MIKE BREY ON BURNS
“He needs to bring us physicality in the post and give us depth down there with the ability to guard. He is easy to play with. He also has really developed into being able to make the 15 to 18 foot jump shot. I love that he has court vision and is a good passer.”
HONORS AND AWARDS
- 2016 ACC Academic Honor Roll
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
- Ended up appearing in 11 games during his first active year with the program, including four ACC game appearances.
- Logged eight minutes of action against North Carolina A&T.
- Recorded his first official field goal, a dunk, in the victory over Chicago State also while collecting a career-best three rebounds.
- Saw his first action in a Notre Dame uniform in the season-opening victory over Bryant, playing six minutes and hitting five-of-six free throws.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
- Did not play in 2015-16 after recovering from offseason ankle surgery.
- Spent three years at LaSalle Institute in his hometown of Troy, New York before transferring to Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey, where he played two years.
- Blair Academy program has produced current National Basketball Association players Luol Deng, Royal Ivey and Charlie Villanueva.
- Underwent ankle surgery in March and was unable to participate in any postseason events.
- Invited to play in Jordan Brand Regional All-Star game.
- Earned a spot on the 2014 U18 United States squad that played in the Albert Schwietzer Tournament in Mannheim, Germany, an international basketball competition held every two years and played between junior youth national basketball teams. Helped his team to the silver medal in the 16-team competition after losing to Italy in the championship game.
- Member of Albany City Rocks from 2012-14 and guided two of his squads to consecutive top-three finishes at the national championships -- second place (2014) and third place (2013).
- Full name is Elijah Ross Burns.
- Born in Troy, New York.
- Son of Harold and Dolores Burns along with older brother, Jordan.
- Participated in a National Youth Leadership Conference.
- Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a major in psychology.