Get to Know: Alec Burks
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.