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April 12, 2013

By the numbers: Burke looks to join 6-0 PG club

Sophomore point guard Trey Burke has not yet announced whether he will go pro (though we expect him to), but if he does enter the NBA Draft, Burke will be handicapped by his size and position.

  • Over the last 10 years, and 300 first-round picks, only 55 point guards have been selected (18.3 percent). Of those 55, just 10 were Burke's listed 6-0, or shorter (see chart).

  • That means that only 18.2 percent of point guards and 3.3 percent of all players selected from 2003-12 were 6-0 or shorter.

  • Burke's stock is at an all-time high, and most mock drafts have him a top-10 pick, which would be an incredible accomplishment considering that just four of the 6-0 point-guard club has been taken among the first 10 choices, with former Wake Forest Demon Deacon the highest selection at No. 4 (in 2005).

    First-Round Point Guards (2003-12) 6-0 Or Shorter
    Year
    Point Guard
    Height
    College
    Pick
    NBA Seasons
    2009
    Jonny Flynn
    6-0
    Syracuse
    No. 6
    5 seasons (4 teams)
    2009
    Ty Lawson
    5-11
    North Carolina
    No. 18
    4 seasons (1 team)*
    2008
    D.J. Augustin
    6-0
    Texas
    No. 9
    5 seasons (2 teams)*
    2007
    Aaron Brooks
    6-0
    Oregon
    No. 26
    5 seasons (3 teams)*
    2006
    Kyle Lowry
    6-0
    Villanova
    No. 24
    7 seasons (3 teams)*
    2005
    Chris Paul
    6-0
    Wake Forest
    No. 4
    8 seasons (2 teams)*
    2005
    Nate Robinson
    5-9
    Washington
    No. 21
    8 seasons (5 teams)*
    2004
    Sebastian Telfair
    6-0
    High School
    No. 13
    9 seasons (8 teams)*
    2004
    Jameer Nelson
    6-0
    St. Joseph's
    No. 20
    9 seasons (1 team)*
    2003
    T.J. Ford
    6-0
    Texas
    No. 8
    8 seasons (4 teams)
    *Still active



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