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Alec Burks is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. He was selected by the Utah Jazz as the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, but made his first pro start in his third year with the team. Burks primarily plays the shooting guard position. He played for the Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team during his college years, and was most notably the school's first-ever PAC-12 Conference Freshman of the Year in 2010. As a sophomore, Burks was statistically the eighteenth-best scorer in the Division I. With Colorado, he missed only a single college game. Burks also gained national attention following his nomination to the PAC-12 First Team in second season with the Buffaloes. He entered the 2011 NBA draft shortly after his sophomore year, projected to be a first-round draft pick despite playing just two seasons at Colorado.