- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Jazz used their No. 12 pick on Colorado guard Alec Burks after watching local star Jimmer Fredette get drafted at No. 10 by Milwaukee.

The 6-6 Burks has the size to play in the NBA, and the shooting touch.

He averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists for Colorado. He was the first Colorado player in school history to score over 770 points, grab 240 rebounds and hand out 100 assists in a single season.

The Jazz need a guard to fill the shoes of Deron Williams, but Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight, Kemba Walker and Fredette were already taken.

In two seasons, Burks shot 50 percent or better from the field and 60 percent or better in 16 games.


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