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Willie Burton

Basketball player from United States of America

Willie Ricardo Burton (born May 26, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Miami Heat in the 1st 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, Michigan where he attended high school at St. Martin De Porres. 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. Burton scored 53 points in a game for the Philadelphia 76ers against his former Heat team on December 13, 1994. The University of Minnesota reached the Sweet Sixteen during Burton's junior year (1989) and the Elite Eight during his senior season (1990). Burton finished his college career as the Golden Gophers' second all-time leading scorer, with 1,800 points. 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  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1968-05-26
Place of birth
Detroit
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Basketball player

Education

Institution From To
University of Minnesota

Athlete facts

Sports
Basketball

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