senior in high school and was named the Kansas City Star and Metro Sports Player of the Year in his senior year.
- Alec Burks had signed to play for the Colorado Buffaloes men’s basketball team during the November 2008 signing period, before he started his senior year of high school.
- In 2009, he was listed as the No. 49 shooting guard and the No. 196 player in the nation as well as was considered a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com.
- He received the 2010 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year award during his freshman year at Colorado as well as was named in the Big 12 All-Rookie team.
- Alec Burks was included in the All-Big 12 first team during his sophomore year.
- He decided that he would forgo his two remaining eligible college years in April 2011 in order to enter the NBA draft.
- In the 2011 NBA draft, he was picked by the Utah Jazz with the 12th overall pick. He went on to sign his rookie scale contract with the team on December 9, 2011.
- Alec Burks scored a career-high 34 points in a 118–103 win with the Utah Jazz over the Denver Nuggets on January 13, 2014.
- He signed a four-year, $42 million contract extension with the Utah Jazz on October 31, 2014. After he suffered a shoulder injury, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 season on December 30, 2014.
- An ankle injury ruled him out for 6 weeks on December 27, 2015.
- Along with two future second-round picks, Alec Burks was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Kyle Korver on November 29, 2018.
- With the Cleveland Cavaliers, he made his debut on November 30, 2018, and recorded 15 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals in a 128–95 loss to the Boston Celtics.
- In a three-team trade involving the Houston Rockets, Alec Burks was traded to the Sacramento Kings on February 7, 2019. The next day, he debuted with the team and recorded nine points and four rebounds in a 102–96 win over the Miami Heat.
- He signed a contract with the Golden State Warriors on July 11, 2019.
- On October 30, 2019, he made his debut with the Golden State Warriors recording seven points and two assists in a 121–110 loss to the Phoenix Suns.
- Alec Burks switched his jersey number from 8 to 20 on January 30, 2020, out of respect for the late professional basketball player Kobe Bryant who passed away in a helicopter crash four days earlier.
- Along with Glenn Robinson III, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for three future second-round picks on February 6, 2020.
- On February 11, 2020, Burks made his debut with the Philadelphia 76ers and recorded two points and two assists in a 110–103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
- He signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the New York Knicks on November 22, 2020.
- Alongside Nerlens Noel, Alec Burks was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for the draft rights to Nikola Radičević and a 2025 protected second-round pick on July 11, 2022.
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