Alec Burks

Alec Burks is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Hired in the 2011 NBA draft as the 12th overall pick by Utah Jazz, Burk was an outstanding basketball player from a young age. Since his 2011 NBA Draft appearance, Burks has come a long way, and for seven years, he was a member of Utah Jazz.

Quick Facts about Alec Burks:

Full Name Alec Burks
Date of Birth July 20, 1991
Birth Place Grandview, Missouri, USA
Nickname Unknown
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Zodiac Sign  Cancer
Age 31
Height 6 feet 6 inches
Weight 214 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Steve Burks
Mother’s Name Dina Burks
Siblings One (Steve Jr.)
Sexual Orientation Straight
  • Grandview High School
  • University of Colorado
Marital Status Married
Partner Elyse Hart-Shelton
Kids (Daughter) Ashtyn Lee
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Clubs he played for
  • Utah Jazz
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Sacramento Kings
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • New York Knicks
NBA Draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Position Point / Shooting Guard
NBA Seasons  11
NBA Playoffs 4
Career High 34 points
Net Worth $5 million
Currently Plays For New York Knicks
Jersey Number 18
Career Highlights & Awards
  • Big 12 All-Rookie Team (2010)
  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2010)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2011)
Favorite Movie House Party
Favorite Food BBQ
Favorite Artist Jay-Z
Social Media  TwitterInstagram
Merch  Alex Buek Utah Jazz Swingman Jersey
Last Update August, 2022

Alec Burks: Net Worth

The American NBA star has accumulated a considerable sum of money during his professional career.

He is the 139th highest-paid NBA player. Alec is also the 66th highest-paid shooting guard.

He got a contract worth $2,320,044 with the Golden State Warriors in 2019. He had previously played with NBA teams including Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings.

The net worth of Alec Burks is reported to be approximately $10 million.

The annual average compensation of Burks was $10.5 million since 2014. But, he became the team’s fifth-best paid player in 2018.

After signing a four-year contract worth $42 million with Utah Jazz, he started making enough money.

At the beginning of his professional career with Jazz, he signed a four-year contract worth $9.2. But because of his improvement in the games, Alec’s deal also rose with time.

Later, he signed a three-year contract of $30 million with an average annual salary of $10 million with the New York Knicks.

This season, he is the fourth best-paid player of the New York Knicks. You may also like to know about Fred VanVleet

Early Life, Family, and Education in Alec Burks

Alec Burk was born on July 20, 1991, to Steve and Dina Burks in Grandview, Missouri, in the United States.

He is a citizen of the United States and is of African-American descent.

His mother Dina works for social security, while his father Steve works in manufacturing.

Alec Burks

Additionally, Steve used to play basketball for the University of Washington. Alec grew up alongside Steve Jr., his older brother.

He attended Grandview High School from 2005 to 2009 and had a respectable upbringing.

He began taking part in several sporting events in grade six, although his enthusiasm in sports was greater.

Because his father played collegiate basketball as well, Alec was compelled to play the sport.

Age, height, and weight of Alec Burks

He is a 31-year-old NBA player. He looks forward to his birthday on July 20 every year. His zodiac sign is Cancer as a result.

Burks has a charming demeanor and is a lovely man. He has a physically fit and healthy body.

He is around 94 kg in weight and 6 feet 6 inches tall, according to physical measurements. Also he is the right height for his weight, which is healthy.

Similar to this, his striking personality is enhanced by his black hair and dark eyes.

Basketball Career in High School and College for Alec Burks

Burks was a standout basketball player at Grandview High School. He played basketball for the Bulldogs and in his senior year, he averaged 23.0 points and 6.8 rebounds.

In his final season, he contributed to the Bulldogs’ 29-2 record. Alec’s outstanding performance earned him the title of career leader in points scored throughout school history.

Burks before his NBA Draft playing for Colorado University

In a similar vein, Burks was selected Missouri’s 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year. He also won Player of the Year honors from the Kansas City Star and Metro Sports.

Alec received a basketball scholarship offer from the University of Colorado, Boulder before the start of his high school senior year. He committed to playing college basketball by signing a two-year letter of intent.

Burks played basketball for Colorado University’s Buffalo team, which competes in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference.

Burks earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Rookie Team and the Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year awards during his first season (2010).

Buffaloes’ All-Big 12 recognition was given to the Missouri native in his second and last season with Colorado (2011).

He then decided not to finish his undergraduate career and declared for the 2011 NBA Draft.

