Nevada Started all 130 games in his four seasons and is just the second player in school history to score over 2,000 points ... Finished his career ranked second in Nevada history with 2,102 points ... Senior honors include; first-team All-MW, first-team NABC District 17, first-team USBWA District VIII, J.E. "Doc" Martie Award (Nevada's senior male Athlete of the Year), team MVP, Nevada Rock Award recipient, Nov. 17, Jan. 13 and Mar. 10 MW Player of the Week, Preseason All-MW media selection, 21st best guard by CBSSports.com, 71st best player in college hoops by CBSSports.com, Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitation All-Tournament team ... One of 29 players collegiate basketball players that received an invitation from USA Basketball this past summer to compete for a spot on the roster for the 2013 USA Basketball Men's World University Games but did not earn a spot on the 12-man roster ... Ended his career ranked in the top five in nine categories at Nevada ... During his career led the Pack in scoring 66 times, scored over 20 points 41 times which includes three games of 30 or more points ... In 130 games had 103 double figure scoring contests.
2013-14: Earned first-team All-MW, USBWA District VIII and USBWA District VIII honors ... His 4.9 assists per game in MW play led the conference ... Matched his jersey number on senior night scoring a game-high 24 points to lead the Pack to a 76-72 victory over UNLV ... In the UNLV game posted his third career double-double with 24 points and tied his career-high with 11 assists and added a team-high eight rebounds in 37 minutes ... Named MW Player of the Week for the third time this season on Mar. 10 averaging after averaging 24.5 points, 9.5 assists, seven rebounds and one block per game as Nevada posted a 2-0 record ... Nov. 17 MW Player of the Week when he averaged 26.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.5 spg and hit the game winning shot at Cal Poly ... Jan. 12 MW player of the Week when he averaged 21.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.0 apg and led the Pack to a victory at intrastate rival UNLV scoring 29 points ... Scored a team-high 25 points, had eight assists and played all 50 minutes, a career high in the Pack's 83-81 double overtime win at Boise State ... Earned the top spot on SportsCenter's top 10 Plays of the Day with his dunk in the second half at BSU which is his second appearance of the season as his dunk off a pass from Marqueze Coleman in the UNLV road game was #2 in SportsCenter's top 10 Plays of the Day ... Led the team in scoring 24 times, scored over 20 points 16 times which includes two games of 30 or more points and reached double figures in 31-of-32 games ... Scored a game-high 21 points at Air Force and became the second player in school history to score 2,000 points behind Nick Fazekas' (2007-10) 2,464 and ended his career with 2,102 ... Second in the MW and 26th in NCAA I averaging 20.1 points per game ... Ill and traveled to New Mexico the morning of the game but still managed to score 12 points and dished out eight assists ... In conference play was third scoring 18.2 points per game ... Made a career-high five 3-pointers at Wyoming playing 33 minutes before fouling out ... Scored a career-high 32 points in Nevada's 96-86 double overtime victory at Fresno State ... The 14 field goals made at FS and 12 at UNLV were the top two games in MW play ... The 32 points was the top performance in MW play ... Third 30 plus point game of his career ... Previous high was 31 points which he scored at USF this season and vs. Washington his sophomore year ... Led the MW and ranked third nationally averaging 38.6 minutes per game ... Scored a season-low and did not reach double figures for the only time finishing with seven points in the Pack's home game vs. Boise State ... Scored a game-high 29 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists in a season-low 32 minutes in leading the Pack to a 74-71 victory at UNLV ... With Nevada trailing Wyoming 58-57 at home he drove the lane and hit the shot to put the Pack up 59-58 with 32 seconds to play as they went on to win 61-58 ... Three-pointer at the buzzer vs. Chattanooga gave the Pack the 83-81 victory ... In his 100th career start, Mr. Clutch did it once again down the stretch at Cal Poly with the Pack down 59-58 and 11 seconds to play he drove the lane scored the bucket and was fouled with 6.6 seconds on the clock ... After making the free throw to put the Pack on top 60-58 he stole the ball to clinch the victory ... Posted game-highs 15 times with 23 vs. Pacific, 22 at Cal Poly, 24 at CSU Bakersfield, 28 vs. Chattanooga, 19 vs. Morehead State, 26 at Cal, 18 at SJSU, 16 vs. Wyoming, 29 at UNLV, 32 at FS, 25 at Wyoming, 23 at USU, 21 at Air Force , 25 vs. UNLV and 22 vs. BSU ... Lettered for the fourth time.
MW Rankings: points (20.1,2nd), field goal % (47.1,6th), assists (4.4,2nd), steals (1.5,T3rd), minutes played (38.6,1st) and assist/turnover ratio (2.2,5th).
