Mar 18, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Deonte Burton (30) dunks the ball during the second half of the game against the Purdue Boilermakers in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
There will be a significant Cyclone flavor to the Minnesota contingent at next week’s NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Former Cyclones Deonte Burton, Marial Shayok and George Conditt IV are all listed on the Minnesota Timberwolves Summer League roster announced on Thursday.
Burton, who played at Iowa State from 2015-17, spent two full seasons in the NBA, appearing in 71 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder across two seasons from 2018-20. Those years followed an Iowa State career in which the Milwaukee native earned third-team All-Big 12 honors as a senior in 2016-17 and was a member of the Big 12’s All-Tournament team that season.
Shayok was one of the best players in all of college basketball during his one season as a Cyclone, earning first-team All-Big 12 honors along with Big 12 Tournament MVP in 2019. He appeared in four games as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019-20, but has failed to find a sticking point in the league since then.
Conditt is by far the youngest of the trio, having just completed his college career this past season by helping Iowa State reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2016. The Chicago native has spent the last several months playing professionally in Puerto Rico, where he is also a member of their national team.
The Timberwolves will start their Summer League journey next Friday, July 8, when they take on the Denver Nuggets at 8 p.m. on NBATV.