No. 5 on AFA's career steals list with 141 ... needs eight to become career leader ... 40th on the school's career scoring list with 732 points ... No. 2 on the career list with 64 wins.
Started all 31 games ... second-team all-MWC selection ... MWC Co-Player of the Week, Feb. 20 ... first career double-double vs. IPFW (18 pts., career-high 13 reb.) ... also posted double-double vs. TCU (14 pts., 13 reb.) ... first Falcon with two double-doubles in a season since `00-01 (Tom Bellairs) ... one of only 12 players in the conference with more than one double-double ... career-high 28 points and 39 minutes at New Mexico (11-18 from the field, 5-9 from 3) ... career-high five assists vs. Northern Colorado, Lamar, San Diego State and at Colorado State ... tied career-high with five steals at CSU ... shot 48.1 percent (139-289) from the field ... 71 steals set new school record for one season and led MWC ... finished 36th in the country in steals per game (2.3) ... No. 9 in the MWC and led team in rebounding (6.1/game) ... No. 2 in the MWC in rebounding among juniors ... led or tied for team lead in rebounding 19 times, team was 15-4 in those games ... second on the team in scoring, averaging 12.4 points per game, and assists with 79 ... named Chevrolet Player of the Game for Air Force by CBS vs. Illinois ... had 13 points and six rebounds against the Illini.
One of four Falcons to start all 30 games ... all-MWC honorable mention ... led team in rebounding (4.3/game) and finished third in the MWC with 49 steals, the fifth highest total in school history ... was second in the MWC with 27 steals in league games only ... career-high 19 points and added eight rebounds against Iowa ... shot 7-of-14 from the field, including 5-of-10 from three-point range against the Hawkeyes ... collected a career-high nine rebounds the next game against Rutgers ... played season-best 38 minutes in overtime game against Lamar ... team-high 16 points and five rebounds at home against San Diego State ... also scored 16 points and pulled down six boards at SDSU ... career-high five steals at Colorado State ... season-high four assists against Navy ... averaged five rebounds per game his last eight games ... led or tied for team lead in rebounding 17 times, team was 10-7 in those games.
Appeared in all 29 games ... scored 3.7 points per game and averaged 2.5 rebounds per contest ... scored season-high 11 points at Auburn ... also had 11 points vs. Prairie View A&M ... season-high seven rebounds, including four offensive at Texas-Pan American ... led team with three 3-pointers at Auburn ... best shooting games of the season (4-5) vs. IPFW and at New Mexico ... season-best three assists vs. North Carolina in NCAA Tournament ... season-high three steals vs. Utah ... played season-high 23 minutes at New Mexico and vs. North Carolina ... collected at least three rebounds in 14 games ... fourth on the team with 73 total rebounds, including 26 offensive ... third on squad with 26 offensive boards.
Before Air Force
Three-year letterwinner in basketball ... first-team all-state selection as a senior ... led nationally-ranked Putnam City HS to a 25-3 record and a runner-up finish at the Oklahoma state tournament his senior campaign ... helped PCHS to the state title as a junior ... averaged 16.2 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior ... member of National Honor Society ... awarded the Jim Thorpe scholar-athlete of the year award at PCHS ... high school basketball coach was A.D. Burtschi.
Parents are A.D. and Jacque Burtschi ... has three sisters, Heather (36), Ryjeil (29) and Kyra (24) and one brother, Travis (31) ... nickname is Jake ... completed Operation Air Force at Hickam AFB, Hawaii this past summer ... was also a deputy commander for mission support group ... favorite food is steak and seafood ... favorite book is Where the Red Fern Grows ... favorite TV shows are Will & Grace, Friends and CSI ... people in history he would most like to meet are Larry Bird and Michael Jordan ... enjoys listening to country music in his spare time ... credits his father with the greatest influence on his sports career ... member of cadet squadron 8.