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  Chris Burgess
Chris Burgess

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Irvine, Calif.

Last College:
Duke

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 245

Position:
Center/Forward

Experience:
1L

Fast Facts
A transfer from Duke, Burgess was back on the court last year after sitting out the 1999-2000 season ... starter at power forward or center for all but 10 games in 2000-01 ... developed into a solid post player on both ends of the floor ... rebounds and runs the floor well ... had surgery on his right ankle after last season and has made a full recovery ... practiced with the Utes in '99-00 ... had disk problems in his back throughout the season, but made a full recovery during the off-season ... played on Blue Devil teams that reached the NCAA South Regional final in 1998 and the NCAA championship game in 1999.

Summer 2001
Played in seven of the eight games on Utah's European trip ... averaged 4.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists in limited minutes ... was still recovering from postseason ankle surgery.

Junior (2000-01)
Started 21 of the 27 games he played ... in the lineup 12 straight games before he was sidelined with a fractured ankle against San Diego State State on Jan. 15 ... missed four games before returning against New Mexico on Feb. 5 ... back in the starting lineup the last nine games of the season ... reached double figures 13 times in points and three times in rebounds ... five rebounds or more 19 times ... played at least 20 minutes in 19 games and 30 minutes four times ... multiple blocked shots in nine games ... ranked ninth in the MWC in rebounding (5.9 rpg), fourth in field goal percentage (.543) and fifth in blocked shots (1.22 bpg) ... averaged 8.4 points, shooting 56.9 percent from the field, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots in 10 league games ... Ute career-best 11 rebounds (including five on the offensive end) versus New Mexico (Mar. 3) ... Utah career-high 15 points (6-for-8 FG), eight rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals in 30 minutes against Weber State ... tied his Utah career highs by getting 15 points and three assists to go with nine rebounds and three blocked shots in 32 minutes against UNLV (Feb. 12) ... 10 rebounds (including four on the offensive end) against Texas ... 14 points and five boards in 23 minutes against Brigham Young (Feb. 24) ... 12 points (6-of-8 FG), nine rebounds and two blocked shots in 24 minutes against Colorado State (Feb. 19) ... tied a career high with four blocked shots against UNLV (Jan. 13) ... three blocked shots against Memphis in the first round of the NIT to go with 10 points ... first start as a Ute against Southern California in the Wooden Classic ... had seven points, 10 boards, three assists and two steals in 23 minutes against the Trojans ... academic all-Mountain West selection.

Redshirt (1999-00)
Was not eligible to play under NCAA transfer rules, but was able to participate in practice ... made the fall semester academic honor roll ... named to the honor roll and the Dean's List during the spring semester.

At Duke
Played two seasons with the Blue Devils, appearing in 75 games with 16 starts ... blocked at least one shot in 35 contests and had more than one in 14 games ... three double-doubles ... scored in double figures 13 times ... double-figure rebounds three times ... career-high 16 points against South Carolina State on Dec. 1, 1997 ... also went for 16 points against Michigan on Dec. 12, 1998 ... career-high 16 rebounds and a career-high six assists against Fresno State on Nov. 27, 1998 ... as a sophomore, appeared in 39 games with 13 starts ... averaged 15.6 minutes per game ... seventh on the team in scoring (5.4 ppg), fourth in rebounds (3.9 rpg) and third in blocked shots (35) ... shot 61.4 percent from the field ... averaged 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in ACC contests ... three double-doubles ... scored in double figures nine times ... double-figure rebounds three times ... led or tied for the team lead in rebounding twice and assists once ... as a freshman, played in 36 games with three starts ... ranked fifth on the team in rebounds (3.2 rpg), fourth in blocked shots (23) and averaged 4.3 points ... averaged 3.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in ACC games ... led or tied for the team lead in scoring once and rebounding three times ... scored in double figures four times.

High School
1997 Sporting News National Player of the Year ... Naismith Top-Five Finalist and prep All-America selection ... McDonald's, Parade and USA Today first team All-America ... played his freshman year at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. ... transferred to Woodbridge High School to play his final three years for head coach John Halagan ... participated in the McDonald's All-America game, picking up three points and three rebounds in 18 minutes ... also played in the Magic Johnson Roundball Classic, getting 15 points, four rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes ... selected to the USA Junior National Select Team that played in the Nike Hoops Summit, collecting four points and three rebounds in eight minutes ... earned all-league, all-city, all-county and all-state honors his sophomore, junior and senior campaigns ... twice named league and county MVP ... three-time city MVP ... Gatorade Player of the Year in California as a senior ... 1997 City of Irvine Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... team captain as a junior and senior ... recorded a four-year record of 105-22, including a 71-21 mark in three years at Woodbridge ... averaged 23.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocked shots and 4.0 assists as a senior ... also shot 68.0 percent from the field and 34.0 percent from three-point range while leading senior-year squad to a 28-4 record, the league championship, the CIF championship and the state semifinals ... best offensive performance was 48 points against University High School ... other single-game highs included 23 rebounds, 12 blocks and 11 assists ... set Woodbridge records for most blocks in a game (12) and in a career (270) ... also set Woodbridge records for most points in a game (48) and in a season (819 his junior year) ... scored over 2,300 points and grabbed over 1,100 rebounds during his prep career ... was Britton Johnsen's roommate at an all-star game during their senior year of High School ... pitched on the Mater Dei baseball team as a freshman.

