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New York Knicks | #18 | Guard

Alec

Burks

PPG

12.7

RPG

4.6

APG

2.2

PIE

11.5

6'6" | 214lb | 29 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round (12th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft as an early entry candidate after leaving Colorado University after his sophomore season ... Signed as a free agent by the Golden State Warriors (July 11, 2019) ... Heading into 2019-20 season, appeared in 429 career games (67 starts), averaging 9.5 points (.423 FG%, .355 3P%, .771 FT%), 3.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists in 21.1 minutes per game over eight seasons with three teams (Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings) ... With the Utah Jazz, appeared in 382 career games (43 starts), averaging 9.6 points (.425 FG%, .355 3P%, .768 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists in 20.8 minutes per game ... With the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018-19, appeared in 34 games (24 starts) in 2018-19, averaging 11.6 points (.400 FG%, .378 3P%, .806 FT%), 5.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists in 28.8 minutes per games ... With the Sacramento Kings, appeared in 13 games (all as a reserve) in 2018-19, averaging 1.7 points (.450 FG%, .800 FT%), 1.7 rebounds, 0.8 assists in 9.8 minutes per game ... Appeared in 13 career playoff games, averaging 8.3 points (.402 FG%, .409 3P%, .862 FT%), 2.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists in 14.1 minutes per game with the Utah Jazz (2012, 2018).

BEFORE NBA

Played two seasons at Colorado University ... As a sophomore, named to 2010-11 All-Big 12 First Team ... As a freshman, was named 2010-11 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year, earning a spot on the Big 12 All-Rookie Team…Became first Colorado player to ever be named Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year ... Finished third all-time in scoring average at Colorado with 19.0 points per game ... Twice named Big 12 Player of the Week ... Was named to the 2011 NIT All-Tournament Team after scoring 97 points in four games (24.3 ppg) ... Ranked fourth nationally among all freshmen in points per game (17.1 ppg) and field goal percentage (.538 FG%) during the 2009-10 season ... Set single-season school records in points scored (779), most free throws made (249) and free throws attempted (302) in 2010-11 ... Became the first player in school history to record at least 770 points, 240 rebounds and 100 assists in a single season (2010-11) ... As a freshman, appeared in 30 games (all starts), averaging 17.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.2 minutes per game ... Received All-Big 12 honorable mention in 2009-10.

PERSONAL LIFE

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 ... Named to the 2012 All-Summer League First Team at the Orlando Pro Summer League ... At Grandview High School, averaged 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 in the Missouri-Kansas All-Star Game ... Held basketball camps for kids in Kansas City in the summer of 2016… Hosted “Strikes for Kids,” raising money to support “The Brighton A Life Scholarship” ... Participated in NBA Fit Week in the Philippines in the summer of 2015 to help promote the importance of healthy living… Visited Glendale Middle School as part of the 2013-14 NBA Fit Healthy Week ... Lists being selected in the NBA Draft as his greatest accomplishment ... Favorite food is BBQ ... Started playing basketball in the sixth grade ... Enjoys playing pool ... Favorite movie is “House Party” ... Favorite musical artist is Jay-Z.