Assist by Trey Burke in the first quarter
- April 4, 2019
- 12:02 AM
Alfonso Clark “Trey” Burke III was born on November 12, 1992 in Columbus, Ohio. He is the son of Ronda and Alfonso Clark “Benji” Burke II. Burke’s father played collegiately at Division II Northwest Missouri State University. Burke played high school basketball at Northland High, where he was a teammate of future Ohio State star, and NBA first-round pick, Jared Sullinger. During Burke’s high school career, Northland posted a 97-5 record and captured a state championship in 2009. In 2011, Burke was named Mr. Basketball in the state of Ohio, as well as a Second Team Parade All-American. Burke participated in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders Africa in 2015 and in the first-ever NBA Africa Game that summer. He visited the Philippines to help host basketball clinics as part of NBA Cares and is active in YMCAs and Boys & Girls Clubs in Columbus during the offseason. Follow Burke on Twitter and Instagram @TreyBurke.
Trey Burke is an eight-year veteran who holds career averages of 10.0 points, 1.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 21.8 minutes per game in 456 games (130 starts) with Utah, Washington, New York, Dallas and Philadelphia. He is in his second stint with the Mavericks.
Burke (6-1, 175) was originally selected by Minnesota with the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, before having his draft rights traded to Utah in exchange for the draft rights to the 14th overall pick Shabazz Muhammad and 21st overall selection Gorgui Dieng. As a first-year player in 2013-14, he averaged 12.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 32.3 minutes in 70 games (68 starts) for the Jazz en route to earning All-Rookie First Team honors.
Burke saw action in 25 games (one start) for the Mavericks in 2018-19 after being acquired by the team in the seven-player trade that brought Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee to Dallas on Jan. 31, 2019. He re-joined the franchise as a substitute player on July 1, 2020, scoring 31 points in his debut, and appeared in all eight of the team’s seeding games all six of the club’s playoff games in 2019-20 before re-signing with Dallas for the 2020-21 campaign. He scored a season-high 29 points off the benhc against Orlando on Jan. 9, 2021.
The Columbus, Ohio, native was named the National College Player of the Year, a Consensus First Team All-American and the Bob Cousy Award winner as a sophomore at Michigan while helping the Wolverines reach the 2013 national championship game. Burke teamed with Hardaway Jr. for both of his seasons in Ann Arbor