Personal
Son of Ken and Sandi Burgess ... father and sister, Angela, both played basketball at Brigham Young ... born April 23, 1979 ... communication major.

Burgess' Career Statistics at Utah

Season G-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 3P-3PA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Reb-Avg PF-D AT TO BL ST Pts-Avg
2000-01 27-21 584-21.6 89-164 .543 2-8 .250 30-69 .435 56-104 160-5.9 43-0 25 40 33 16 210-7.8
vs. Conf. 10-9 229-22.9 37-65 .569 0-0 .000 10-24 .417 26-38 64-6.4 17-0 9 13 16 4 84-8.4

Burgess' Career Statistics at Duke

Season G-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 3P-3PA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Reb-Avg PF-D AT TO BL ST Pts-Avg
1997-98 36-3 453-12.5 64-126 .508 1-5 .200 26-77 .338 51-63 114-3.4 44-0 19 26 22 21 155-4.3
1998-99 39-13 608-15.6 86-140 .614 2-4 .500 38-70 .543 55-99 154-3.9 79-2 30 36 35 23 212-5.4
Totals 75-16 1061-14.1 150-266 .564 3-9 .333 64-147 .435 106-162 268-3.6 123-2 49 62 57 44 367-4.9

2000-01 Game-by-Game Statistics

Opponent ? MP FG 3P FT R A B S TP
IDAHO STATE ? 15 2-6 0-1 0-0 2 1 0 0 4
at AU-Puerto Rico (1) ? 18 4-4 0-0 3-3 8 2 1 1 11
Georgia (1) ? 32 4-9 1-3 3-6 8 0 1 1 12
Memphis (1) ? 22 5-10 0-0 2-5 2 0 2 3 12
CARDINAL STRITCH ? 16 1-3 0-1 0-0 5 0 0 1 2
Southern California (2) ^ 23 3-7 1-2 0-2 10 3 0 2 7
at Utah State ^ 25 2-5 0-0 0-0 7 0 1 0 4
WEBER STATE ^ 30 6-8 0-1 3-7 8 1 3 2 15
WASHINGTON STATE ^ 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 0
at Pepperdine ^ 22 5-7 0-0 1-2 2 1 1 1 11
SOUTHERN UTAH ^ 23 1-1 0-0 0-1 7 0 1 0 2
CONCORDIA (CALIF.) ^ 16 6-11 0-0 1-3 6 2 2 0 13
at Texas ^ 19 3-7 0-0 0-4 10 0 0 0 6
LONG BEACH STATE ^ 20 0-2 0-0 0-0 3 1 0 0 0
* WYOMING ^ 25 5-10 0-0 1-2 4 0 0 0 11
* UNLV ^ 31 4-7 0-0 0-0 7 1 4 1 8
* SAN DIEGO STATE ^ 6 0-1 0-0 1-2 3 0 0 0 1
* at Wyoming - - - - - - - - INJ - - - - - - - -
* at Colorado State - - - - - - - - INJ - - - - - - - -
* at Brigham Young - - - - - - - - INJ - - - - - - - -
* AIR FORCE - - - - - - - - INJ - - - - - - - -
* NEW MEXICO ? 16 1-2 0-0 2-4 5 1 2 0 4
* at San Diego State ^ 21 1-2 0-0 0-0 4 1 1 1 2
* at UNLV ^ 32 7-13 0-0 1-1 9 3 3 2 15
LOUISVILLE ^ 20 4-6 0-0 6-9 3 1 1 0 14
* COLORADO STATE ^ 24 6-8 0-0 0-2 9 0 2 0 12
* BRIGHAM YOUNG ^ 23 6-11 0-0 2-4 5 1 1 0 14
* at Air Force ^ 29 4-6 0-0 3-5 7 1 2 0 11
* at New Mexico ^ 22 3-5 0-0 0-4 11 1 1 0 6
New Mexico (3) ^ 22 1-4 0-0 1-2 7 2 1 0 3
MEMPHIS (4) ^ 24 5-9 0-0 0-1 6 2 3 1 10

^Starter
CAPS Home Game
*Conference Game
(1) Puerto Rico Shootout
(2) John Wooden Classic
(3) MWC Tournament
(4) NIT

Career Stats Summary

10-Point Games: 26
10-Rebound Games: 6
Double-Doubles: 3

Career Highs

Points 16, Two Times *
Rebounds 16 vs. Fresno State (11/27/98) *
FG 8, Two Times
FG Att 18 vs. Wyoming (1/20/01)
3-Pt. FG 1, Five Times
3-Pt. FG Att. 3 vs. Georgia (11/24/00)
FT 6 vs. Louisville (2/17/01)
FT Att. 9 vs. Louisville (2/17/01)
Assists 6 vs. Fresno State (11/27/98) *
Steals 3, Two Times
Blocked Shots 4, Four Times
Minutes 34 vs. Pepperdine (12/19/00)

* Set while playing At Duke

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