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Apr 21, 2011 11:56 PM by Lee Douglas

Burks leaving CU early for the NBA

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Shooting guard Alec Burks is leaving Colorado early for the NBA draft after a record-setting sophomore season with the Buffaloes.

Burks said Thursday he plans to hire an agent in the coming days. The NBA draft is June 23.

The 6-foot-6 guard ranks third on the school scoring list with an average of 19 points per game. He set the single-season scoring record of 779 points this past season while helping Colorado reach the NIT semifinals in New York.

Burks also holds Colorado's freshman scoring record of 512 points.

Several mock drafts project Burks going in the middle of the first round, though Burks believes he has the potential to be a lottery pick.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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