Tag:Antonio Burks
Posted on: July 20, 2009 11:29 pm
Edited on: July 21, 2009 4:57 pm
 

Former C-USA Player of the Year shot at dice game


Former Memphis basketball star Antonio Burks underwent emergency surgeries at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis on Monday and Tuesday after being shot during a robbery, CBSSports.com has confirmed.

Burks was shot in the stomach while reportedly watching a dice game.

He has undergone three surgeries so far.

He is listed in critical condition.

The 2004 Conference USA Player of the Year was one of several men robbed by three other men who reportedly swarmed the dice game with guns. Burks and one other man were shot. The second victim is in stable condition, according to The Commercial Appeal . The newspaper is reporting that no suspects are in custody.

Former Memphis Tiger Clyde Wade was also at the dice game.

He was unharmed.

Burks averaged 16.0 points and 5.5 assists for John Calipari's Tigers in 2004. The Orlando Magic selected the point guard 37th overall in the 2004 NBA Draft. His rights were immediately traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, for whom Burks played two seasons. He's been out of the NBA since 2006.
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