Kevin Burleson

Kevin Burleson ( born April 9, 1979 in Seattle, Washington ) is a former American professional basketball player. Burleson is 1,91 m tall and played on both the position of the point guards as well as on that of the Shooting Guards.


Burleson, whose father Alvin was a professional in American football in the Canadian Football League and the United States Football League, in 1998 went to study at the University of Minnesota, for their high school team, Golden Gophers, he played from 1999 in the Big Ten Conference of the NCAA. Their team had previously been eliminated against the regulations of the NCAA for violations, the results of the last six years. As a result, the Gophers reached from 2001 three times a sequel to the National Invitation Tournament, in which one in 2003 took a fourth place.

Then Burleson in 2003 began a career as a professional and signed a contract with the German club USC Heidelberg in the 2nd Basketball Bundesliga. Then for the following season, he got a contract with the German first division WALTER Tigers Tübingen in the National Basketball League 2004/05. In the summer 2005, he then succeeded but the jump in the most highly doped professional league NBA. He signed for the 2005/ 06 season, a one-year contract with the Charlotte Bobcats. At the start of the following season 2006/ 07 but was released from his contract and subsequently committed by the " farm team " Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA Development League (D - League). Burleson Then changed again for the 2007/ 08 season to Europe, where he played in the Türkiye Ligi Basketbol for the team from Mersin. After one season he returned to the D -League and played for the Idaho Stampede, where again but told him no opportunity to return to the NBA. In the 2009/10 season he played again in Romania for the national Asesoft CSU Ploiesti, who was able to defend his title in 2010. Then Burleson was professional no longer active.