Willie Burton
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Willie Burton
Willie Burton
Personal information
Born (1968-05-26) May 26, 1968 (age 52)
Detroit, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolSaint Martin de Porres
(Detroit, Michigan)
CollegeMinnesota (1986-1990)
NBA draft1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career1990-2004
PositionSmall forward
Number34, 9
Career history
1990-1994Miami Heat
1994-1995Philadelphia 76ers
1995Aresium Milan
1995-1996Florida Beach Dogs
1996-1997Atlanta Hawks
1997-1998Quad City Thunder
1998San Antonio Spurs
1999Charlotte Hornets
1999-2000Iraklio
2000Oklahoma Storm
2000-2001Idaho Stampede
2001-2002PBC Ural Great Perm
2003Great Lakes Storm
2003-2004Sagesse
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3,243 (10.3 ppg)
Rebounds932 (2.9 rpg)
Assists393 (1.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Willie Ricardo Burton (born May 26, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Miami Heat in the first round (9th overall pick) in the 1990 NBA draft from the University of Minnesota. Burton played for numerous NBA teams as a journeyman from 1990 to 1999. He was born in Detroit where he attended high school at St. Martin De Porres. Willie has three children with Carla Burton.

Professional career

Burton was selected by the Miami Heat in the 1st round (9th overall pick) in the 1990 NBA draft from the University of Minnesota. He earned Second-Team All-Rookie Team status, averaging 12 ppg in his rookie campaign.[1]

Burton scored 53 points in a game for the Philadelphia 76ers against his former Heat team on December 13, 1994.[2] Burton only attempted 19 field goals in the game, which is an NBA record for fewest field goal attempts in a 50-point game.[3][4]

College career

The University of Minnesota reached the Sweet Sixteen during Burton's junior year (1989) and the Elite Eight during his senior season (1990).[5] Burton finished his college career as the Golden Gophers' second all-time leading scorer, with 1,800 points.[5] He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 1990, a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 1989 and honorable mention All-Big Ten in 1988. After sharing team MVP honors in 1988, he earned was the sole winner of the team MVP in 1989 and 1990.[5] Burton was entered in the University of Minnesota Hall of Fame in 2013, and his #34 jersey was retired January 26, 2020.

High school career

Burton attended high school at St. Martin De Porres. The school won the Michigan Class C state championship in 1985 and 1986.[6] Burton was inducted into the Detroit Catholic High School Hall of Fame in 1990.[7]

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1990-91 Miami 76 26 25.4 .441 .133 .782 3.4 1.4 0.9 0.3 12.0
1991-92 Miami 68 50 23.3 .450 .400 .800 3.6 1.8 0.7 0.5 11.2
1992-93 Miami 26 8 17.3 .383 .333 .717 2.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 7.8
1993-94 Miami 53 1 13.2 .438 .200 .759 2.6 0.7 0.3 0.4 7.0
1994-95 Philadelphia 53 31 29.5 .401 .385 .824 3.1 1.8 0.6 0.4 15.3
1996-97 Atlanta 24 2 15.8 .336 .283 .838 1.7 0.5 0.3 0.1 6.2
1997-98 San Antonio 13 0 3.3 .381 .333 .667 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 2.1
1998-99 Charlotte 3 0 6.0 .143 .000 .500 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
Career 316 118 21.1 .424 .345 .786 2.9 1.2 0.6 0.4 10.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1994 Miami 2 0 5.5 .250 .000 - 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Career 2 0 5.5 .250 .000 - 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

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