College: Iowa State
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
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
Very good defensive player that can get steals and blocks
Powerful, built like a linebacker
Great size to play either backcourt position
Has long arms
Below average free throw shooter
Can miss shots wildly around the basket
Does not draw many free throws
Can have lapses defensively
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.