#20 - Bradford Burgess
Position: Guard
Year: Junior
Hometown: Midlothian, Va.
Previous School: Benedictine
Height: 6-6
Weight: 225

TIDBITS ON BRAD:
· Dynamic athlete that grew an inch and added 10 pounds over the offseason
· Versatility allows Rams coaching staff to play him either at the 3 or 4 positions

Brad's Career Highs
Points:
30 at Drexel (1/6/10)
Rebounds:
10, four times
last time vs. Drexel (2/16/10)
Assists:
4, at Old Dominion (2/27/10)
Field Goals Made:
9 at Drexel (1/6/10)
Three-Point FG Made:
6 vs. Towson (1/27/10)
Free Throws Made:
9 at Drexel (1/6/10)
Free Throws Attempted:
9 at Drexel (1/6/10)
Steals:
4 vs. Rhode Island (12/2/09)
Blocked Shots:
2, two times
last time vs. Nevada (11/27/09)
Minutes:
37 vs. Old Dominion (3/7/10)

BURGESS’ TIME AT VCU:
· First Ram to start the first 70 games of his career in over 10 seasons
· Showed ability to play the four position for the Black & Gold during his sophomore season with his first three career double-doubles, which included his first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a win at Hampton on Nov. 23
· Set career-highs in nearly every statisical category as a sophomore, including a three-point increase in points-per-game, two-rebound increase in rebounds-per-game and more than double the amount of blocks
· “Big Shot Brad” earned his nickname during his freshman season. Late in victories over James Madison (2/11) and Richmond (12/13), he knocked down clutch three-pointers to clinch victories for the Ram
· With nine points and six rebounds in 21 minutes against Citadel on Nov. 16, Burgess became the first Ram to start in his collegiate debut since some guy named Eric Maynor in 2005. Rumor has it that he turned out to be pretty good.

PRIOR TO VCU:
· Located less than two miles away, Benedictine High School allowed Burgess to become pretty familiar with the Siegel Center.
· Along with current UNC star Ed Davis, Burgess helped lead the Cadets to back-to-back VISAA Division I State Championships during his junior and senior seasons.
· Burgess earned a McDonald’s All-American nomination during his senior season with the Cadets.
· During his senior season at Benedictine, Burgess earned All-Conference and VISAA Division First-Team All-State honors.
· Outside of his play at Benedictine, Burgess was a star for Boo Williams AAU, which drew recruiting interest from several CAA schools.

GETTING TO KNOW BRADFORD:
· Son of Keith and Myla Burgess
· Majoring in Sociology
· Born on April 29, 1990
· Brother, Jordan, is rising star on the hardwood at Bishop O'Connell High School
· It’s a little bit bigger than just building blocks, but Burgess lists architectural engineer as his dream job outside of basketball.
· Asked what sport he would be playing if not basketball, Burgess chose to be starring on the pitch with the VCU soccer team.
· Burgess earned one vote for funniest and one vote for best dancer on this year’s squad.

BRADFORD BURGESS - CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min.
FG-FGA
Pct.
3FG-ATT
Pct.
FT-FTA
Pct.
Off-Def-Tot
Avg.
PF-FO
Ast.
TO
Blk.
Stl.
Pts.-Avg.
2008-09
34-34
29.3
88-183
.481
37-86
.430
40-60
.667
40-80-120
3.5
70-1
45
38
6
29
253-7.4
2009-10
 36-36 28.6
132-275
.480
41-110
.373
71-90
.789
56-127-183
5.1
81-2
43
46
13
35
376-10.4
Totals
70-70
29.0
220-458
.480
78-196
.398
111-150
.740
96-207-303
4.3
151-1
88
84
19
64
629-9.0


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