Brian Burke 6-5 185 G
Named team captain for 2001-02 season Patriot League record holder for consecutive free throws with 49, a mark he set in 1999-2000.
Burke is the Leopards top returning scorer. He is an excellent passer who consistently knocks down perimeter and mid-range jumpers and has been a key contributor in his first three seasons.
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, and free throw percentage, going 75-86 from the line to finish the year at 87.2%. 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. Had a career-high 11 assists and a career high three steals in the season opener against Cornell.
1999-2000: A key contributor off the bench, played in all 31 games, averaging 7.2 points and 16 minutes per game. Finished third on the team in assists with 72, while scoring in double figures in nine games. Set a Patriot League record for consecutive free throws with 49.
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 including four three-pointers and two key free throws.
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 and the Toronto Raptors As a senior he was named Second-Team All-State, All-City Philadelphia, and All-PIAA.
Burke is as complete a player as there is in the Patriot League. After being in the shadow of Tyson Whitfiled for three years he is ready to step up and become the prime time player he is capable of being. He can pass, penetrate, and score on the offensive end. While on the defensive end of the floor he can guard either the point guard or the shooting guard. Burke can without a doubt play professionally, whether it be in the CBA, USBL, ABA, or internationally.