|1 Antonio Burks
An All-Conference USA Third Team selection as a junior ... ranked second in Conference USA with a 5.60 assists per game average ... fourth in C-USA with a 2.64 assist/turnover ratio and also ranks 11th in steals, averaging 1.36 per game ... also averaging 9.7 points per game ... 322 career assists ranks ninth all-time at Memphis one ahead of Tony Madlock (1988-92) and just behind Bill Cook's 346 (1972-76) ... Memphis is 17-1 all-time when Burks has at least seven assists.
LAST TIME OUT -- Finished with 15 points and four assists against Arizona State at the 2003 NCAA Tournament.
In season debut against UALR had three assists, forced a turnover with ball-pressure defense and knocked a loose ball off a UALR player and out of bounds for a save ... despite a pulled hamstring, had eight assists in 17 minutes of play ... played 22 minutes off the bench against Ole Miss and had six assists, two steals and just one turnover ... came off the bench and had five assists and two points in win over No. 7 Illinois ... originally did not travel to Arkansas with the team because of a nagging hamstring pull but joined the squad in time to take the team bus to the game ... scored six points and had two assists against the Razorbacks.
CONFERENCE USA PLAY
Scored 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting in Conference USA opener against Tulane ... scored eight points during a 20-5 run to end the first half ... after not dressing for the previous two games during a stretch in which his mother was critically ill, came off the bench and played 31 minutes against Saint Louis ... scored 12 points, had four assists and two rebounds against the Billikens ... was 5-for-10 from the field, including a three-pointer with just over a second to play to pull the Tigers to within one ... the trey was the junior's first three-point attempt this season ... had a double-double, scoring 10 points and dishing out a career-high 12 assists in the Tigers' 80-62 win over Southern Miss to begin a 12-game winning streak ... was the junior's second career double-double (scored 12 points and had 10 assists last year against UAB) ... fell an assist shy of a double-double, scoring 12 points to go with nine assists in road win at TCU ... also matched a career high with two blocks and had two steals against the Horned Frogs.
H Had a career night for the second time at home against UAB, scoring 27 points to go with 10 assists for his second double-double of the year ... converted on his first six shots against the Blazers and finished 13-of-16 from the field.
Scored a team-high 16 points and had four assists in an 80-73 win over top-five ranked Louisville ... recorded third points/assist double-double of the year, finishing with 13 points and 10 assists against TCU ... was 5-for-6 from the field, 3-for-4 from the line and had three steals in 25 minutes of play against the Horned Frogs ... scored 12 points, including 10 in the second half of the Cincinnati game after playing just eight, second-period minutes because of foul trouble ... registered his fourth points/assist double-double of the year (a league high), scoring 11 points and matching a career high with 12 assists in 90-79 road win at UAB ... was 4-for-7 from the field and had just two turnovers against the Blazers ... scored 15 points and had three assists in C-USA Tournament semifinal against host Louisville.
Starting point guard in 33 games and led Conference USA with a 2.33 assist/turnover ratio in his first season at Memphis ... 5.06 assist per game average ranked fifth in C-USA ... averaged 8.4 points while shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 69.5 percent fromt he free-throw line ... also averaged 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals ... averaged 30.2 minutes of playing time during his first Division I season ... average playing time was better than 34 minutes in last 10 games of the season including NIT championship run ... transferred to the U of M from Hiwassee College and sat out the 2000-01 season ... did not practice with the Tigers while sitting out.
Had six assists in each of the Tigers' Guardians Classic games at home while sporting a 4:1 assist to turnover margin ... scored 11 points during a 5-for-8 shooting day and also had eight assists against Northwestern State ... was 5-for-9 from the field, finishing with 10 points, three steals and two assists against Christian Brothers ... had seven assists in 36 minutes of work against Tennessee ... against the Volunteers, scored seven points, had four rebounds and two steals ... had a career-high 11 assists at Temple while not turning the ball over in 33 minutes of play ... lone points against Temple came when he went coast-to-coast for a fastbreak layup ... basket against the Owls gave Memphis a 49-41 lead with 11:34 to play and was part of a 9-3 run which gave Memphis its biggest lead at 54-44 with 8:46 remaining in a 64-54 win ... scored 14 points on 7-of-13 shooting against Tennessee-Martin.
