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Alec Burks appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    University of Colorado
    Guard, 6-6, 195, Soph., 2L, Grandview, Mo. (Grandview)
    2010-11 AP Honorable Mention All-American
    2010-11 First-Team All-Big 12 Conference
    2009-10 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year

    • 3rd all-time in scoring average at CU (19.0 ppg.) behind Cliff Meely (24.3) and Shaun Vandiver (20.6).
    • 7th in free throw percentage (.804) 8th among scoring guards (1,291) 15th in scoring (1,291).
    • t-20th in starts (67) t-26th steals (76) 30th in minutes (2,100) 35th assists (165) 40th rebounding (397).
    • 397 career rebounds ranks sixth among CU guards 398 made free throws ranks sixth; 495 FT attempts ranks eighth.
    • Holds the CU freshman (512) and sophomore (779) scoring records.
    • Career-best 36 points (w/ personal-high 12 field goals) in upset win over No. 9/8 Missouri (Jan. 8, 2011) - 18th player in school history to score that many in a single game. 36 points was the third highest at the Coors Events Center (since 1979).
    • Also scored 33 points in upset victory over No. 5/5 Texas (Feb. 26, 2011).
    • 54 games with at least five or more FGs 41 games with 18+ points.
    • 39 games shot over 50% from the field 16 games 60+ percent 32 games scoring 20+ points 2, 30+ scoring games.
    • 7 double-doubles.
    • Led in scoring 38 times (4 shared); rebounding 27 times (9 shared); assists 22 times (9 shared) steals 20 times (11 shared) blocks 20 times (12 shared).
    • Three CU Athlete of the Week honors (all in 2010-11).
    2010-11 (sophomore)
    • School record points scored in a single-season (779 points) Most free throws single-season (249) and attempts (302).
    • First CU player in school history to score over 770 points, 240 rebounds, 100 assists in same season.
    • First CU player to average 20 or more points in a season (20.5 ppg.) since 1993-94 (Donnie Boyce, 22.4, 1993-94)
    • His 20.5 ppg. ranks ninth all-time in school history for a single season.
    • First CU player to make over 200 field goals in a season since 1990-91 251 FGs ranks fifth all-time.
    • 535 FG attempts, only the fourth time in school history a player over 500 attempts in a season.
    • Second on team in rebounding (247); offensive (91) and defensive (156) rebounding.
    • First in scoring (20.5 ppg.) and assists (112, 2.9 apg.) Second in rebounding (6.5 rpg.).
    • Led CU in scoring 26 times (1 shared) Led CU in rebounding 13 times (5 shared) Led CU in assists 18 times (7 shared) Led CU in steals 14 times (8 shared) Led CU in blocks 13 times (8 shared).
    • Recorded 24 games with 20+ or more points Pair of 30+ point games Five double-doubles.
    • Tallied 27 games with 18+ points 36 double-digit scoring games.
    • Shot over 50 percent from the field in 19 games; six games over 60+ percent.
    • 31 games with at least five or more FGs.
    • Only the second CU player to average over 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game for a season (20.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.9 apg), joining Donnie Boyce who averaged 22.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in the 1993-94 season.
    • 247 season rebounds tied for 22nd place on all-time list 247 rebounds ranks second all-time among CU guards and sixth of all sophomores.
    • 112 assists ranks 24th in season assists and sixth among CU sophomores.
    • 41 steals tied for 29th in season steals.
    • tied for the most free throws made (11 vs. California) in the NIT.
    2010-11 Records
    • Most points scored single-season (779)
    • Most points scored by a sophomore (779)
    • Most points scored single-season by a guard (779)
    • Most free throws made in a season (249)
    • Most free throw attempts in a season (302)
    • First player with at least 500 points (779), 200 rebounds (247), 100 assists (112) in a single season
    • 2010-11 Records Tied
    • Most free throws made in a half (2nd): 11 vs. Iowa State, March 9, 2011 (Kansas City) • Most games played in a season (38).

    15-Year History of the Big 12 Conference (CU Bests)
    • Most free throws made (11) and attempts (14) vs. Iowa State, March 9, 2011 (Kansas City)
    • Most points scored (36) against Missouri, Jan. 8, 2011 (Boulder)
    • Most free throws made (12) and attempted (20) against Texas, Feb. 26, 2011 (Boulder)
    • Tied for most free throws made (8) vs. Texas A&M, Feb. 9, 2011 (Boulder).

