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On Burrell: A versatile, explosive frontcourt player that earned BIG EAST All-Rookie honors and NABC All-District second team accolades as a freshman in 2007-08 ... a cerebral forward that became an impact player for the Red Storm in the last three seasons ... boasts nine career double-doubles and 39 games of double-digit scoring headed into his senior campaign ... owns a power post game that is complemented nicely by an outstanding touch on his mid-range jumper ... runs the floor well and finishes with authority.
Steve Lavin On Burrell: "Justin Burrell is as quick a big man as there is in the country. We need him to provide an inside presence at both ends of the floor. He represents our program in a first-class manner, and has a strong desire to finish his collegiate career in the NCAA Tournament."
As a Junior in 2009-10: Saw action in 28 of the Red Storm's 33 games, missing five contests in December with a high ankle sprain suffered after knocking down a turnaround jumper against Duke (Dec. 2) ... averaged 6.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per outing, but improved those numbers to 7.8 ppg and 5.3 rpg in BIG EAST games, ranking fourth and third on the team, respectively, in those categories ... logged 14 games with four or more rebounds ... finished second on the squad with a .745 free throw percentage (41-of-55) and fourth on the team with a .458 mark from the field (70-of-153) ... paced the team with a .755 free throw percentage (37-of-49) in conference matchups ... registered a double-double - the ninth of his career - with 10 points and 11 rebounds at DePaul in a triple-overtime win over the Blue Demons (Mar. 5) ... scored nine points and added eight rebounds against Pitt (Feb. 27) at The Garden ... pulled down a game-high nine rebounds and dealt a career-high five assists at home in Queens against Marquette (Feb. 24) ... scored seven and grabbed 10 boards in a Red Storm win at USF, with four of those caroms coming at the offensive end of the floor (Feb. 20) ... notched 12 points in a road victory over Notre Dame before fouling out with 38 seconds left (Feb 14) ... recorded 14 points and eight rebounds against Louisville in a win at Madison Square Garden (Feb. 11) ... tallied 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds against West Virginia at The Garden (Feb 6) ... netted 10 points and made 5-of-9 field goals at Rutgers (Feb. 2) ... poured in a team-high 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds at Pitt (Jan. 28) ...scored 11 points and finished with three rebounds against DePaul at Carnesecca Arena (Jan. 17) ... made his return to the court after missing the five games due to injury with a 4-for-4, nine-point outing at Georgetown, which included a monster tomahawk dunk (Dec. 31) ... totaled seven points and notched five rebounds against Stony Brook (Dec. 2) ... scored nine points and had a pair of blocks in a win against Temple in the Philly Hoop Group Classic (Nov. 28) ... went 6-for-9 from the floor to add 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds in the team's season opener vs. LIU (Nov. 13) ... scored eight points on 4-of-4 field goals in eight minutes in Game 1 of St. John's trip to Canada over Labor Day Weekend, 2009, before tearing ligaments in his hand and sitting out the remaining games ... hand was fully recovered for the start of the 2009-10 season.
As a Sophomore in 2008-09: Played in 32 games, starting 28 in the forward position ... finished fifth on the team in scoring with a 9.0 ppg average, and was third in rebounding with 4.5 per outing ... recorded two double-doubles on the year, 14 games of double-figure scoring and 18 games with four or more rebounds ... was forced to miss the Holiday Festival (Dec. 20 and 21) after suffering three hairline fractures in his face, resulting from a collision during practice on Dec. 18 ... played all but five of the remaining games wearing a custom plex face shield, which he was cleared to play without on March 3 ... contributed nine points with nine rebounds and a career-high four blocked shots at Richmond in the CBI (March 18) ... in his second game without the mask, made 6-of-14 field goals en route to a 17-point effort at Notre Dame (March 3) ... also grabbed eight rebounds against the Irish, with three coming at the offensive end ... posted second double-double of the year with 15 points and 11 rebounds (six offensive) vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 22) ... scored in double figures for three-straight games with 10 points vs. USF (Feb. 1), 11 with seven boards at Seton Hall (Feb. 5) and 10 vs. Louisville (Feb. 8) ... scored nine with eight boards in a home Madison Square Garden win over Rutgers (Jan. 24) ... dropped 15 points and pulled down five boards against Cincinnati (Jan. 22) ... contributed 13 points, including a 5-for-5 effort at the free throw line, and seven rebounds at Villanova (Jan. 18) ... tallied a season-best 18 points and grabbed six rebounds in St. John's upset win over then-No. 7/10 vs. Notre Dame (Jan. 3) at The Garden ... made a career-high tying 7-of-9 free throws at The Garden in the victory over the Irish ... finished with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor vs. Miami (Fla.) in his first game with the mask (Dec. 27) ... netted 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting vs. NJIT (Dec. 8) ... connected on first career 3-pointer en route to 14 points vs. Eastern Michigan (Nov. 24) in the NIT Season Tip-Off consolation round ... totaled 14 points on a 4-of-6 effort from the floor and a 6-of-8 mark from the line vs. Howard (Nov. 22) ... registered 11 points and 11 rebounds to tally his first double-double of the season vs. Cornell (Nov. 17) in the NIT Season Tip-Off opening round ... contributed 14 points in St. John's season-opening win over LIU (Nov. 14).
