University of Washington
Two-year letterman who saw increased playing time last season ... A fine outside shooter with a career mark of 34.3 percent from 3-point range ... One of only two seniors on the UW roster, joining Hans Gasser ... Walk-on from Mercer Island, one of the outstanding high school programs in the state of Washington ... Father, Bob Burmeister, lettered in 1969 and 1970 as a defensive back on the Husky football team. 2005-06 (Junior) -- Played 28 games, including two NCAA Tournament contests ... Scored a career-high 12 points in the first two games, against Morgan State (Nov. 13) and Wisconsin-Green Bay (Nov. 14) ... Also distributed a career-best five assist against UW-Green Bay ... Made 13 shots from 3-point range, two against both Washington State (Jan. 7) and USC (Feb. 9) ... Helped the Huskies to a 26-7 record and their second straight Sweet 16 berth. 2004-05 (Sophomore) -- Played 13 games ... Started the season opener vs. Seattle Pacific (Nov. 29), his first collegiate starting assignment ... Played a career-high 28 minutes versus SPU ... Tallied 10 points vs. Sacred Heart (Dec. 22), hitting all four of his shots from the field with two 3-pointers ... Also hit two 3-pointers against Eastern Washington (Dec. 5) ... Played the first two NCAA Tournament games, against Montana (Mar. 17) and Pacific (Nov. 19) ... Hit a trey in NCAA first-round game against Montana (Mar. 17) ... Helped the Huskies to a 29-6 record, tying the school single-season victory record ... UW won its first Pac-10 Conference Tournament championship and received a No. 1 seed to the NCAA Touranment ... The Huskies advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1998. 2003-04 (Freshman) -- Played seven games, including four Pac-10 contests ... Saw game action against conference foes USC (Jan. 8), Arizona State (Feb. 28), California (Mar. 4) and Stanford (Mar. 6) ... Hit 4-of-8 shots from the field ... Made two 3-pointers against Columbia (Dec. 30) ... Helped the Huskies to a 19-12 record and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1999 ... The 12-6 Pac-10 record and second-place conference finish were UW's best since 1986.
Mercer Island High School (Mercer Island, Wash.)
Averaged 14.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a senior in 2003, helping the team to a third-place finish in the KingCo 3A tournament ... The Islanders lost in the semifinals to the eventual state champion Rainier Beach ... Named to the 2002 and 2003 Class 3A all-state tournament teams ... Amassed 466 points his junior year to lead the KingCo Conference ... Named to the King County Journal's All-Eastside team in 2002 and 2003 ... Named to the first-team All-KingCo 3A squad his final two years ... Played for legendary Mercer Island coach Ed Pepple ... Mercer Island won the league title his sophomore and junior seasons ... Averaged 17.1 points per game as a junior and 10.7 his sophomore season ... Also lettered in football and track & field.
Coach Romar on Brandon Burmeister
"This is his fourth year with the program, so Brandon knows our system as well as anyone. He has the ability, as he has shown, to come in during any situation and give us a lift. Hopefully he can do that again this year. Brandon is a very good shooter who really understands the game."
Burmeister news and features:
Q & A with Brandon Burmeister - Gohuskies.com (Nov. 2, 2005)