    Post-Season Awards
    • NIT All-Tournament Team (scored 97 points in four games, 24.3 ppg.)
    • Associated Press All-American honorable mention
    • Wooden Award Top-20 List Finalist • Big 12 Conference first team (unanimous)
    • University of Colorado Chauncey Billups - MVP Award winner
    • University of Colorado Jay Humphries - Assist Award recipient
    • Lute Olson All-America Team (one of 20 selected)
    • First CU player to be named to the Big 12 Basketball Championships All-Tournament team (2010-11)
    • 2011 USBWA 2010-11 All-District VIII First Team
    • 2011 NABC District 8 First Team Basketball Times All-District Southwest Team
    • 2011 Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 & Top 30 Watch List
    • 2011 Naismith Trophy Preseason Top 50 & Top 30 Watch List
    • 2011 Bob Cousy Award Watch List
    • Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week (Feb. 21-27; Jan. 3-9)
    • Andy Katz National Player of the Week (Feb. 21-27)
    • 2010-11 NetScouts Basketball All-Big 12 first team
    • Big 12 Player of the Week (Mar. 7-13).

    • Was 18th in scoring (20.5)
    • 98th at the free throw line (82.5)
    • 120th in field goal percentage (46.9).

    Big 12 (only)
    • Only player in the Big 12 to rank in the top-12 in the conference-only games in points (20.0; 2nd), rebounds (7.6; t-3rd), and assists (2.8; 12th)
    • Second in conference scoring (20.0 ppg.); tied for third in rebounding (7.6); fifth in defensive rebounding (4.9); seventh in free throw percentage (.809); tied for seventh offensive rebounding (2.7); eighth in field goal percentage (.412); 12th in assists (2.8)
    • Tied two others with the most field goals made in a game (12 vs. Missouri)
    • Conference high 20 free throw attempts (Texas)
    • Scored 580 points in 31 games (18.7 ppg.)
    • His 18.7 ppg. in Big 12-only games ranks fourth overall.

    Big 12 (all games)
    • Led the conference in scoring (20.5 ppg.)
    • First CU player to lead Big 12 in scoring (all games) with 20.5 ppg.
    • First CU player since Shaun Vandiver (1989-90) to lead conference in scoring
    • Sixth in field goal percentage (.469); seventh in free throw percentage (.825); 12th in rebounding (6.5); 12th in offensive rebounding (2.4); 13th in defensive rebounding (4.1); 14th in assists (2.9) • Tied two others with the most field goals made in a game (12 vs. Missouri) • Conference high 20 free throw attempts (Texas).

    2009-10 (freshman)

    • Became the first Colorado freshman to surpass 500 points in a single-season (512) and only the second CU freshman to lead his team in rebounding (5.0) since Matt Bullard (6.4, 1985-86).
    • Second in team scoring (17.1 ppg.) and field goals made (172); first in rebounding (5.0 rpg.) and FG% (.538); fourth in assists (53); tied for second in steals (35).
    • Started all 30 games he played in Missed one game (Kansas, Feb. 3) with a left knee sprain suffered at Iowa St. (Jan. 30).
    • 150 rebounds is sixth highest total by a CU freshman Double-figures in 29 games.
    • Two double-doubles Season-high 27 points against Missouri (Feb. 6) with a season-high 10 rebounds twice against Miami (OH) (Jan. 5), against Texas Tech (Mar. 10).
    • Scored 20+ points eight times.
    • Led CU in scoring in 12 games (three shared); Led CU in rebounds in 14 games (four shared); Led CU in assists four times (twice shared) Led CU in steals six times (three shared) Led CU in blocks seven times (four shared).
    • 14 games 18+ points, including eight 20+ point efforts.
    • 23 games with at least five or more FGs.
    • Shot over 50 percent from the field in 20 games, 10 games over 60+ percent.
    • Post-Season Awards
    • Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year (CU's first-ever); Big 12 All-Rookie Team; All-Big 12 Honorable Mention; 2009-10 Basketball Times' All-Freshman First Team; 2009-10 CollegeInsider.com All-America Freshman Team; 2009-2010 Big 12 specialty teams (Kansas City Star) All-Freshman Team; 2009-10 Sporting News Magazine All-Freshman Second Team; 2009-10 CUSPY Awards (CU Sports Performers of the Year) Male Freshman Athlete of the Year.

