DJ Burns Jr. Biography

DJ Burns Jr. is a college basketball player and has taken the college basketball world by storm during this year’s NCAA Tournament. Burns has become a household name as a versatile big man for the NC State Wolfpack.

Early Life of DJ Burns Jr.

DJ Burns Jr. was born on 13th October 2000 and hails from Rock Hill South Carolina. His parents are Dwight Sr. and Takela. He attended Clover Intermediate School. His basketball journey continued at York Preparatory Academy where he showcased his skills.

As a freshman Burns averaged 13 points and 11 rebounds per game and setting the stage for his future success. His sophomore and junior years saw him excel further and earn MVP honors in various tournaments. Burns reclassified from the Class of 2019 to the Class of 2018, demonstrating his commitment to the game.


Burns began his college career at Tennessee in 2018 but later transferred to Winthrop where he made a significant impact. As a sophomore, he averaged 10.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. His junior season was even more impressive earning him the title of Big South Player of the Year. Burns’ journey continued when he transferred to NC State in 2022 where he has been a key player for the Wolfpack. His performance during March Madness has been spectacular averaging 14.7 points and 5.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. His massive frame and playmaking abilities have captured the nation’s attention.

DJ Burns Jr. Biography

Real Name Dwight Keith Burns Jr.
Birth Date October 13, 2000
Age (as of 2024) 23 Years
Residence Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Profession College Basketball Player
College North Carolina University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 9” – in Centimeters – 206 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 125 kg  –  in Pounds – 275 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black


Father Dwight Burns Sr. 
Mother Takela Burns
Sister Nadia Burns

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Who is his girlfriend?

Personal Life

DJ Burns Jr. primary concentration is on his career in basketball. As a student basketball player, he is likely still sorting out his job and building his off-court future. His partner’s not unknown. Becoming a professional basketball player is his aim. Beyond basketball, he is a multi-talented individual. He plays several instruments including the stand-up bass, tuba, piano, and saxophone.

Social Media

DJ Burns Jr. social media following on the internet is continually expanding. His following on social media is expanding and he uses them to communicate with supporters and share his basketball experiences. He has a huge fan following around 57k Instagram followers in Instagram and also he has a Twitter account.

DJ Burns Jr. Net Worth/NIL

DJ Burns Jr. is just starting his basketball career. After turning pro DJ Burns Jr. will make a substantial amount of money. Moreover, he has signed several NIL deals by which he will earn some money. Among men’s college basketball players, Dwight holds the 61st rank. However, only the top four players on this list have an estimated worth exceeding $1 million. 

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