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Joda  Burgess
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Joda Burgess

Kenova, WV

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 200




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• Sophomore Season •

Scored 12 points in only eight minutes against Bluefield State ... led Marshall with 16 points against Morehead State ... had eight-game three-point streak snapped at Western Michigan ... entered the starting line-up at Northern Illinois and responded with 14 points ... he also held NIU's Mike Brown scoreless for the forst time in his career ... scored 11 points (9-of-9 from the free throw line) against Toledo.

• Freshman Season •

Named to the Mid-American Conference's all-Freshman team ... was third on the team in scoring with an average of 10.3 points per game ... converted a team-high 41.2 percent of his three-point attempts (63-of-153) ... missed only one free throw the entire season (22-of-23) ... stepped into the starting line-up in the fifth game of the season and retained that role throughout the remainder of the year ... responded in his first career start with 18 points against Morehead State on six three-pointers ... exploded for a career-high 29 points against Rio Grande with a 11-for-13 shooting performance including 7-for-8 from three-point land ... had 16 points versus Wake Forest ... scored 14 points, all in the first half, in win over Kent ... scored nine points on three 3-pointers versus Bluefield State ... scored seven points in 19 minutes against Massachusetts ... led the Herd in scoring with 14 points against Akron ... led Marshall with 19 points and seven assists versus Ohio ... chipped in 15 points in loss to Ball State ... led the Herd with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting (3-of-3 from three-point range) in win over Western Michigan.

• Prior to Marshall •

Lettered in basketball (4) ... twice named West Virginia High School Basketball Player of the Year for Class A ... a three-time all-state selection ... twice named Nike All-American ... Huntington Elks Athlete of the Year in 1996 ... averaged 19.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in his four-year high school career ... scored 1,811 points and connected on 243 three-pointers in his career ... led Ceredo-Kenova High School to the State Tournament in 1994 and 1996 ... was a member of Bloomington Red, the 1996 National AAU champions ...Most Valuable Player of the West Virginia North-South All-Star Game ... two-time Most Valuable Player of the St. Joseph's Invitational Tournament ... coached by his father, Jody, in high school ... was featured in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd in 1990.

• Personal •

Born Oct. 12, 1978 ... son of Jody Burgess ... majoring in sports management and marketing.


Points: 29 • Rio Grande (12-13-97)
Rebounds: 6 •Akron (12-29-97) • Northern Illinois (11-18-98)
Assists: 7 • Ohio (1-17-98) • Miami (1-21-98)
Steals: 4 • Ball State (1-10-98)
Blocks: 1 • West Virginia (2-16-98) • UMass (12-5-98)
Minutes: 40 • Eastern Michigan (1-5-98)