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Postgame Quotes

We know that they are a great offensive team but we know we are a great defensive team.


Irish in the 2015 NCAA Championships: The Notre Dame Men in Pittsburgh

The Fighting Irish will face sixth-seeded Butler on Saturday.


NCAA Postgame Notes - Notre Dame vs. Northeastern


IRISH EXTRA: Road Trip to Crossroads Classic

A day of great basketball in the Hoosier state.


Notre Dame Cruises Past Grambling State, 81-54

Notre Dame hit 46 percent from beyond the arc for the game.


NCAA Sweet 16 Practice & Press Conference (USATSI)

Notre Dame prepares for its regional semifinal against Wisconsin at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.


Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest

Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest January 31, 2016


Notre Dame 87, Youngstown State 78

Photos from Youngstown State @ Notre Dame on December 21, 2015.


Men's Basketball vs. Wichita State - Sweet 16

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Wichita State vs Notre Dame (USATSI)


Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament Practice

Practice photos from the NCAA Regional in Pittsburgh, Penn.

SENIOR SEASON (2015-16): One of four team captains ... earned first start since March 3, 2014 against Wake Forest on Jan. 31 due to outstanding practice effort and responded with a career-high 14 points on four three point field goals ... also started at Miami on Feb. 3 before an ankle injury suffered in practice on Feb. 5 sidelined him for the games with North Carolina, Clemson and Louisville ... returned to the starting lineup vs. Miami on March 2 and started the final home game of his career vs. NC State March 5 ... saw action in 17 games.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15): Came off the bench to play in 20 contests in his third season with the program ... averaged 1.7 ppg. (34 points) and 1.7 rpg. (28 rebounds) in 7.0 mpg. (139 minutes) ... played in eight ACC regular-season contests ... scored a season-high five points in win over Navy as he came off the bench to play 14 minutes ... scored four points in wins over Grambling State, Fairleigh Dickinson, Mount St. Mary's and Purdue ... finished with three rebounds in 11 minutes versus the Boilermakers ... scored three points in Notre Dame's win at Virginia Tech.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14): Played in 28 games and made five starts ... earned his first career start versus Army and started in games against Virginia Tech, at Florida State, Georgia Tech and at North Carolina ... left the game in the second half versus Florida State after playing 21 minutes and scoring seven points due to a cardiac episode ... underwent an outpatient cardiac procedure following that game and missed the next four games against Wake Forest, Virginia, Boston College and Syracuse ... averaged 3.0 ppg. (83 points) and 1.8 rebounds (51 boards) ... tied for third on team with 16 blocked shots ... shot 42.6 percent from the field (29-68) and 77.3 percent (17-22) from the free-throw line ... played 413 minutes and averaged 14.8 mpg. ... scored seven points against Miami (Ohio) and Stetson to open the season ... finished with six points and grabbed a team-leading and career-high 10 rebounds versus Santa Clara ... grabbed five rebounds in overtime win against Canisius ... came off the bench and played 24 minutes in 79-77 victory over Duke ... keyed a defensive effort for the Irish in that contest as he finished with five rebounds and a career-high five blocked shots ... reached double-figure scoring for the first time in his career in loss at Georgia Tech as he netted 11 points (connected on 5-10 from the field) ... played a career-high 27 minutes in loss at Virginia while scoring four points and grabbing two rebounds ... tallied eight points in 19 minutes off the bench in overtime loss to Pittsburgh ... played 24 minutes in starting role at North Carolina ... played 20-plus minutes in seven games.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13): Appeared in 18 games off the bench and tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds ... totaled 60 minutes of playing time ... was 4-4 from the free-throw line ... made his Fighting Irish debut during the second game of the season, an 84-57 win over Monmouth ... scored two points in the Monmouth contest ... netted a season-high four points in the 84-57 victory over Brown ... pulled down a season-best two boards in the 89-67 win over Niagara ... played a season-high 14 minutes and scored two points along with one rebound and one assist in a 73-57 setback at Louisville ... made a three-pointer in the 69-57 loss to Louisville in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Avon High School, in Avon, Indiana under head coach Jason Young ... played in 83 career outings and averaged 13.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists ... concluded his career in the top five at Avon High School in points, rebounds and blocked shots ... McDonald's All-Star game nominee ... as a senior, averaged 16.5 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists ... in final campaign, led Avon and Hoosier Crossroads Conference (HCC) in scoring ... named to the 2012 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) boys all-state senior first team and to the 2011 Associated Press all-state honorable mention list ... also earned all-Flyer County and all-conference honors in final scholastic campaign ... selected to the IBCA Top 100 Underclassmen Showcase all four years and chosen as a Top 60 Senior by the IBCA ... named by Hoosier Basketball Magazine to the Indiana Hoosier Reunion Classic all-star team and to the Indiana North/South All-Star team (2012) ... chosen by the IBCA to the Indianapolis Star's senior all-star team and the junior all-star south team (first player in program history) ... named to the Indianapolis Star's all-west team (2009-10, 2010-11) and to the honorable mention list as a freshman ... earned all-conference honors during all four prep seasons ... led the HCC with 16.5 ppg and 9.0 rpg his senior season ... ranked first in the HCC in three-point field goal percentage (.451) his junior year and in the two-point field-goal percentage (.634) his sophomore year ... cracked Avon's 1,000 point barrier in `12 and became the Orioles' fourth all-time leading scorer ... a three-time MVP for the Orioles ... elected team captain in his final three years ... averaged 14.9 points and 5.9 rebounds points in leading his Avon team to a 20-3 mark and 8-1 conference record as a junior ... member of the Spiece Indy Heat and Dorian's Pride AAU development programs.

PERSONAL: Full name is Austin James Burgett ... born in Anderson, Indiana ... son of Terry and Jennifer Burgett ... has one older sister, Morgan ... represented the Notre Dame men's basketball program on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) ... a film, television and theater major in the College of Arts and Letters.


A.J. Burgett
A.J.  Burgett


Avon, Ind.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 232


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