CONFERENCE USA PLAY
Scored 10 points, had seven assists and no turnovers in the Tigers' win at TCU ... scored a then, career-high 16 points, had eight assists and just two turnovers in the Tigers' 81-62 win over South Florida ... registered his first double-double, scoring 12 points to go with 10 assists in the Tigers' 102-81 win over UAB ... also had a career-high five steals and blocked a shot in addition to going 4-for-5 from the field and 4-for-6 from the free throw line against the Blazers ... . UAB performance was Memphis's second, points-assist double-double during the year and fourth in C-USA play in the seven-year history of the league ... against Louisville scored 10 points, had six assists and four steals (also had four steals against TCU to give him eight for the week).
Scored six of Memphis's first eight points with two baskets coming on fastbreak opportunities in the Tigers' loss to Houston ... in the loss to the Cougars scored 12 points, had four assists and two steals ... after scoring a career-high 26 points in the Tigers' road win at South Florida closed out the week with six assists, three rebounds and two steals in a scoreless 34 minutes as the Tigers secured C-USA's National Division title with an 88-61 win over DePaul ... against South Florida went 12-for-19 from the field and also had three steals in 36 minutes of play ... scored 14 points and had a game-high five assists in the Tigers' 80-75 overtime loss to Cincinnati ... was 5-for-9 from the field against the Bearcats.
2002 POST SEASON
Scored 18 points, going 7-for-9 from the field and matching a career high with five steals, in the Tigers' win over BYU in the second round of the NIT ... played a career-high 38 minutes in the game ... scored 15 points, had four assists and four rebounds against Tennessee Tech as the Tigers advanced to the NIT semifinals for a second straight year ... had seven assists against Temple and scored eight points in the Tigers' NIT semifinal win.
Averaged 14.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.9 steals as a freshman at Hiwassee College during the 1999-2000 season ... the Madisonville, Tenn., college advanced to the junior college regional championships and placed first in its division ... junior college coach was Jeff Walker.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HS
Averaged 19.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 6.2 assists and five steals at Booker T. Washington High School ... second-team all-state selection as well as a three-time all-district pick ... twice named the district's most valuable player ... led prep team to a pair of district titles ... high school coach was Fred Horton ... also ran cross country in high school.
MORE ABOUT ANTONIO
Son of Connie Burks and Quinten Pettis ... born Feb. 25, 1980 in Memphis ... sociology major at Memphis ... was one of the speakers at the dedication of the first I3 courts Memphis coach John Calipari, the Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson and Reebok are building in Memphis ... dedication came at Foote Homes in his South Memphis neighborhood.
Points: 27 vs. UAB (2/15/03)
FG Made: 13 vs. UAB (2/15/03)
FG Attempted: 19 at South Florida (2/20/02)
FT Made: 7 vs Tennessee Tech (3/23/02)
FT Attempted: 9 vs Tennessee Tech (3/23/02)
Rebounds: 5, 3 times
Assists: 12 vs Southern Miss (2/1/03), at UAB (3/8/03)
Steals: 5 vs UAB (1/23/02), vs BYU (3/23/02)
Blocks: 2 at Tulane (1/12/02), at Tulane (1/12/02)
Minutes Played: 38 vs BYU (3/20/02)
Total 3-Point Rebounds
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2001-02. 36-33 1086/30.2 117-258 .453 4-12 .333 66-95 .695 21-65 86 2.4 90-3 182 78 4 72 304/8.4
2002-03. 25-17 670/26.8 98-205 .478 2-7 .286 45-63 .714 4-47 51 2.0 49-2 140 53 4 34 243/9.7
TOTAL... 61-50 1756/28.8 215-463 .464 6-19 .316 111-158 .703 25-112 137 2.2 139-5 322 131 8 106 547/9.0