Joy Burke


CLASS: 2009



  • Tempe, AZHometown
  • Marcos De Niza High School
  • 6-6Height
  • Weight
  • Overall Rank
  • 33Position Rank
Also ConsideredUSC Trojans,

ESPN Player Evaluations

TOC Dec. 08: Arizona State signee Joy Burke towers over most opponents at 6-5. Her potential dominance doesn't end there. The Marcos de Niza (Tempe, Ariz.) standout brings much more to the table than size. A solid, strong build makes her an imposing figure on the floor and with the wingspan of a California condor she rises even further above the crowd. Additionally, she runs the floor with ease and has the tools to start the break and still be there at the finish. In the half court, surprisingly, it's her mid-range game that stands out. Keeping the ball high, she has text book form on her shot and displays an impressive soft touch out to 10 or 12 feet. The offensive boards create a lot of her scoring opportunities and her game will advance even further as she develops the ability to create her own shots. Her low post focus will have to narrow and she'll need to be more effective on the block as she lines up against physical equals in the Pac-10, but the tools are certainly there. Burke's size makes her a formidable defender at the high school level and she couldn't have committed to a better program to take that aspect of her game to its maximum potential.

Summer 08:Good length and smooth movement on the floor. She may be stronger at the high post than the low post. A little foul prone.


Club Team: Arizona Elite