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Amani Burke
IMG 6354
No. 3 – Ohio Bobcats
Position Guard
League Mid-American Conference
Personal information
Born May 17 1998 () (age 18)
Columbus, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Career information
High school Eastmoor Academy
(Columbus, Ohio)
College Ohio (2016-present)

Amani Christine Burke (born May 17, 1998) is an American basketball player at Ohio University.

Prior to enrolling at Ohio, Burke won district basketball championships in all four years of high school, and is the younger sister of current NBA player Trey Burke.

Early Life and FamilyEdit

Burke is the daughter of Ronda and Alfonso "Benji" Burke II. She has an older sister Amber and an older brother Trey. Amber is an aspiring singer and Trey is the point guard in the NBA.

High School careerEdit

Burke attended Eastmoor Academy High School in Columbus, Ohio. Burke was a four-year starter at Eastmoor Academy High School, where the Warriors had a combined record of 85-20 and a record of 47-7 in the league play. During her junior year, Burke averaged 14.3 points per game under head coach Charity Martin during her junior year. In 24 games, she shot 55% from the field and averaged 3.5 steals per game. Burke averaged 14.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.5 steals. During her senior year, she averaged 14.9 points per game, reached 1,000 points and became the all-time leading scorer at Eastmoor Academy in 2016.

Burke was named the Division II Central District Player of the Year and Associated Press Division II co-player of the year in 2016 by the Ohio Basketball Coaches Association. She was awarded as a Super 7 Standout after her performance at the Classic in the Country in Berlin, Ohio. The team captain was a Top 64 selection, First Team AP Division II, First Team Division II Central District, Second Team All Classic winner and Second Team All-District Selection. In addition to basketball, she also participated in volleyball. Before her final season began at Eastmoor Academy High School, Burke committed to the Ohio University.

College Career Edit

Freshmen Year Edit

Burke's addition to the All-MAC Freshman Team is the first time since 2013 that a Bobcat has earned the honor. Burke has come on strong as of late, scoring in double figures for the past five games, including a season-high 21-point effort against Miami on Feb. 25. Overall on the season, Burke has averaged 7.2 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. She is shooing .373 from the field and .346 from three-point range. In conference play, Burke averaged 7.7 points a game and 2.8 boards a contest. She also shot .398 from the field and .397 from beyond the arc.

See AlsoEdit

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