NBA Career

The Utah Jazz selected Alec in the 2011 NBA Draft. He had finished his two years of college.

In the new season, he made 59 bench appearances but did not get a single start. Burks had a game average of 7.2 points and 2.2 rebounds.

Alec played in 64 games in the second season, scoring 7.0 points and grabbing 2.3 rebounds on average.

The NBA player’s 2013–2014 campaign, in which he averaged 14.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game, marked a turning point for him.

On January 13, 2014, Burks achieved a career high by defeating the Denver Nuggets with 34 points.

The shooting guard was at the pinnacle of his career during the 2014–15 season. Burks was one of Utah’s finest players, but because to injuries, he participated in just 27 games.

The shooting guard was the team’s star player going into the 2014–15 season, but due to injuries, he played in just 27 games this year.

The 2015–16 season for Alec was once more disrupted by an injury. During that season, he played in 31 games but missed 50.

He had 13.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game in the 2015–16 season.

Burk’s NBA career was challenging because he had yet another injury at the start of the 2016–17 season.

The shooting guard only participated in 42 games, averaging 6.7 points and 2.9 rebounds.

In the 2017–18 season, Alec found his luck again. He played in 64 games, recording an average of 7.7 points and 3.0 rebounds.

after departing the Utah Jazz, a career

On November 29, 2018, Jazz exchanged Burks for Kyle Korver from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

On February 7, 2019, he was subsequently acquired by the Sacramento Kings as part of a three-team deal.

Alec Burks in action for the Golden Warriors

On July 11, 2019, Golden State Warriors acquired Burks. But in February 2020, Warriors transferred Burks and their team-mate Glenn Robinson III  to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for three second-round draft selections.

On November 22, 2020, Burks joined with New York Knicks. He is presently a member of the New York Knicks.

Injury History

The Grandview, Missouri native’s encounter with injury started from the fourth season of the NBA. His run of injuries began with a shoulder issue.

He fractured his left fibula the following season, which he elected to correct with surgery.

Following that, for knee and ankle difficulties, he underwent surgery. But, the NBA player continued to endure discomfort in them for some months before finally recuperating.

Because of these ailments, he merely played 100 games during three seasons.

Alec Burks: Wife & Children

Talking about the relationship history, Alec and Elyse Hart-Shelton met in 2014, and since then, they have been sailing a smooth relationship.

Alec has been happily married to Elyse since 2019. When it comes to their relationship history, Burks met Elyse in 2014 at a friend’s birthday gathering in hometown Kansas, Missouri.

Alec Burks and Elyse Hart-Shelton wedding photoshoot.

At first, Alec was too hesitant to talk to Elyse, so he encouraged his friend to approach her and introduce him.

An NBA player for the New York Knicks married his longtime girlfriend on August 10, 2019. In a magnificent wedding ceremony in Miami, Florida, the couple tied a knot.

Previously, Alec had proposed to Elyse in March 2019 with a big diamond ring.

Burks wore a black suit while his wife wore a black and red bridal gown on the wedding day.

Elyse even presented their post-wedding images at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. She was quite excited to walk down the aisle with Alec.

The pair thanked their well-wishers and supporters on Instagram for showering love during their romantic journey.

On March 27, 2017, the couple was gifted with a daughter called Ashtyn Lee. According to recent sources, Alec and his wife have no troubles or disagreements.

Social Media Presence

Burks is new to Instagram, but he joined Twitter in 2010. His Instagram account is not verified yet, and he doesn’t have many followers.

His  Instagram, id is @alecburks13, and he has only 8,920 followers.

On Instagram, Alec has posted photographs of him throughout games and practice. He does not share his personal life. In reality, he is fairly inactive on it.

But his  Twitter account is verified, and he was an active Twitter user but not now. His username is @alecburks10, and he has 54.6k followers.

Since 2017 he has not tweeted or retweeted anything.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Alec Burks involved in a campaign?

Alec is interested in other social and philanthropic efforts as well. He hosted a fundraising effort, “Strikes for Kids,” to promote ” The Brighton A Life Scholarship.”

In the summer of 2015, he took part in NBA Fit Week hosted in the Philippines to highlight the significance of a healthy lifestyle.

Has Alec Burks ever sponsored?

In 2016, he sponsored a basketball camp for Kansas City’s children. Also, Burks was part of the 2013 NBA Healthy Week which took place in Glendale Middle School.