RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada senior guard Deonte Burton has been named to the CollegeSportsMadness.com preseason Mountain West basketball first-team. Burton a four-year starter returns for his senior season this year.
The Los Angeles native averaged 16.3 points per game last season and 14.9 points during his career. Burton earned third-team All-MW honors last season. He was the 2011 Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and 2012 WAC player of the year. This past summer Burton earned a tryout with USA Basketball.
Burton has started all 98 games of his career for the Wolf Pack and ranks 10th in school history with 1,459 points. He is eighth with 121 steals and ninth with 373 assists going into his senior campaign.
The Pack started practice last Friday and hosts Montana Tech in an exhibition contest on Nov. 4. The regular season gets underway on Nov. 8 at home with Pacific.