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Brian Burke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Germantown Academy

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 185

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
04/12/1979

Major:
English

Brian Burke

NOTABLE: Named team captain for 2001-02 season ? Patriot League record holder for consecutive free throws with 49, a mark he set in 1999-2000.

General : Leopards top returning scorer?excellent passer who consistently knocks down perimeter and mid-range jumpers?has been a key contributor in his first three seasons?should hold down a starting spot in the backcourt.

2000-01: Finished third on the team in scoring, averaging 14.0 points per game?led the team in scoring in five of the 15 games he played?.led the team in assists with 74 for the year, averaging 4.9 a game, despite missing two months due to a punctured lung?.led the team in free throw percentage, going 75-86 from the line to finish the year at 87.2%?.had 19 points, five assists, three steals, and three rebounds in the season finale against Lehigh (3/3)?.had 11 points and eight assists against Army (2/21)?.was featured in The Joe College Report in Sports Illustrated on 2/19 for the ?Comeback of the Week? after scoring 23 points in 15 minutes of play in his first appearance in two months, following his injury on Dec. 11?.was named the Patriot League Player of the Week on 12/18 after scoring a career high 24 points, chipping in four assists, and grabbing four rebounds, despite missing the final eight minutes of the game against Fordham (12/11)?.had a career-high 11 assists and a career high three steals in the season opener against Cornell (11/18).

1999-2000: A key contributor off the bench, played in all 31 games, averaging 7.2 points and 16 minutes per game?third on the team in assists with 72?scored in double figures in nine games?set a Patriot League record for consecutive free throws with 49?scored 10 points vs. Navy (3/10) in the Patriot League Tournament Final?collected 10 points including a key three vs. Lehigh (3/5) in the P.L. Semifinal?started vs. Bucknell (2/27) and contributed eight points?hit for eight points vs. Colgate (2/23)?scored nine points at Lehigh (2/19)?managed five steals vs. Army (2/16)?dropped in 19 points vs. Holy Cross (2/12) for a perfect line (3-3 from the field, 3-3 from the arc and 4-4 from the stripe) ?scored nine points while setting a new Patriot League record for consecutive free throws when he made his second free throw at Navy (2/9)?scored all 11 of his points from the line vs. Albany (2/7)?hit four free throws in the last five minutes vs. Bucknell (2/2) to help seal the win? dropped in 14 points in 17 minutes vs. Lehigh (1/26) ?dished out four assists at Army (1/22)?scored 14 points on a 5-8 day vs. Navy (1/16)?hit a clutch three-pointer to give Lafayette the lead late at Penn (1/11)?scored 13 points including the game-winning three-pointer at Princeton (1/8)? dropped in 10 points vs. Alabama State (12/30)?scored 11 points vs. Gettysburg (12/21).

1998-99: Played in all but three games for the Leopards, seeing increased playing time in the second half of the season?average 4.0 points per game for the Leopards?managed to score in double figures twice?scored a career-high 16 points versus Navy (2/3) including four three-pointers and two key free throws? put up seven points versus Haverford (2/1) including a pair of trifectas?scored a career-high 10 points on a perfect 3-for-3 night from the field at Rutgers (1/25); in that game he hit two treys and passed for five assists?scored seven points in a win over Holy Cross (1/13) ?scored six points on the three-pointers at Howard (12/5).

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year starter, Burke was a leader for coach Jim Fenerty?s Germantown Academy squad?led the Patriots? program to four consecutive Philadelphia Inter-Academic titles?netted 1,440 career points, ranking him fifth on the all-time list at Germantown Academy?averaged 23.1 points per game his senior season?also handed out 156 assists, breaking the single-season school mark set by Alvin Williams who went on to star at Villanova?ranks second all-time in career assists?was named Second-Team All-State, All-City Philadelphia, and All-PIAA following his senior campaign?also connected on 91 percent of his free throws and 48 percent of his three-point attempts his senior year?as a member of the baseball team, he went 18-4 on the mound?also played shortstop on the diamond.

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