NBA projection: Most analysts see Burton as an early- to mid second-round pick.
Burton earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors after finishing second in the league and 26th nationally in scoring. Only two players in the country -- Providence’s Bryce Cotton (39.6) and Canisius’ Billy Baron (38.6) -- averaged more minutes per game than Burton.
Key statistics: 20.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.0 tpg, 38.4 mpg, .471 FG, .314 3PT, .742 FT
Cool statistic: Burton made 55 percent of his two-point attempts in 2013-14.
Reminds me of: Troy Bell
What Insiders Say
Nevada coach David Carter
“He's been a true leader. He's really raised the bar for our program in terms of work ethic. His competitiveness, competing, I always knew what I was going to get from him. That's a special player when you know he's going to come to battle for you. He's been special. I think he's had a great impact on our program.”
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Nevada's Deonte Burton also has supporters, with his ability to score (as evidenced here). His athletic ability was always there, but he became a better floor general as a senior, winning Mountain West Conference Player of the Year honors for the second time. NBA teams, scouts say, now view Burton as more trustworthy and capable of running a pro team. More>>