Deonte Burton Commits to Iowa State

Marquette transfer Deonte Burton committed to Iowa State following Saturday's game and his weekend visit

Deonte Burton didn’t take much time in making his decision, committing to Iowa State before he left his weekend official visit.

The 6-foot-4 sophomore transfer from Marquette arrived in Ames on Friday for his official visit and watched the team play Drake at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday before committing before his departure. Burton is expected to enroll next semester at Iowa State and would be eligible next December, much in the same way Jameel McKay became eligible for Saturday’s contest.

How much eligibility Burton has remains uncertain. A source told AllCyclones.com that Burton would have 1 1/2 years to play at Iowa State, although there is some thought he could apply to the NCAA for a waiver that would allow him 2 1/2 seasons.

Burton was averaging 6.4 points per game this season while playing 16.1 minutes per game in nine games before announcing his departure. He was visited last week by an Iowa State assistant and narrowed his choices to Iowa State and UCLA before making his decision Saturday without making a trip to California.

Out of high school, Burton was a four-star prospect and was Scout's No. 44 player in the 2013 Class.


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