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Benji Burke
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Born Alfonso Clark "Benji" Burke
May 8 1971 () (age 46)
Residence Columbus, Ohio
Education Eastmoor Academy
Alma mater Northwest Missouri State University
Years active 2013-present
Spouse Ronda Burke (m.1993)
Children Amber Burke
Trey Burke
Amani Burke

Alfonso Clark "Benji" Burke Jr. (born May 10, 1968) is a former American basketball player for Northwest Missouri State University and is the father of Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke and is also his agent.

LifeEdit

Alfonso Clark Burke Jr. known as Benji was born to Alfonso Clark Burke Sr. and Jackie Burke in Columbus, Ohio. Burke's father starred at East High School in Columbus in the 1950s and Burke starred at Eastmoor Academy in the 1980s before going on to set records at Northwest Missouri State University. Burke met his future wife Ronda Crawford while he attended Northwest Missouri State University, where he played Division II basketball after spending time at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. Ronda had just completed her tenure at Ruskin High School.

They got married on September 4, 1993 in Columbus, Ohio and and the couple have three children. His oldest daughter, Amber, is a singer and model. His son, Trey, currently plays in the NBA for the Washington Wizards, while his youngest daughter, Amani, plays basketball at Ohio University. He has two grandchildren, Laia Nettles and Trey Burke, through Amber and Trey.

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