Burrell played college basketball at UNC Greensboro, from 2001 to 2005, with the UNC Greensboro Spartans. He played under the team’s head coach at that time, Fran McCaffery. During his college career, he was an All-Southern Conference Team selection in 2004 and 2005.
Burrell played with the WBA‘s Gainesville Knights, in 2005. Burrell then moved to Europe, and signed with the French club Levallois SCB for the 2005–06 season. The following season, he signed with RheinEnergie Koln, where he won the German Cup. He played in the NBA Summer League with the Seattle SuperSonics‘s summer league squad for two summers. After that, he played with the German club Telekom Baskets Bonn, and the Polish club Asseco Prokom Sopot/Gdynia. With Gydnia, he also won three Polish League championships. Burrell played in 55 EuroLeague games, and he made it to the EuroLeague’s quarterfinals in the 2009–10 season.
In 2011, he signed a contract with the German club EWE Baskets Oldenburg. In July 2013, he signed with the German club BBC Bayreuth. In September 2015, he signed a contract with the French club Orchies. He signed with the French club Lille Métropole, in February 2016. Burrell retired from playing pro club basketball in April 2016, due to an injury.