The Washington Times - October 2, 2009, 01:40PM

Not a huge surprise out of College Park today that forward Jerome Burney‘s career is likely over because of his many foot issues. He won’t play this year for Maryland.

There’s plenty of background on his issues in this article from July.


In short, Burney lost his true freshman year to injury, was buried on the bench much of his redshirt freshman season and then was limited to nine games a season ago.

Back in July, he seemed fairly accepting of the situation, considering he’d suffered through four major injuries.

“Yes, I didn’t average 20 points a game [in college] and I didn’t have as many blocks as I did in high school,” Burney said. “I didn’t do a lot of stuff. But at the same time, there’s probably guys who had 20 points but haven’t been on ESPN, a lot of people who don’t even have a highlight tape of themselves on YouTube. I have those things. There’s not too much I can ask for.

“If it ends now, I would be satisfied. I’m not saying I’d be happy, but I’d be satisfied. I guess I’ll be ready to move on to whatever else I’m going to do.”

A release from Maryland stated Burney is on track to graduate with a degree in kinesiology in May.

—- Patrick Stevens