Deonte Burton signs with the Minnesota Timberwolves

This is a really cool developing story. Former Cyclone Deonte Burton has signed on to play summer league ball with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Guys, the Timberwolves NBA “G-League” affiliate is in Des Moines. Who knows if Deonte will stick, but there is at least a decent chance that he will be playing professional basketball in central Iowa next season!

Burton averaged 15.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game as a senior at Iowa State.

The NBA’s Summer League begins on July 1 and ends July 17.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.