Burton continues to make strides

Joe Burton is someone who is scoring the basketball at a high level and college coaches are showing more and more attention.

Four-star wing Joe Burton was one of the top scorers in the entire country during the spring. Things didn't slow down for Burton at the adidas Invitational. He paced the Houston Defenders and continued to show his ability to put the ball in the basket.

At 6-foot-5 with good strength and a good looking jumper, Burton has always had the talent, but this spring and summer he has taken his game to a new level.

"I'm just ready to show how much skill I have and get seen more by college coaches," said Burton. "I just really want to show everybody what I can do."

According to Burton his improvement is a credit to simply working hard.

"I just got in the gym," Burton explained. "I realized what I had to do, and when I had to do it. I worked out 3-4 times a day and just got ready."

When it comes to his recruitment, several schools are showing Burton significant attention.

"Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Missouri are all talking to me," said Burton. "I am hoping to visit all of those schools."

In terms of a timeline for his decision, Burton has a pretty good idea of when a decision will happen.

"I would hope to make my decision in the fall, or maybe during my senior basketball season," said Burton.

For one school to get his commitment, Burton says he will have to like everything about the place.

"I am looking for good coaches and a great atmosphere," explained Burton. "I just want to go to a place that makes me feel at home."

Currently Burton is seen as the No. 74 player overall in the class of 2014 and the No. 20 small forward.


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