The idea of playing overseas was never foreign to Steve Burtt Jr. When the former Iona College standout left for Greece last fall, he was already familiar with the landscape. And when an offer to play in the Italian League this season was made, he never hesitated. “It wasn’t a big adjustment for me,” Burtt Jr. said. “I lived in different countries as a child and teenager when my dad was playing overseas, so I was used to the culture.” ..read more..
Now that the summer is officially over, Bounce Magazine presents to you their NYC All-Street Selections. Voters included Sean Couch and Bobbito Garcia (co-founders, Bounce Magazine), Samera “BallGurl” Marsh (www.bouncemag.com), Rickey Rivers (Fireball/Funsport), Bernard Bowen (Referee Assignor), Edgar Burgos (MSG-TV “Summerball” Producer), Paul “PR” Rivera (Nike-NYC Brand Manager), Sid Jones (United Brooklyn Coach), Antonio Brimmer (Referee), Christian Grant-Fields (Dime Magazine). Others were invited but unable to participate; we hope to include them next time around. ..read more..
Steve Burtt Jr. threw up a circus shot – a what-the-heck, no-look baby hook – as he was fouled and flung to the asphalt last week at Rucker Park. Despite the mugging and the miss, his reputation as a smooth scorer remained untouched. “If he comes here and bums it for the rest of the season, nobody won’t care, nobody won’t remember,” the in-game announcer shouted, “because on that special night he had 68 points. ..read more..