As a Freshman in 2007-08: Named to the BIG EAST All-Freshman team and was a second team NABC All-District team selection after an outstanding rookie season ... one of only two Red Storm players to start and play in all 30 contests ... averaged 10.8 points per game and a team-leading 5.9 rebounds per outing ... also led the squad with 20 blocked shots on the year, and registered eight multi-rejection games ... averaged 10.9 ppg and 5.2 rebounds in conference matchups ... posted 17 games of double-figure scoring, including two contests totaling 20 or more points ... recorded six double-doubles in his freshman season, including three in his first four games as a collegian ... netted 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting in a win over Seton Hall at Carnesecca Arena (March 1) ... totaled 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting and grabbed five rebounds at Georgetown (Feb. 27) ... tallied 10 points with five rebounds and two assists in a win over Providence in Queens (Feb. 9) ... contributed 15 points and grabbed four rebounds in a road win at Rutgers (Feb. 6) ... poured in a career-high 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting in a road victory at USF (Feb. 2) ... also played a career-high 40 minutes against the Bulls ... registered 18 points and grabbed 11 boards against DePaul (Jan. 12) for his sixth career double-double and second against a BIG EAST opponent ... went 7-for-16 from the field and totaled 17 points to go along with six rebounds at Connecticut's Gampel Pavilion (Jan. 8) ... scored 13 points and grabbed five boards in a Carnesecca Arena victory over Cincinnati (Jan. 5) ... first double-double against a conference foe came in his BIG EAST debut at Syracuse (Jan. 2), where he scored 21 points to go with 12 rebounds ... was a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line in 39 minutes at the Carrier Dome ... went 4-of-7 from the floor to net 12 points at Hawaii (Dec. 21) in the Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic ... scored 13 points and grabbed 10 boards vs. Niagara (Dec. 15) to earn fourth career double-double ... tallied 10 points and chipped in with eight rebounds at Miami (Dec. 2) ... scored 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds at home vs. LIU (Nov. 28) to record his third-straight double-double ... posted second-career and second-straight double-double with 15 points and a career-high 14 rebounds against Fairleigh Dickinson (Nov. 25) ... picked up first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds against Sacred Heart (Nov. 20) ... tallied 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting in collegiate debut against St. Francis (Nov. 14).
At Bridgton Academy: Averaged 23.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 4.0 bpg and 3.0 apg in leading prep power Bridgton Academy (Maine) to the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Championship in 2006-07 ... keyed his squad to a 35-5 overall record and the nation's No. 1 prep school ranking for most of the 2006-07 season ... earned both team MVP honors and high academic honors at Bridgton ... was rated the No. 2 prep prospect player nationally and ranked as one of top 20 power forward prospects in the country by recruiting services after his final year at Bridgton ... coached by Whit Lesure.
At Our Savior Lutheran High School: Averaged 17.4 points, 14.3 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.8 assists as a senior at Our Savior Lutheran in the Bronx during the 2005-06 season ... coached by Oswald Cross ... AAU team was the Long Island Lightning.
Personal: Justin E. Burrell ... born in Goshen, N.Y. ... son of Renee and Jessie Burrell ... chose to attend St. John's because he enjoys playing in Madison Square Garden ... majoring in communication arts ... pronounced "buh-RELL."