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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 78 games (12 starts) in his third NBA season, averaged 14.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 0.9 steals in 28.1 minutes... Had a team-high 22 points vs. LAL 4/14 … Tied a team-high 24 points and had 4 steals @ GSW 4/6 … Recorded a team-high tying 21 points vs. NOP 4/4 … Had 17 points and 7 rebounds vs. NYK 3/31 … Inactive 4 games (left ankle sprain) … Had 13 points and a career-high 8 assists vs. DAL 3/12 … Had 11 points, a career-high 9 rebounds and a team-high 7 assists @ IND 3/2 … Scored a team-high 21 points vs. BOS 2/24 … Scored a team-high 23 points vs. BKN 2/19 … Had a team-high 26 points vs. PHI 2/12 … Had a team-high 24 points @ LAL 2/11 … Scored a team-high 26 points vs. GSW 1/31 … Posted 20 points @ SAS 1/15 … Scored a career-high 34 points vs. DEN 1/13 … Scored a career and game-high 31 points @ MIA 12/16 … Had a team-high 24 points vs. OKC 10/30.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Appeared in 63 games … Averaged 7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 17.8 minutes … Scored 10+ points 18 times … Led the Jazz in scoring twice … Inactive for one game due to a sprained left ankle (4/19) … DNP-CD 16 times … Had 12 points and four rebounds vs. PHI 3/25 … Scored 11 points in eight minutes at DAL 3/24 … Recorded 14 points on 6-9 shooting at SA 3/22 … Tallied 11 points and four rebounds at HOU 3/20 … Recorded 12 points and six rebounds at LAC 2/23 … Totaled 13 points and five rebounds vs. GS 2/19 … Dished out career-high seven assists at MIN 2/13 … Had 13 points and five rebounds vs. OKC 2/12 … Scored career-high 26 points on 7-15 shooting at SAC 2/9 … Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds vs. GS on 12/26.

2011-12: Appeared in 59 games ... Averaged 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 15.6 minutes ... DNP-CD seven times ... Scored 10+ points 16 times ... Scored a career and team-high 18 points vs. POR (4/26) ... Scored 17 points along with five rebounds and career-high tying five assists at POR (4/18) ... Also had five assists at POR (4/2) ... Grabbed career high seven rebounds (four offensive) at NO (4/13) ... Played a career-high 34 minutes and scored 15 points vs. SAC (3/30) ... Scored 15 points and had five rebounds at NJN (3/26) ... Scored 15 points vs. DEN (3/23) ... Scored 17 points at LAL (3/18) ... Had 15 points and two steals at DEN (12/28) ... Scoreless in six minutes with two assists in NBA debut at LAL (12/27).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round (12th pick overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE:
Was an early entry candidate to the NBA after playing two seasons at Colorado (2009-11) ... Finished third all-time in scoring average at Colorado with 19.0 points per game ... Holds Colorado freshman (512) and sophomore (779) scoring records ... Finished with 32 games scoring 20+ points ... In two seasons, shot 50+ percent from the field in 39 games and 60+ percent in 16 games ... Named CU Athlete of the Week three times during the 2010-11 season ... Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week ... 2011 NIT All-Tournament Team (scored 97 points in four games (24.3 ppg)) ... Colorado's first ever Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year ... Ranked fourth nationally among all freshman in points per game (17.1) and field goal percentage (53.8) during the 2009-10 season ... 2009-10: Appeared in 30 games (all starts), averaging 17.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.2 minutes ... Missed one game due to a left knee sprain ... 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) ... Scored 20+ points in eight games ... Shot 50+ percent from the field in 20 games and 60+ percent in 10 games ... CU's first ever Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year ... Named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team ... All-Big 12 honorable mention ... Ranked fourth nationally among all freshman in points per game (17.1) and field goal percentage (53.8).

PERSONAL:
Born in Grandview, Mo. … Son of Steve and Dina Burks … His father, Steve, works in a factory in Kansas City and his mother, Dina, works in social security … His father played collegiate basketball at the University of Washington … Has an older brother, Steve … Attended Grandview High School in Grandview, Mo., averaging 23.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals during his senior season … Named 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Missouri … Also named Kansas City Star and Metro Sports Player of the Year … Helped the Bulldogs to a 29-2 record during his senior season … Career leader in points scored in school history … Participated on the Missouri-Kansas All-Star Game … Named to the 2012 All-Summer League First Team at the Orlando Pro Summer League after averaging 17.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 26.8 minutes … Favorite food is pizza … Started playing basketball in the sixth grade … Enjoys playing pool … Favorite movie is “House Party” … Favorite musical artist is Jay-Z … Follow him on twitter at @AlecBurks10.

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Height: 6'6''/ 1.98m
Weight: 211 lbs./ 95.7 kg
Born: July 20, 1991
From: University of Colorado
Draft: 1st Round (12th pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Utah Jazz 2011 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Colorado/USA

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