Colgate star Burns to declare for NBA Draft

Raiders guard not ruling out return for senior season.

Posted: Apr 4, 2020 12:46 AM
Updated: Apr 4, 2020 12:51 AM

HAMILTON, N.Y. - Colgate junior Jordan Burns is going to dip his foot in the professional basketball pond, announcing Thursday via Twitter, that he will enter his name into the 2020 NBA Draft.

Burns indicated that does not intend to sign an agent at this time and that he will retain his eligibility for a potential return to the Raiders for his senior season.


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The 6'0" guard has been a major part of Colgate's resurgence over the past several years, guiding the team to the 2018-19 Patriot League Tournament title and the program's first bid in the NCAA Tournament since 1996.

He was named the conference tournament MVP after last year's run, as a sophomore, setting a Patriot League tournament record with 35 points in the title game against Bucknell. He was named to the All-Patriot League second team as well.

The San Antonio native also shined on the national stage, scoring 32 points in a tight loss to heavily-favored Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, going 8-of-13 from 3-point range.

This past season, Burns took yet another step forward, earning All-Patriot League first team honors averaging 15.8 points per game. He scored a career-high 40 points on November 26 at Green Bay, earning him Lou Henson National Player of the Week honors for that week.

He finished this season on a 22-game streak scoring in double figures.

Burns holds the program record for most assists in a single-season (171) set in 2018-19 as a junior. He is third all-time in Raiders history with 418 career assists.

As a freshman, He was named to the Patriot League All-Rookie team.

In three seasons at Colgate, Burns has 1,398 points (14.7 ppg), 11th in program history.

He said that should his Colgate career be over, he will still "always be a Raider."

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