Just days after committing to the Iowa State basketball program, former Marquette guard Deonte Burton has officially signed with the Cyclones.
Ames Tribune writer Travis Hines reported the news that Burton signed the financial aid agreement and picked up a quote from head coach Fred Hoiberg.
"The Cyclones announced Tuesday that the Marquette transfer had signed a financial aid agreement and will join the team when enrolling in the spring semester at ISU.“We are excited to add Deonte to our program,” ISU coach Fred Hoiberg said in a statement released by the school. “Deonte is an elite athlete and a great student as well. He’s got the ability to stretch the defense and knock down shots on the perimeter. He’ll be a good fit for our program and what we like to do offensively.”"
Burton is now the second player to be at Marquette and transfer to the Cyclones in the same number of years. Jameel McKay made the move last year and made his debut against Drake last Saturday.
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McKay tried to appeal having to wait until the end of the fall semester to play, but the NCAA denied his appeal. It won’t be the same situation with Burton, who’s played in eight games this season. He was averaging 16.1 minutes and 6.4 points per per game.
Burton’s last game came against Wisconsin where he made one 3-pointer in 11 minutes. The Golden Eagles ended up losing the game 49-38. The guard will be eligible to play at the end of the fall semester next season and will have one and a half years of eligibility left.
For more on Burton, check out our reaction to his commitment over the weekend.