#38: Steve Burtt Sr. (Iona College/NBA)
The early years were rough for our guest after losing both his parents by age 12. Thanks to a childhood friend he got down with his local Police Athletic League where he began developing his basketball skills quickly and meeting one of his life long mentors Mr. LaMarre Dyson. He played high school ball at Charles Evans Hughes before enrolling at Iona College.
In his time there he became the all-time leader in total points scored. Along with his son, also an Iona product, they are one of just two father-son duos to score 2,000 points each in NCAA D-I basketball, the other being Dell Curry and Steph Curry. After leaving Iona in 1984 he was selected 30th overall by the Golden State Warriors. That kicked off a 16 year professional career that took him all around the globe.
Today you can find him all throughout the city of NY training, educating and developing children and young adults through Young Athletes Inc and a host of events he's affiliated with.
On this episode we explore the life and journey of Steve Burtt Sr.
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