Burton dunking the ball in the 2017 NCAA Tournament
|No. 30 – Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Born||January 31, 1994|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Harold S. Vincent|
|NBA draft||2017 / Undrafted|
|2017–2018||Wonju DB Promy|
|2018–present||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2018–2019||→Oklahoma City Blue|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Deonte Burton (born January 31, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played for Wonju DB Promy of the Korean Basketball League. He played college basketball for the Marquette Golden Eagles and the Iowa State Cyclones.
- 1 Early life and high school career
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Early life and high school career
Deonte was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Charles Burton and the late Barbara Malone. He has five brothers, Demario Burton, Omar Burton, Charles Grafton, Prentiss Grafton and Keylow Rogers and one sister Nicole Grafton.
After his freshman year at Harold S. Vincent, an. When Deonte's mother was diagnosed with cancer he transferred back to Vincent to be close to family. After being recruited by Memphis, Rutgers, and others, Burton ultimately accepted a scholarship from Marquette to again stay close to home.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Milwaukee, WI||Centennial High School (Compton, CA) Vincent High School (WI)||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||228 lb (103 kg)||Sep 2, 2011|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN: ESPN grade: 88|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Rivals: 52 11 (F) ESPN: 39, 2 (WI), 9 (F)|
As a freshman Burton was a rotation player off the bench. He averaged 6.9 points per game while earning a spot on the Big East All-Rookie team. He scored a season high 23 points against Xavier and scored in double figures in 13 games during the season.
Burton only played in eight games at Marquette before deciding to transfer. During that time, he averaged 6.4 points and 40% from beyond the three-point arc. He transferred to Iowa State mid-season.
After transferring mid-season, Burton had to sit out the first half of the 2015–16 season becoming eligible on December 19. During his 26 games and seven starts, Burton had an up and down season. He averaged 9.7 points and 3.9 rebounds and was able to secure 24 steals and 16 blocks. He was also named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. At the conclusion of the season Burton entered the NBA Draft for evaluation but ultimately withdrew his name.
Burton's breakout season was his senior season. He started all 35 games for the Cyclones en route to averaging 15.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. His 60 steals tie for 16th most by a Cyclone in a single season. He scored a career high 31 points against Oklahoma. Burton scored 29 and hit a career best 7-9 three-pointers in a win at Kansas. At the conclusion of the season He was named to the Second-team All-Big 12. After the season he participated in the NABC's Reese's College All-Star game and the Portsmouth Invitational.
Wonju DB Promy (2017–2018)
Oklahoma City Thunder/Blue (2018–present)
On March 10, 2019, Burton was signed to a standard NBA contract.
- "Deonte Burton - 2016-17 Basketball (M) Roster - Iowa State Athletics". www.cyclones.com.
- Fischer, Jake. "Pink, Poetry and Power: Deonte Burton's NBA journey".
- "Deonte Burton beginning to feel at home with MU".
- "Deonte Burton College Stats - College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com.
- "Deonte Burton Explains Why He Transferred". www.muscoop.com.
- "Sources: Burton transferring to Iowa State".
- "Deonte Burton's Iowa State debut 'bittersweet'".
- "Iowa State's Deonte Burton Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year".
- "Cyclone Deonte Burton Withdraws Name from NBA Draft". 4 May 2016.
- "In double OT, Iowa State breaks recent losing run at Oklahoma".
- "College basketball: Iowa State upsets No. 3 Kansas at home, snaps 54-game streak". 4 February 2017.
- "2017 All-Big 12 Baseball Teams and Awards Announced".
- "East Runs Past West in Reese's College All-Star Game". 31 March 2017.
- "Home - Portsmouth Invitational Tournament". Home - Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.
- "Deonte Burton Signs With Timberwolves, Could Play in Des Moines Next Season". 23 June 2017.
- "Keith Smith on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
- "Thunder Signs Deonte Burton to NBA Contract". NBA.com. March 10, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2019.