2011 NBA Draft: Alec Burks Enters His Name in the Draft

Zach HerringCorrespondent IIApril 21, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 11:  Alec Burks #10 of the Colorado Buffaloes drives with the ball against the Kansas Jayhawks during their semifinal game in the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 11, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Alec Burks announced today that he is entering the 2011 NBA Draft. Burks is the No. 1 shooting guard on ESPN Chad Ford’s prospect list and is also 14th overall. Today at a press conference, Burks told the media:

"It was tough," said Burks, who plans to hire an agent in the coming days. "I was really deciding on coming back. I wasn't ready to give up the college experience. But I had to make the best decision for myself, and that's what I feel like I did." (ESPN)

Burks averaged 20.5 points, leading the Big 12 in scoring and also broke a record for most points scored in a single season. Burks led Colorado to a 24-14 record and made it to the semifinals of the NIT Tournament after not being selected for the NCAA Tournament.

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