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10 - Alec Burks

Colorado 

  • Birthday: 7/20/91
  • NBA Position: PG/SG
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 193
  • Hometown: Grandview, MO
  • High School: Grandview
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Overall

95

2011
Mock:  12

NBA Comparison: Eddie Jones/Evan Turner

Strengths: Burks has NBA shooting guard size at 6'6 with an excellent 6'10 wingspan, and even shows some point guard abilities ... An advanced ball-handler who can get to the rim in traffic using either hand... Uses his athleticism and feel for the rim to finish in the paint... Has excellent scoring instincts and really knows how to create his own shot ... Possesses a rhythmic bounce to his step that allows him to pullup off the hesitation dribble ... 82% free throw shooting on 7.9 free throw attempts per game ... Excels in the open court, where he uses long strides and his athletic ability to convert on fast break opportunities ... His versatility allows him to play both as a slasher off the ball, or a combo guard with the ball ... Shows good court vision and a willingness to create for others, illustrated by his 2.9 assists per game ... Anticipates well on the glass, bringing in 6.5 rebounds in just 31 minutes per game ... He's long and athletic enough to be an effective defender at the next level ...

Weaknesses: From a physical standpoint, Burks needs to add bulk and muscle to his 192 pound body ... Lacking strength and explosveness, he could struggle finishing at the rim in the pro's, as opposed to college where he relied heavily on his athleticism ... He shot poorly from downtown at just 29%, and really needs to become more of a consistent threat from the outside. Mechanics on his shot break down when he shoots from outside 15 feet. Sort of pushes the ball instead of shooting it in one fluid motion. Actually shows better mechanics when shooting moving towards the basket than when on balance and going straight up ... Midrange game also lacked consistency, shooting too many off-balance jumpers off the dribble ... Will need to adjust playing primarily off the ball with less opportunities to dominate the ball... Vulnerable defensively in one on one situations against smaller, quicker guards

Overall: Burks has excellent upside and the potential to become a fixture in someone's rotation ... If he can start knocking down his jumpers on a more consistent basis, he can become a real offensive threat considering his ability to create his own shot and get to the line ...

Jonathan Wasserman 6/2/11

Strengths: Freshman with intriguing size/length and athleticism ... Late bloomer who displays a ton of promise ... Shows the prerequisite size and athleticism to play the shooting guard position at the NBA level ... An explosive leaper with excellent finishing ability ... A good scorer who shows the ability to effectively score in a variety of ways, extremely proficient for such a young player ... Very smooth in the open floor converting impressive dunks and ally oops with regularity ... Has a soft touch and deft body control allowing him to effectively convert drives to the rim ... Shows a quick first step and the speed to get by opponents off the dribble ... Has the makings of being an excellent outside shooter, getting great lift, a high release, fluid motion, plus he's a 78% ft shooter ... Solid vision and passing ability ... Despite a slight frame, shows aggressiveness attacking the rim. He'll likely be able to finish a lot better as he gains weight ... An excellent rebounder for a wing ... Coachable player who has made excellent strides in his short time at Colorado ... Appears to have a lot of room to add strength. Frame appears capable of adding 30 lbs or more ... Defensively he shows quick hands and feet, long arms, plus solid anticipation jumping passing lanes ... His one on one defensive ability will be enhanced by added strength, but he shows the makings of a strong defender with a willingness to improve ...

Weaknesses: At just 18 years of age, still lacks upper body strength, but that should come as his body develops. He's born in August of 1991 ... Needs to work on his outside shot. While he displays a solid shooting stroke, he still needs to gain consistency and range and become better at picking his spots and finding openings ... Takes ill-advised shots at times, should look to be a more disciplined about taking outside shots while covered ... Learning the nuances of moving without the ball, setting up opponents off of screens will come with experience ... A rhythm shooter who shows better ability to knock down shots off the dribble. Will need to work on his spot up shooting ability, which appears to be his biggest offensive weakness at this point ...

Notes: Went virtually unrecognized by recruiters despite being the 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Missouri ... In his Senior year he averaged 23.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg., 3.0 apg., 1.6 spg. ... Has quickly become a hidden gem for the Buffalos ...

Aran Smith 1/6/10



SEASON
TEAM
MIN
PTS
REB
AST
TO
A/T
STL
BLK
PF
FG%
FT%
3P%
PPS
2009-10 Colorado 30.2 17.1 5.0 1.8 1.9 0.91 1.2 0.4 2.5 0.538 0.772 0.352 1.60
2010-11 Colorado 31.4 20.5 6.5 2.9 2.6 1.13 1.1 0.3 2.3 0.469 0.825 0.292 1.46
PerGame 30.9 19.0 5.8 2.4 2.5 1.0 1.1 0.4 2.4 0.495 0.804 0.313 1.51

SEASON
TEAM
GP
MIN
FG
FGA
FTM
FTA
3PM
3PA
PTS
OFF
DEF
TOT
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
2009-10 Colorado 30 907 172 320 149 193 19 54 512 58 92 150 53 58 35 12 75
2010-11 Colorado 38 1193 251 535 249 302 28 96 779 91 156 247 112 99 41 12 89
Totals 68 2100 423 855 398 495 47 150 1291 149 248 397 165 167 76 24 164



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