Deonte Burton

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 245
College: Iowa State
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 1/31/1994

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Excels at scoring on the move

Good scorer off the dribble

Adequate shooter from all over the floor

Decent low post scorer

Will set screens for his teammates

Good rebounder

Very good defensive player that can get steals and blocks

Powerful, built like a linebacker

Gifted athlete

Great size to play either backcourt position

Has long arms

 
Cons:

Streaky shooter

Below average free throw shooter

Can miss shots wildly around the basket

Does not draw many free throws

Can have lapses defensively

Late bloomer

Summary:

Deonte Burton is a strong, physically built combo guard that can score in many different ways.  He can get scores off the dribble, in the post, and he is an active finisher around the basket.

Plus, he also rebounds the ball well, and he is a good shot blocker for a player his size.  However, he will need to show teams that he can be a reliable shooter consistently, as he does not take many long range jumpers from beyond the arc.

Right now, Burton could be an intriguing option for teams to take in the second round portion of the 2017 NBA Draft.  He will need to find a way to consistently stay on the floor first, but if he does, he could end up being a solid role player in this league.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Games Scouted:

11/27/16 Iowa State vs. Gonzaga

1/11/17 Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State

1/16/17 Iowa State vs. Kansas

2/7/17 Iowa State vs. Texas

2/28/17 Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State

3/16/17 Iowa State vs. Nevada

3/31/17 Reese’s College All-Star Game

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