Burton Enjoyed Team USA Tryout Experience


Deonte Burton on his USA Basketball tryout;  "It was a great experience and very humbling to be there and be noticed as one of the top point guards in college basketball.   I gained a lot of experience and got to test my own game against the Big 10 and Big East players and see how my game is different from those players.  It was not much different and it gave me confidence for my senior season.  It could have gone my way and I made the team and represented my country but I have a job to do here at Nevada."

A third-team Mountain West selection Burton averaged 16.3 points per game to rank second on the team and fifth in the conference his junior year.  His 3.61 assists per game led the team and were sixth in the MW.  The 6-1 point guard also ranked sixth in field goal percentage (44.9 %), fifth in steals (1.35 spg), fifth in assist to turnover ratio (1.53) and third in minutes played (34.1 mpg) in the conference.

Burton ranks 10th on Nevada's career scoring list with 1,459 points.  His 121 steals is eighth and 373 assists is ninth all-time at Nevada.

In his first season at Nevada he was named the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and earned Player of the Year honors as a sophomore after helping the Wolf Pack to a conference title.  His sophomore year he was named to the AP honorable mention squad.

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