Jordan Burgess signs first pro deal
Jordan Burgess will remain in the hunt with team Ram Nation as VCU’s alumni team chases down a $2 million check in this year’s TBT, but the recent graduate will have some guaranteed money coming shortly after his summer fun, signing his first pro deal with BC Timi?oara of Liga Na?ional?, the top Romanian professional league.
He becomes the third Ram from this year’s graduating class to sign some form of professional sports contract, following Mo Alie-Cox who made the rare jump from DI hoops to NFL football as a free agents signing of the Indianapolis Colts and JeQuan Lewis who recently signed an NBA free agent contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Burgess didn’t post huge numbers in his four seasons at VCU but became a reliable piece under both Coach Smart and Coach Wade with the Rams. A former top-100 recruit, he earned a starting spot his freshman season and averaged over 20 minutes each season, finishing his senior season third on the team in defensive box plus/minus behind only fellow seniors JeQuan Lewis and A-10 All-Defensive selection, Mo Alie-Cox. Burgess played all five positions at one point or another during his time at VCU, going from point guard in a pinch to center thanks to a versatile skill set in his 6’5 225-pound frame.