Head Coach Frankie Allen sees Burns as a solid performer and an outstanding defender who is a very capable scorer and will add an additional scoring threat for UMES.
2010-11: Played in 24 games with nine starts, averaging 15.2 minutes a contest ... scored 3.6 points a game, shooting 33.7% from the field ... season high 11 points with three assists vs Kean (11/20) ... dished out three assists in each of four games ... scored ten points in road contests against Columbia (11/15) and Evansville (12/11) ... named to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
2009-10: Averaged 11.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.9 steals per game ... Appeared in all 32 games for the Hawks, starting 21 ... Second on team in scoring average, assists (57), steals (29) and minutes (33.1) ... Named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic List.
2008-09: Redshirted for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
2007-08 (High Point): Appeared in 30 games, starting nine ... Averaged 3.2 points in 13.2 minutes per game ... Posted 7 double-figure scoring totals ... Tallied a career-best 16 points and 6 assists against Florida Christian on Jan. 8 ... Shot 42.4 percent from the floor (53-for-125) and 31.4 percent from 3-point range (16-for-51.
2006-07 (High Point): Played in 30 games with five starts during his rookie campaign for High Point University ... Averaged over 13 minutes of playing time a game ... Drilled a three-pointer in collegiate debut against UT-Martin ... Tallied points in 21 of his appearances including an eight-game streak to end the year ... Recorded a pair of double-digit point performances including a personal-best 15 on the road at Winthrop ... Posted first double-figure performance with 10 points versus Charleston Southern ... Averaged 6.2 ppg as a starter ... Made 10 of his final 11 free throws.
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner at St. Joseph High School ... School's all-time leading scorer having amassed 2,643 career points ... Consensus first-team All-State performer as a prep senior ... Averaged 30.5 points per game to lead the state of New Jersey in scoring as a senior ... He topped the 40-point mark seven times including a personal best 54-point outing ... Three-time Cape Atlantic League All-Star ... An honor roll student in the classroom.
Personal: Born on Sept. 8, 1986 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Son of Timothy and Robyn Burns ... Has a younger brother, Terrance ... Is an Exercise Science major ... Lists his mom as his best friend ... Personal best non-athletic achievement is making the honor roll and earning a black belt in karate ... Favorite book is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss ... Enjoys playing cards (Spades and Poker) ... Favorite movie is Blue Chips... Best advice received is to "work hard, never take a day off." ... Personal athletic goal before Graduation is to be named to the all-conference team.