Cowboys' Burke Putnam Named to First Team All-Region II and Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference

Burke Putnam
Burke Putnam



WARNER—Connors State's Burke Putnam has been named to the first team NJCAA Region II squad and Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference team it was announced Saturday.

Burke a 6-3 sophomore guard from Tulsa, averaged 16.3 points a game, connecting on 44.4 percent from the field (162-of 365) including 43-of 103 from behind the arc for 41.7 percent. At the free throw line Burke connected on 101-of-129 attempts for 78.3 percent at the stripe. He pulled down 154 rebounds to average 5.4 per game. Burke also had 123 assists on the year for a 4.2 average per game.

The sophomore had a season and career high 30 points against Northern Oklahoma-Enid on January 31 at Melvin Self Field House when he drained 13-of-19 from the floor, including 4-of-5 from behind the arc.  He also pulled down eight rebounds, with six assists and a steal, including one block.

Burke is a graduate of East Central High School where he was a 2017 All-State selection, averaging 21.0 points an outing.

Joining Burke on the first team were A.J. McNeil (Redlands), Ravel Moody (Northeastern A&M), Dean Berrien (Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa), and Elisha Hobbs (Eastern State).

Second team members are Lloyd Daniels (Murray State), Damien Sears (Western State), Dylan Van Eyck (Northeastern A&M), Romio Harvey (Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa) and Keiodre Perry (Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa).