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Get to Know: Alec Burks

January 27, 2014
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From David Locke’s “Get to Know” series with Jazz players.


First team ever played on: AAU team Kansas City Tar Heels in 5th or 6th grade.

First buzzer beater: Junior year of high school.

First dunk: AAU game during summer of sophomore year.

First pair of basketball shoes: Jordan 13s.

First time you ever saw yourself on TV: High school, and it was the best feeling ever.

First nickname: AB.

First car ever driven: Car I bought when I got drafted. Camaro.

First CD: Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt.

First video game ever played: Dreamcast something.

First day off in Utah: Slept.

First sports jersey owned: Derrick Thomas.

First autograph: Derrick Thomas.

First big purchase: Car.

First time you ever got in trouble as a kid: Acting up in school.

First pet: Dog named Oreo; still have him.

First kiss: Shoutout to whoever that young lady was. I don’t remember her name.

Best game ever played: College game; win against Texas.

Worst game ever played: First high school varsity game.

Best place ever traveled to: Hawaii.

Best athlete ever: Derrick Thomas.

Quickest player you’ve played against: Derrick Rose.

Strongest player you’ve played against: LeBron James.

Best meal ever: Jambalaya.

Hardest workout ever: One of my pre-draft workouts for another team.

Maddest you’ve ever been: When my car got broken into the other night.

Most famous person you’ve ever met: LeBron James.

Earliest you ever woke up to work out: 6 a.m.

Latest you ever studied for a test: Five minutes before the test.

Best friend in the league: Andre Roberson.

Best movie ever: House Party.

Dinner with three people, dead or alive: Jay-Z, Derrick Thomas and my mother.

Last sport played besides basketball: Football.

Last vacation: Kansas City.

Last item bought: iPhone.

Last music downloaded: Nipsey Hussle.

Last bad grade: Got a couple at Colorado.

Last good grade: A in public speaking.

Last time you were scared: When I was on a flight from Santa Barbara and the plane started shaking. I don’t play with that water.

Last time you were incredibly happy: My birthday.

Last time you cried: Last time I got a whuppin’.

Last book you read: I had to read a book for college. I don’t remember the name of it.

Reason for jersey number (No. 10): It was available.

If you could come back as any NBA player: Jeff Hornacek.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Tim permalink
    January 28, 2014 3:27 pm

    Am I alone in being curious how AB got an A in public speaking?

    • January 28, 2014 10:03 pm

      Nope. :)

    • Diana permalink
      January 29, 2014 2:14 am

      maybe he just doesn’t like the people who interview him here :)

  2. Diana permalink
    January 29, 2014 2:15 am

    Good thing we let Jeff leave with how much he is loved by our young core.


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