Monday was a huge night for two former Cyclones in the NBA

A couple of former Cyclones had banner nights in the NBA on Monday.

We’ll start in Oklahoma City where two-way player Deonte Burton easily posted his best game as a professional. The second-year former Cyclone scored 18 points in 26 minutes for the Thunder in a 120-111 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Burton was 7-for-9 in the game while going 3-for-5 from 3-point range. He also had three blocked shots in the win.

Burton’s previous career-high occurred in November with 11 points in a win over Charlotte.

Off to Denver we go where Monte Morris – who’s been on quite the tear as of late – had one of the best games of his professional career in a 103-87 victory over Miami.

Morris, who was 5-for-5 from the field in the first quarter, ended the night with 17 points, seven assists and zero turnovers in 27 minutes of action.

Morris has scored in double figures in 12 of his last 14 games.

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.