The San Antonio Spurs conducted a pre-draft workout with Colgate University point guard Jordan Burns earlier today.
Colgate Senior and local Marshall High School product Jordan Burns had a workout with the San Antonio Spurs today, a source tells me.— Noah Magaro-George (@N_Magaro) July 8, 2021
Standing six feet tall, the 23-year-old floor general is one of the oldest and shortest players in this class. And while that may deter some teams from pursuing him in the draft, he will likely earn a chance to prove himself during Summer League.
Burns averaged 16.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game during his senior season and led the Raiders to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances during his four-year stint with the program.
The San Antonio native capped off a decorated college career with 2021 All-Patriot First Team, 2021 Patriot Player of the Year, 2021 All-Patriot Tournament First Team, and 2021 Patriot Tournament MVP honors.
Burns drained an impressive 42.3% of his 4.4 long-range attempts per game last season. And the undersized sharpshooter could be a two-way contract candidate for the Spurs should he go undrafted later this month.
The local John Marshall High School product was one of 353 early entry candidates for the 2021 NBA Draft. Burns elected to remain in the draft as the deadline to withdraw and maintain any NCAA eligibility passed on July 7.
The 2021 NBA Draft will take place on July 29 at 7 PM CST at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. ESPN and ABC will televise the first round, and the second round will air exclusively on ESPN.