Bishop Garrigan High School • Netted more than 1,000 career points in three years on the varsity. • Averaged 14.5 points per game as a sophomore before upping that mark to 18.8 per game as a junior and 22 per contest during his senior campaign. • Earned First Team All-North Central Conference honors as a junior and senior for the Golden Bears. • Had a pair of games with more than 35 points as a senior. • Scored 32 points, including five three-pointers in the second quarter, to lead team to the Class 1A district final in a one-point win over Belmond-Klemme. • Named First Team All-State in basketball by the Iowa Newspaper Association and Third Team All-State by the Des Moines Register following his senior campaign. • Named Second Team All-State in baseball by the Iowa Newspaper Association as a junior and senior. • Also claimed all-conference accolades in baseball and golf and all-area plaudits in baseball, basketball and football. • Won eight letters overall, including three each in basketball and baseball and one each in football and golf. • Coached by Roger Froehlich, Harry Condoleon and Mike Stence in basketball, Rob & Gene Meister in baseball, Dean Lallier in golf and Marty Wadle in football. • Played AAU hoops with the Iowa Mavericks. • Participated in the state All-Star Game in both baseball and basketball after his senior season.
More About John Full Name: John James Burns Birthday: Nov. 22, 1994 Birthplace: Boone, Iowa Parents: Jack and Lori Burns Siblings: James (14), Annie (10) Major: Undeclared in the College of Business Favorite Sports Team: Oklahoma City Thunder Favorite Sports Memory: State Tournament in baseball Favorite Athlete: Kevin Durant Favorite TV Show: Prison Break Favorite Spot on Campus: Gym Hobbies: Golf, baseball, spending time at the lake Why Creighton: For athletics and the good education Career Aspiration: Own my own business Favorite Vacation Spot: Bahamas