Burns follows former teammate and 6'11 forward Fabio Ribero who signed with ULM back in April, to the campus.
Burns is originally from Wichita Falls Texas where we was a standout prep athlete. Burns averaged 13pts, 10 rebounds, and four blocks a game his senior season.
At New Mexico Burns was fifth in the conference averaging 8.3 rebounds a game. Rory finished the 08-09 season with a 9.3 average, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game. He shot 63% from the field, and 72% from the free throw line.