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24 - Deonte Burton

Nevada 

  • Birthday: 7/26/91
  • NBA Position: PG/SG
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-1
  • Wt: 193
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • High School: Compton Centenial
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9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Overall

88

2014
Mock:  57

NBA Comparison: Troy Bell

Strengths: Strong, aggressive point guard with a knack for getting to the rim and finishing … Explosive athlete who routinely delivers highlight-reel dunks … Great scorer in transition … Good ball-handler and shot creator … Good perimeter defender thanks to his wingspan (6'6") and lateral quickness … High-motor player who always comes to play … Excellent at drawing fouls, drawing nearly 7 attempts from the line per game … Great body control makes him an even better finisher at the rim … Fairly quick first step … With his length, strength, and athleticism, he plays much bigger than his size … Displays solid control when he's on the floor with the ball in his hands … Can dribble with either hand and drive in either direction … Quick hands, averaged 1.5 SPG … Solid outside shooter, especially on the catch-and-shoot. Though he shot just 31% from behind the arc this season … Great endurance and physical fitness. Burton averages over 38.5 minutes per game ... This could make him a great energy guy off the bench … Has improved his shooting percentages dramatically each of the past two years, indicating an improved shot and better shot selection ... Also improved his A/TO ratio considerably as a senior ...

Weaknesses: Has point guard size, but he's not a great distributor ... Only averages 4.5 assists per 40 minutes ... Some of this is due to a lack of talent around him, but he often dribbles with no intent of finding open teammates …Another red flag is the lack of success Nevada had in his time there ... Nevada had a losing record in three out of Burton's four seasons, including his junior and senior year … His shooting isn't always consistent and part of this is due to iffy shot selection … Has unorthodox shooting mechanics and has a long shot release … Upside? Will be nearly 23 come draft time, much older than many of his draft class peers ...

Notes: Measured 6'1 (in shoes) 185 lbs, with a 6'6 wingspan at the 2012 Deron Williams Skills Academy…First team All-Mountain West selection this year…

Overall: Burton is a great scorer with NBA-level athleticism, wingspan, and strength. He has a scorer's mentality and won't be intimidated at the next level. He seems like he could be a shooting guard trapped in a point guard's body, but he could find a role as a great scoring point guard off an NBA bench, if not a starting point guard role. Though his team didn't have much success during his time at Nevada, Burton has the tools to help a team win at the next level.

Jacob Stallard 3/23/14

June 7, 2014

January 17, 2010

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