    • Fourth nationally for all freshmen in points per game (17.1) and field goal percentage (53.8)
    • Of all players, ranked No. 33 nationally in FG%; No. 104 nationally in points per game; No. 220 in free throw percentage (77.2).

    Big 12 (only)
    • Second in FG% (.524); eighth in scoring (17.3 ppg.); 13th in FT% (.785)
    • 52.4 field goal percentage against Big 12 opponents and netted eight, 20-plus scoring games
    • Against Big 12 opponents, shot a team-high .524 FG percentage.

    Big 12 (all games)
    • Seventh in scoring (17.1 ppg.); first in FG% (.538); 11th in FT% (.772)
    • Led all Big 12 freshmen in scoring, second in rebounding, second in FT% (min. 100 attempts); fourth in steals; seventh in assists.

    • 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Missouri
    • Senior year averaged 23.0 points per game, in addition to 6.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.6 steals per game
    • Also named Kansas City Star and Metro Sports Player of the Year during his senior year
    • Helped Bulldogs to a 29-2 record during his senior season
    • Scored a season-high 38 points
    • First-team All-Suburban Mix Six League honors as a junior after averaging 19.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game
    • Rivals.com listed Burks the No. 31st point-guard in the Class of 2009
    • Career leader in points scored in school history • Participated on the Mo-Kan All-Star game.

    ACADEMICS: Open Option major in Colorado's College of Arts and Sciences.

    PERSONAL: Born July 20, 1991 in Grandview, Mo. • Son of Steve and Dina Burks and has an older brother, Steve.


    Thank you for 2 great years, Alec!

    Best of luck following your NBA dreams!
  2. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

    Sep 23, 2005
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    ****, Nik after that there just is not much to say. Alec, thanks for being a Buff now go and be a star in the NBA! And Nik, nice job!
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    I just copied the work that Plati & his SID did (with a little formatting). Hence the link. :smile2:
  4. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

    Oct 5, 2010
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    Congrats Alec! Cant wait to rock his jersey for whatever team
  5. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

    Aug 18, 2005
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    Alec helped Tad Boyle kick off his tenure at CU with some instant credibility. I'm only disappointed that I won't be able to see him play on a regular basis.
  6. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Aug 25, 2005
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    Holding out through some fluke that the Nugs are able to land Alec, but I'll be proud to cheer for him next year.

    Dear God, please don't let it be in a Utah or Lakers jersey though.
  7. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

    Jul 9, 2005
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    When thinking of Burks, I'll always think of the Baylor game in '10. He found a way to get points in that game when the Buffs needed it the most. We knew he'd be a special player, but that was the game we started talking about him leaving CU early for the NBA.
  8. black&gold

    black&gold New Member

    Jan 10, 2011
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    Alec, I enjoyed watching you play these past 2 years, Kepp working hard and I know you will have a successful NBA career
  9. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

    Jan 24, 2011
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    Good luck to Alec. Wish him the best and hopefully he always remembers us when he becomes wealthy and successful.

    Unless Nuggets trade up in the draft. (very possible with their assets) they won't be drafting near where Alec will go. They have the 23rd spot i believe.
  10. ZKobalt

    ZKobalt Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2011
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    Good luck in NBA Alec.
  11. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

    Oct 3, 2007
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    Oklahoma City either. Since JR is definitely on his way out of town after this morning's interview with the Denver rag, Alec would fit a nice need for the Nugs. But, as others have said, we'd have to trade up.

    Thanks to Alec for a great couple of seasons. He made the right decision.
  12. JPinCO

    JPinCO VP of Quantified Self Club Member

    Nov 22, 2010
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    Thanks for getting a lot of Buff alumni excited about CU hoops, Alec- you're going to leave a bigger impact on the school than just the stats posted above....
  13. fcjack1

    fcjack1 Member

    Mar 8, 2008
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    This. Good luck Alec.
  14. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Feb 1, 2008
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    Thanks for that texas win alec. That was balls deep awesome.
  15. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

    Oct 18, 2007
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    Thanx for the great memories, Alec. Good luck on your next venture.

    Don't forget to come back and get your degree.
  16. FChairbanks

    FChairbanks muthaka slayer Club Member

    Jul 8, 2005
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  17. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

    Jan 4, 2008
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    So, Skye, how big is he?

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