The most decorated basketball recruit ever to attend San Diego State, Burns was ranked as one of the 20 best high school prospects by five major recruiting publications... He is the first McDonald’s All-American to enroll at San Diego State and the eighth such player to be inked by head coach Steve Fisher.
Averaged 22.7 points and 10.5 rebounds as a senior for coach Harvey Kitani while leading Fairfax to the Los Angeles city finals... In addition to earning prep All-American honors, he was a third-team Parade All-America selection, all-state selection, Los Angeles Times Central City Player of the Year and was nominated for California Mr. Basketball... Participated in the McDonald’s High School All-American game at Madison Square Garden in New York City (4-4-02) and the Jordan Capital Classic at the MCI Center in Washington D.C. (4-11-02)... Started for the West squad in the McDonald’s game, scoring 11 points in the contest... Entering his senior campaign, Burns was named a third-team All-American and first-team Los Angeles All-Metro by Street & Smith’s, the number three small forward in the nation by Athlon, the number 10 player in the country by Basketball News, the number 11 player nationally by Hoop Scoop, 12th-ranked player nationally by Lindy’s, the 13th-ranked player by theInsider.com, the 14th-rated player by The Sporting News and the 17th-top prospect by All-Star Report... As a junior in 2000-01, Burns averaged 23.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.1 blocked shots a game.
Full name is Evan McKilely-Faucher Burns... Born April 10, 1984, in Inglewood, Calif... High school teammate Craig Smith is a freshman on the basketball team at Boston College... Sister, Nicole, is a rhythm and blues singer who is currently entertaining offers from record companies... Wears his game shorts from the McDonald’s All-America game underneath his game shorts for good luck.