Who the hell is scotty burrell?

Who the hell is scotty burrell?

Post by Allen Ku » Tue, 03 Jan 1995 05:42:28


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>Where this great player came from ?
>Is he a rooky ? if not what team was fool enough to let him go ?
>Jeez, he's great ...

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scotty is a super athletic 2 sport guy drafted 2 years ago out of
university of conneticut...him and chris smith used to wreak havoc...
he was always super explosive with his great leaping ability and had
good quickness and hands (lots of steals)...he really didn't have a
consistent outside shot until this year...

p.s. he was a great baseball player (drafted twice, once after high
school and the other after college)...and actually played a bit in
the minors i think...

 
 
 

Who the hell is scotty burrell?

Post by Mark Widm » Wed, 04 Jan 1995 02:38:42



-- >
-- >Where this great player came from ?
-- >Is he a rooky ? if not what team was fool enough to let him go ?
-- >Jeez, he's great ...


-- p.s. he was a great baseball player (drafted twice, once after high
-- school and the other after college)...and actually played a bit in
-- the minors i think...

Yes, he was a pitcher in the Toronto farm system while at Connecticut.
And, he was just a "walk-on" for the UConn basketball team:  the Blue
Jays actually paid for his education, so he was not on an athletic
scholarship from the university.  He could be the most successful
walk-on ever!

He used his pitching ability on the court, too.  When he was a fresh-
man in college, he once made an inbounds pass 3/4 of the length of the
court to Tate George who shot the game winner that beat Clemson in the
1990 tournament.  Since there was exactly 1 second left on the clock when
Burrell inbounded the ball, the throw had to be right on the money.

I wonder if Clemson fans still have nightmares about that game, the
way Connecticut fans like me have nightmares about Duke beating us
at the buzzer the following game.  Anyway, we're pretty e***d to see
Scotty (not Scottie) doing well this year.  Seems like every Connecticut
alum always became a bust in the NBA until Clifford Robinson a couple of
years ago.

-- Mark

 
 
 

Who the hell is scotty burrell?

Post by Tony Minko » Wed, 04 Jan 1995 05:58:51


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>[Scott Burrell] was not on an athletic
>scholarship from the university.  He could be the most successful
>walk-on ever!

Jeff Hornacek was a walk-on at Iowa.  He's already played in one All-Star
game and could easily play in more before his career is over.

Any others?

Tony Minkoff

 
 
 

Who the hell is scotty burrell?

Post by Bobby Dav » Thu, 05 Jan 1995 01:23:19

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>Yes, he was a pitcher in the Toronto farm system while at Connecticut.
>And, he was just a "walk-on" for the UConn basketball team:  the Blue
>Jays actually paid for his education, so he was not on an athletic
>scholarship from the university.  He could be the most successful
>walk-on ever!

Between Burrell and Del Curry, the Hornets certainly have the best
pitching staff in the NBA.  Curry was also a hot pitching prospect - I
think he was picked in round one of the baseball draft at some point
but don't recall for sure.

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Who the hell is scotty burrell?

Post by Jazzy » Thu, 05 Jan 1995 14:47:33

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>Between Burrell and Del Curry, the Hornets certainly have the best
>pitching staff in the NBA.  Curry was also a hot pitching prospect - I
>think he was picked in round one of the baseball draft at some point
>but don't recall for sure.

        Curry was indeed a baseball prospect, but he didn't get as high
        as the 1st round of the baseball draft.  He was a 14th rounder
        by the Orioles in the '85 free agent draft.

        Jazzy J

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Who the hell is scotty burrell?

Post by John Econopou » Fri, 06 Jan 1995 03:52:49


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> >[Scott Burrell] was not on an athletic
> >scholarship from the university.  He could be the most successful
> >walk-on ever!

> Jeff Hornacek was a walk-on at Iowa.  He's already played in one All-Star
> game and could easily play in more before his career is over.

> Any others?

Rony Seikaly was a walk-on too.
 
 
 

Who the hell is scotty burrell?

Post by Paul T. Osmon » Fri, 06 Jan 1995 23:42:04


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>Jeff Hornacek was a walk-on at Iowa.  He's already played in one
All-Star
>game and could easily play in more before his career is over.

Make that Iowa State from memory. He wasn't exactly picked early
in the draft either.
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