KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alec Burks drew quite a crowd following Colorado’s practice today at the Sprint Center.
Local television reporters peppered the Buffs star with questions about his future as Burks returned home for the final time as a Big 12 player.
Burks was born in Kansas City and was a prep star at nearby Grandview High School. By now you know that Kansas and Missouri did not recruit the 6-6 sophomore who has grown into a unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection.
“It’s been great, it’s been a whirlwind,” Burks said of his CU career. “A couple of years ago nobody knew me, except in Grandview. Now everybody knows about me. It’s a blessing.”
When a reporter asked Burks in a roundabout way if he was leaving CU for the NBA after the season he said:
“I haven’t thought about it at all. Hopefully we win these games and win this tournament and then after the season I’ll think about all that,” Burks said. “I’ve had that question. A lot of people disguise it differently.”
This will be Burks’ last Big 12 Tournament even if he does come back to CU. The Buffs can only hope he’s drawing attention at the Pac-12 Tournament in Los Angeles a year from now.