Patrick Burke (born December 14, 1973 in Dublin, Ireland) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA currently with the Phoenix Suns. He is the first Irish-born player in NBA history. He is captain of the Irish national basketball team.
Undrafted out of Auburn University in 1997, he signed a contract with the Orlando Magic in 2002 and played 62 games for them, averaging 4.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. He did not play in the NBA during the 2003-04 NBA season or the 2004-05 NBA season.
Burke attended Mariner High School in Cape Coral, Florida, USA. He did not play organized basketball until age 16.
He has also won three consecutive Greek League Championships with Panathinaikos from 1998-99 to 2000-01 and has averaged 8.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 211 Euroleague career games.
With Phoenix he often plays during "Garbage Time", when a game has long been decided.
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