Dallas Baptist Men’s Basketball Signs Burke & Wilkinson

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The Dallas Baptist Men’s Basketball Team has signed to key additions for the 2015-2016 season with the signings of Patrick Burke and Alan Wilkinson.  Patrick Burke is a 6’7″, 240lb forward, who is transferring from Southwest Baptist University, while Wilkinson stands at 6’8″ and is a freshman from Dallas’ Home School Athletic Association.

IMG_7993As a freshman at SBU last year, Burke averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 59.8% from field and 42.9% from the 3pt line.  A local product from the metroplex, Burke spent his prep career at Arlington Martin High School where he played for Coach Jeff Plemons. During the summer, he starred for the Dallas Showtyme Elite and Coach Erven Davis.  Patrick is also a member of First Baptist Church of Arlington and was on staff at Camp Thurman during high school.

“Patrick is a hard-nosed, high energy player,” DBU Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Blake Flickner said.  “He has shown himself to be a relentless rebounder and capable of stepping away from the basket to knock down an open shot as well.  Patrick will be a great addition to our program.”

Alan Wilkinson comes to DBU from Dallas’ Home School Athletic Association, where he played for Coach Josh Feester.  For HSAA, Wilkinson averaged 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game during his senior year.  During the summer, Wilkinson played for the Dallas Hoyas and Coach Jonathan Howard.  Alan is a member of First Baptist Church Lewisville and serves with the Wild Life leadership team.

“Alan will add depth to our frontcourt,” Flickner said.  “He has the tools to become a very good player. He is hungry to improve, and brings an energy and physical toughness that will immediately help our program.”

In addition to the two most recent signings for the 2015-16 campaign, the Patriots will add 6’3″ guard Joey Miller, who sat out 2014-15 at DBU after transferring from University of Illinois-Chicago.  “Joey is an extremely competitive and fiery player with a very high basketball IQ,” Flickner remarked.  “He gave us fits in practice this year, and we are excited to see him on the court during games.  He does so many things well, and really elevates the play of those around him.”