Colorado’s Alec Burks NBA type Material
 If I were Alec Burks, I would declare to go into this year’s NBA draft! Not only because it is every basketball player’s dream to play in the NBA, but you are also payed millions of dollars to play your favorite sport every day. When I visited NBA.com’s website, I was surprised to see Burks on the website (considering this website is solely focused on NBA players). I started reading what they had to say about this current CU Buffaloes’ 6-6, sophomore, shooting guard.
 Burks sits at the top of the list in college shooting guards from around the nation and he is also the youngest among all of them. Although the article pointed a lot of positives about Burks such as: he can score, he can rebound, he can get to the line, and he has a similar style of play as NBA’s Larry Hughs who was drafted 8th in 1998, he also has some negatives he needs to work on. He is not all that great at defense and he is not a consistent shooter (he can’t hit the 3-point shot on a regular basis) which is a crucial skill to have for his kind of position. But although there are some downsides to Burk’s style of play, one Northwest scout said “His game [is] fixable”. 
 For now, it looks like Burks may be drafted 7th-10th pick, which is are great picks and allows rookies to play big minutes in the NBA. But there is still a lot of time for NBA scouts to really seek out and analyze what they actually need for next season. If you want to read more about Burks or the rest of the potential draftees, the link to the website is: 
http://www.nba.com/2011/news/features/david_aldridge/04/04/david-aldridge-big-board-shooting-guards/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1
Thanks, Margarita

Colorado’s Alec Burks NBA type Material

If I were Alec Burks, I would declare to go into this year’s NBA draft! Not only because it is every basketball player’s dream to play in the NBA, but you are also payed millions of dollars to play your favorite sport every day. When I visited NBA.com’s website, I was surprised to see Burks on the website (considering this website is solely focused on NBA players). I started reading what they had to say about this current CU Buffaloes’ 6-6, sophomore, shooting guard.

Burks sits at the top of the list in college shooting guards from around the nation and he is also the youngest among all of them. Although the article pointed a lot of positives about Burks such as: he can score, he can rebound, he can get to the line, and he has a similar style of play as NBA’s Larry Hughs who was drafted 8th in 1998, he also has some negatives he needs to work on. He is not all that great at defense and he is not a consistent shooter (he can’t hit the 3-point shot on a regular basis) which is a crucial skill to have for his kind of position. But although there are some downsides to Burk’s style of play, one Northwest scout said “His game [is] fixable”. 

For now, it looks like Burks may be drafted 7th-10th pick, which is are great picks and allows rookies to play big minutes in the NBA. But there is still a lot of time for NBA scouts to really seek out and analyze what they actually need for next season. If you want to read more about Burks or the rest of the potential draftees, the link to the website is: 

http://www.nba.com/2011/news/features/david_aldridge/04/04/david-aldridge-big-board-shooting-guards/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1

Thanks, Margarita