Prokom inks veteran center Burke
by: Euroleague.net
October 1, 2008
Pat BurkePolish champions Asseco Prokom Sopot have added experience and size to their roster with the signing of veteran big man Pat Burke. A former Euroleague champion, Burke (208, 34) last season appeared in 11 ULEB Cup games for Khimki Moscow, putting up 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 12 minutes on average. Burke has played for three Euroleague teams in his pro career, starting with Tau Ceramica in 1997-98. He spent the following three seasons with Panathinaikos, winning the 2000 Euroleague title as well as three Greek League crowns. Burke moved from Maroussi in Greece to Orlando of the NBA to Gran Canaria of Spain before finishing the 2003-04 season with Real Madrid. The following season, still with Madrid, he averaged 6.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in 19 Euroleague games. From Madrid, he moved to the NBA for two seasons in Phoenix before returning last season to Europe with Khimki.
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