Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Midlothian, Va.
Previous School: Benedictine
· Aggressive, physical guard who attacks the basket
· Praised for his toughness and ability to score from inside and out
· Younger brother of Bradford Burgess, who was the only senior on last year’s NCAA Tournament team. Bradford set the all-time NCAA record for consecutive starts with 146.
· Sat out 2012-13 season after being ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA
· Earned Dean's List both semesters in 2012-13
PRIOR TO VCU:
· Listed as the No. 4 recruit in Virginia, according to ESPN.com. Late bloomer who cracked ESPN’s Top 100 during his senior year.
· Scored 17.5 points, pulled down 7.5 rebounds and shot better than 40 percent from beyond the 3-point arc to lead Benedictine to the VISAA State Semifinals as a senior. He earned All-State and All-Metro accolades for his efforts.
· As a junior, he was a key factor in Benedictine’s Independent School State championship, averaging 13 points and eight rebounds per night. For his outstanding play, he garnered All-State and All-Metro recognition.
· Recruited heavily by Penn State, Saint Joseph’s, George Mason and Richmond.
COACH SMART ON JORDAN:
“Jordan has a great opportunity to be an impact player. His body and toughness level are college ready, and he possesses very good understanding of what goes into winning.”