Born August 13, 1939 Ed Burton played in the NBA mainly as a Forward during their playing career, season(s): 1962-1965. Edward Burton was an American basketball player from Muskegon Heights, Michigan. In 2016, he was voted the best high school basketball player to come out of Muskegon County. He played collegiately for Michigan State University. He played for the New York Knicks and St. Louis Hawks in the NBA for 15 games.