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Deonte Burton signs to play in Korean Basketball League

Former Iowa State forward Deonte Burton has signed to play next season in the Korean Basketball League, according to a report by the Ames Tribune‘s Travis Hines.

I honestly have no clue which of the league’s 10 teams Burton will be playing for in 2017-18. I can tell you he was taken with the sixth pick in the league’s draft, but, and this may come as a surprise, information on the Korean Basketball League isn’t exactly readily available on the internet.

Nonetheless, if Burton can be suiting up for the Busan KT Sonicboom, Goyang Orion Orions (because one Orion just isn’t enough) or Incheon ET Land Elephants it will be amazing. Props to Deonte for finding a home at the next level and here’s to hoping his thunderous dunks are what puts Korean basketball on the map.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.