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Hoiberg lands another top transfer recruit


This news story was published on December 23, 2014.
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Deonte Burton

Deonte Burton

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg has announced the addition of Marquette transfer Deonte Burton to the roster.

Burton, a consensus top-100 recruit out of high school, will attend Iowa State starting in January and sit out until the end of the first semester in 2015-16. Burton, who signed a financial aid agreement, will have one and a half seasons to play for the Cyclones when he becomes eligible next December.

A strong and athletic 6-4 wing, Burton was named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie team in 2013-14. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin, native averaged 6.9 points and posted a team-high 35 steals as a freshman. This season, Burton averaged 6.4 points and shooting 47.2 percent from the field in eight games. Off the court, Burton was recognized with Marquette’s Academic Excellence Award for his efforts in the classroom.

Coach Fred Hoiberg

Coach Fred Hoiberg

“We are excited to add Deonte to our program,” Hoiberg said. “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 played his high school ball at Vincent High School in Milwaukee, the same high school as former Cyclone standout Diante Garrett. Burton was ranked as high as 39th by ESPN.com.

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