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Mark Burton  

Nationality: Japanese
Date of Birth: 1998-01-30

Height: 182 cm / 6'0"
Weight: 74 kg / 163 lbs



  • Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

  • Japanese mother, American father

  • Grew up in Japan and USA 

  • 2017 attended Japan National Team U19 training camp

  • 2018 invited to Jones Cup roster, DNP due to injury

  • Played college at Clark Atlanta and Fayetteville State 

  • After a successful college career, remained in USA for one season due to COVID and played in the regional Pro-Am "Power League"

  • Played his Rookie Season at EarthFriends Tokyo Z (B2)

  • Most fan appearances of all players on the EFTZ team

  • Top 6 scorer in the Powder League 2022 (25.4 PPG)


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Mark is a strong-bodied scoring point guard, who plays with hustle and grit. He is a shot-maker and has the ability to score versus any defender. He can create off the dribble and from beyond the 3pt line. 

Mark is a great ball-handler who plays with his eyes up at all times.

He has an array of moves that allow him to go by his defender and is a good finisher in the paint. Mark is a good pick-n-roll player and has the ability to guard his position.

Mark is a vocal leader who makes other players better. He has an uncanny ability to lift the mood of a team, even when the chips are down. He has high basketball IQ and a strong drive to succeed. Mark is a first in the gym, last man home kind of guy. 

Off the court, Mark is a confident public speaker and is very popular with fans. Mark speaks fluent English and conversational Japanese. 

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Summer 2022: Powder League (starting 5): 25.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 3.2apg, 1stl, 46.2% FG%, 40% 3P%, 75FT% 


2021-2022: EarthFriends Tokyo Z (B2, starting five): 

49 games: 6.0ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.3apg, 0.7stl, FGP: 42.8%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 52.0%

2020-2021: Powder League. Season reduced due to COVID-19. No formal stats

2019-2020: Fayetteville State University (NCAA2, starting five): 23 games: 9.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 38.8%, FT: 82.4%

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