Benji Burke
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Position Forward
League National Collegiate Athletic Association
Born May 8 1971 () (age 46)
Columbus, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
College Northwest Missouri State University

Alfonso Clark "Benji" Burke Jr. (born May 10, 1968) is an American former college basketball player who played for the Northwest Missouri State University men's basketball team. Burke is the father of current NBA player Trey Burke and Ohio basketball player Amani Burke.


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 they have three children, Amber, Trey, and Amani. 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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