Steve Burtt Sr.

Steve Burtt
Personal information
Born (1962-11-05) November 5, 1962
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Charles Evans Hughes
(New York City, New York)
College Iona (1980–1984)
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career 1984–2000
Position Point guard
Career history
1984–1985 Golden State Warriors
19851986 Westchester Golden Apples
1987–1988 Los Angeles Clippers
1991 Halifax Windjammers
1991–1992 Phoenix Suns
1992 Iraklis Thessaloniki
1992–1993 Washington Bullets
19931994 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
19941995 Illycaffé Trieste
19951996 Reyer Venezia Mestre
19961997 Genertel Trieste
19971998 Casetti Imola
19981999 Scandone Avellino
19992000 Banco Sardegna Sassari
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 584 (5.6 ppg)
Rebounds 92 (0.9 rpg)
Blocks 123 (1.2 apg)
Stats at

Steven Dwayne Burtt (born November 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. The 6'2" point guard played in the NBA sporadically from 1984 until 1993. He also had an established playing career overseas. Born in New York, Burtt played high school basketball for Charles Evans Hughes before enrolling to Iona to play for the Gaels.

College career

In his 4 season with Iona Burtt played in 121 games averaging 20.9 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game and 1.7 steals per game.[1] He is the all-time leader of Iona in total points scored for the school with 2,534.[2] He also has several other school records including career field goals made and attempted and season field goals made.[2] Burtt also held the single-season scoring record with 732, a record broken in 2006 by his son Steve Burtt Jr..[2] During his college career he was named three times in the All-MAAC first team (1982–1984) and twice All-MAAC Player of the Year (1983–1984).[3] They are one of just two father-son duos to score 2,000 points each in NCAA Division I basketball, the other being Dell Curry and Steph Curry.[4]

Professional career

Burtt was selected 30th overall in the 1984 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. In his rookie season injuries shortened his playing to 47 games, averaging 4.2 points per game on .383 shooting.[5][6]

He played professionally in Greece in 1992 before being banned for life from its basketball league for drug violations, consisting of cocaine and hashish found in his luggage returning from a visit to the US.[7] In Italy Burtt changed teams annually in Serie A and, in a timespan of six years, he contested in 155 games averaging 28.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.[8] In 2007, Burtt was named by Maccabi Rishon LeZion B.C. as the "Best Foreigner Player" of the last 20 years.


Burtt is the father of former Iona College basketball player Steve Burtt Jr. who shares his name and played for the Ukrainian national team.[9]


  1. "Steve Burtt stats". Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 "Iona Men's basketball record book" (PDF). Iona College. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  3. "Men's Basketball All-MAAC Awards". MAAC. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  4. "The Best Father-Son Duos In College Hoops History". Campus Insiders. June 15, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  5. "Steve Burtt NBA stats". Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  6. "NBA Journeyman, Steve Burtt, 34, Banned in Greece, Now Stars in Italy". St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). December 29, 1996. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  7. SPORTS PEOPLE: BASKETBALL; Former Iona Player Faces Drug Charges
  8. "Steve Burtt #15" (in Italian). Lega Basket Serie A. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  9. "Biography". Retrieved April 20, 2015.
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