Stampede sign former NBA player Kevin Burleson

Stampede sign former NBA player Kevin Burleson
BOISE - The Idaho Stampede announced the signing of former NBA player Kevin Burleson on Thursday.

Burleson was acquired in a trade with the Iowa Energy for Demetris Nichols. Nichols had not played in a Stampede game this season.

Kevin Burleson is a Seattle native who was a college standout at the University of Minnesota. Burleson played in the Orlando summer league and overseas in Germany before being signed by the Charlotte Bobcats in 2005. He played in 39 games with the Bobcats, averaging 1.8 points and 1.5 assists per game.

Burleson was released by Charlotte and signed with Fort Wayne in the NBADL in 2006. He then travelled overseas and played in the Turkish league in 2007-2008.

Kevin Burleson is the older brother of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Nate Burleson, and two other athletically inclined brothers - Al Junior played collegiate football at the University of Washington under Rick Neuheisal and Lyndale played basketball at the University of Nevada. Father Al Senior spent seven years in pro football, mostly in the CFL.

The Seattle P-I newspaper once called the Burelsons the "Seattle's first family of sport."