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Burrell Joins Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

EASTON, Pa. – Lafayette men’s basketball head coach Fran O’Hanlon announced the addition of Justin Burrell to the coaching staff on Wednesday afternoon. Burrell replaces Matt Blue, who took a job with the NBA’s Elite Youth Development Program in China following the Leopards’ non-conference slate.

As a four-year starting point guard in the Patriot League for Holy Cross, Burrell was a standout player on the court, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2012. He scored 1,143 career points for the Crusaders and left atop the Holy Cross record books in game started at 119.

“We are excited to have J.B. join our staff,” O’Hanlon said. “He brings such a great understanding of the academic and athletic challenges present in the Patriot League and will be an invaluable resource to our student-athletes.”

Burrell was a three-year captain for Holy Cross and sits in the top-10 of the Crusader record books in games started, single-season free-throw percentage (1st, 91.3%, 2012-13), career free-throw percentage (3rd, 83.2%), career three-point field goals (6th, 140) and career assists (8th, 414).

Since graduating from Holy Cross in 2015, Burrell began his coaching career at The Millwood School in Midlothian, Va. (2015-16) and The Hun School of Princeton in Princeton, N.J. (2016). He was also an Intern Coach for the U15 squad of Team Loaded in Richmond, Va. (2015-16). At both Millwood and The Hun School, he served as an assistant coach, while he also took on the added responsibility of Video Coordinator during his move to Princeton this past summer.

Burrell is a native of Dumfries, Va. and will see his first game action on the sidelines for the Maroon and White in Thursday’s home contest against Army West Point. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.