Marquette transfer Deonte Burton commits to ISU

DES confirmed Saturday night via a source that Marquette transfer Deonte Burton has committed to ISU.

 The 6-4, 240-pound combo was in Ames Friday and attended the 83-54 win over Drake at Wells Fargo Arena. He was a four-star recruit out of high school and last season earned Big East all-rookie team honors while averaging 6.9 points and 2.2 rebounds for the Golden Eagles.

 Burton had planned a visit to UCLA, but apparently decided that trip was unnecessary.

 Burton’s situation would likely mirror that of fellow Marquette transfer Jameel McKay — who paid his own way after chosing to transfer to ISU last November.

 McKay was not granted a waiver to play at the beginning of this season for the Cyclones, so made his debut tonight (eight points, five rebounds).

 Burton’s remaining eligibility will also hinge on a waiver. 


Rob Gray


Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers. He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago. Rob specializes in feature stories for CF.