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Experience, perspective are two teachers of basketball player Chris Burgess

by | Apr. 11, 2012

Saints & Sports

Seated on a basement couch, clad in crimson University of Utah gear and surrounded by his collection of basketball memorabilia, 32-year-old Chris Burgess spoke of his two great teachers — experience and perspective.

“I’ve learned a lot,” Burgess said of the past 16 years. “I’m sure I need to learn more.”

Amid countless games, teammates, coaches, jerseys and itineraries, there is little that basketball hasn't offered to Burgess. He's been a McDonald’s high school all-American and highly touted recruit, lost an NCAA championship, experienced frustrating injuries, failed to realize his NBA dream, married his sweetheart, started a family, and traveled the world, playing for 10 different teams in seven countries on four different continents. In late February, he suited up for his 11th foreign squad in Puerto Rico.

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