Just some things to think about when VCU is recognizing their lone senior, Bradford Burgess, this Saturday night against George Mason at the Siegel Center:
– A win against Mason would make Burgess VCU’s all-time winningest Ram
– A start puts Burgess just two games away from breaking Patrick Ewing’s all-time NCAA consecutive starts record
Career rankings at VCU:
1,586 points = 7th
710 rebounds = 7th
213 made 3-pointers = 2nd
39.6 3-point field goal % = 8th
4,368 minutes played = 2nd (becomes all-time leader with 34 minutes against Mason)
139 steals = 10th
321 made free throws = 7th
Some memorable games/moments:
-Posted 9 points, 6 rebounds and shot 100% in the first game of his career, an 82-59 win against the Citadel
-Had 11 points at Rhode Island, his first double digit performance, in just his third game as a Ram
-Earned his “Big Shot” Brad nickname by draining a game-winning 3-pointer with 48.5 seconds to play, breaking a 74-all tie at Richmond…just nine games into his career at VCU.
-Had 15 points and 7 rebounds against a Blake Griffin lead #4 Oklahoma team in Norman Oklahoma in the 11th game of his career
-Scored 10 points in his first ever NCAA tournament appearance, a 1-point loss to UCLA.
-Posted 18 points and 10 rebounds in his first double double four games into his sophomore season against Hampton.
-Posted 30 points and 8 rebounds, his first ever 20+ point performance, at Drexel as a sophomore.
-Had 15 points and 5 rebounds in VCU’s 89-85 win against UCLA in Madison Square Garden his junior year.
-Averaged 15.7 points and 7 rebounds in VCU’s magical run through the NCAA tournament this past March.
-Scored 26 points including the biggest basket in VCU history, a game-winning layup with 7.1 seconds left in overtime in VCU’s Sweet 16 matchup against Florida State.
-Among 22 of the nation’s top collegiate athletes to accept invitations from the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee to attend the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team training camp.
-Among a group of Rams on hand to except the 2011 ESPY Award for the winner of “Best Upset” with the Rams Elite 8 victory over Kansas.