2012-13: Playing in the Mountain West for the first time he was named to the All-MW third team ... Started all 31 games and was second on the team and fifth in the MW averaging 16.3 points per game ... Team co-MVP and co-best defender ... Topped the team averaging 3.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 34.1 minutes per game ... Posted a game high in points 11 times which tied teammate Malik Story for tops on the team ... Fifth in steals (1.35), sixth in assists (3.61), fifth in assists to turnover ratio (1.53) and third in minutes played (34.10) in the MW ... Led the Pack in scoring a team-high 18 times ... Scored in double figures 26 times including career-high 15-game stretch ... Totaled 20 or more points in a game a team-high 10 times including a season-best 29 in a 76-73 road victory at Washington and had a career-high six steals against the Huskies ... Posted his second career double-double at San Diego State with 12 points and 10 assists ... Twice in the same week made SportsCenters top 10 with his dunk at UNLV (1/29) ranking second that night and block at #20 New Mexico (2/2) was 10th ... Made a career-high 11 field goals at Colorado State ... Scored over 20 points in the first three MW games and five times in conference play, topped the Pack with 21 at Air Force, posted a game-high 23 vs. #25 Wyoming, totaled 22 at Fresno State in his first three MW games then posted a game-high 22 at home vs. Air Force and a game-high 27 at CSU ... In MW played led the conference averaging 37.7 minutes per game and ranked sixth in scoring (16.1), sixth in field goal percentage (44.3), fourth in assists (4.0) and sixth in assist to turnover ratio (1.52) ... Tied his then career-high with four three-pointers in the Pack's first MW game at Air Force ... Scored in double figures in 26-of-31 games ... Named MW Co-Player of the Week after averaging 17.3 points in leading the Pack to a 3-0 record and World Vision Classic title ... Three times made game-winning shots; scored the final five points vs. Cal State Fullerton to win the game 80-77, hit a game winning 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play vs. Green Bay and made a jump shot with 3 seconds to play to defeat UC Davis 84-83 ... Three-pointer against Green Bay gave him exactly 1,000 career points ... Earned third basketball letter
2011-12: A breakout season had him earn numerous honors including; WAC Player of the Year, honorable mention AP All-America, first-team NABC District 6, first-team All-WAC, preseason coaches' WAC Player of the Year, WAC media preseason team, team's Rock Award co-recipient and team MVP ... Led the team and ranked fifth in the WAC averaging 14.8 points per game starting all 35 games ... Third on the team with 24 double figure scoring games ... In 13 road games averaged 19.5 points, shot 44.9 percent from the field, 43.5 percent from behind the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line ... Nine times scored 20 or more points to top the team and produced the Pack's only 30-point game finishing with 31 in Nevada's 76-73 overtime victory over Washington (12/2/11) ... In the UW game he hit a three-pointer with 4.3 seconds to play to send the game into overtime and scored 19-of-22 points in one stretch of the second half from 5:54 to play with his final point coming with one minute left in overtime ... In overtime of the UW game he scored eight of the Pack's 10 points and assisted on the other two ... In 11 games either scored or tied for game-high honors in points which led the team ... Named WAC Player of the Week three times; Nov. 28-Dec. 3 when he scored 31 points in the Pack's overtime victory over Washington, Dec. 5-11 after averaging 24.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, shot 47.8 percent and 54.5 percent from the field and Jan. 2-8 when he averaged 25.5 points, three rebounds, 5.5 assists, shot 59.4 percent and 46.7 percent from behind the arc ... In the WAC ranked in the top 10 in seven categories and in conference only play also ranked in the top 10 in seven categories ... Received second basketball letter.
2010-11: Named WAC Freshman of the Year, to the WAC honorable mention squad and the WAC Newcomer team ... Fourth Pack player to earn WAC Freshman of the Year honors ... Shared the team's Rock Award with Dario Hunt, the award is annually presented to the player who represents the identity and foundation of the team as chosen by the coaches and team ... Started all 32 games and led the team averaging 3.5 assists per game and was second in scoring at 13.7 points per game ... Topped the Pack in WAC play scoring 15.8 points per contest ... Shot 74.6 percent from the free throw line which was tops among the regulars ... Averaged a team-high 4.3 free throws made and 5.8 attempted ... Among all WAC freshmen led the conference in scoring (13.7 ppg), assists (3.5 apg) and field-goal percentage (42.2 %) ... In WAC-only games led the conference freshman in the same categories averaging 15.8 ppg, 3.4 apg, shot 48.7% and topped freshmen in 3-point field goal percentage making 45.5 percent of his attempts ... Ranked in the top 15 in five categories in the WAC and in conference play ranked in seven ... Scoring in double figures 24 times was second to Malik Story's 25 ... Six 20-point contests tied Dario Hunt for tops on the squad ... Posted a double-double in just his third collegiate game with 10 points and 11 assists vs. Pepperdine in a Dick's Sporting Goods Preseason NIT game played at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion ... Eleven assists were tied for the high for an individual in the WAC ... Ten times led Nevada in scoring, which was second to Hunt's 12 and once led the Pack in rebounding ... Had a stretch of three consecutive 20-point games with 23 at Idaho (1/12/11), 20 at Boise State (1/15/11) and 22 in a home contest with New Mexico State (1/20/11) ... Strung together nine consecutive double-figure scoring games and reached the mark in 15-of-16 games during the stretch ... Jan. 17-23 Verizon WAC Player of the Week after averaging 20.0 points, 6.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 3.0 rebounds per game, shot 75.0 percent (15-of-20) from the field and 71.4 percent (5-of-7) from 3-point range ... Season-high 24 points at Louisiana Tech (3/3/11) making eight-of-15 field goals, four-of-five, 3-pointers and four-of-eight free throws ... Scored in all 32 games ... Earned first basketball letter.
High School A 2010 graduate of Compton (Calif.) Centennial High School ... Won the John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year award following his senior year ... Named CIF Southern California Division III Player of the Year ... Averaged 21.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game as a senior ... Scored more than 2,000 points during his high school career.
Personal General studies major ... The son of Derek and Loretta Burton ... Has two older brothers, Derek Jr. (33) and Derrion (28), and an older sister, Delisa (26) ... Full name is Deonte Deron Burton.
Mr. Clutch Nevada fans expected Deonte Burton to come through down the stretch as he did throughout his career. At home against Wyoming Burton did it once again scoring the go ahead basket with 32 seconds to play to give the Pack a 59-58 lead over the Cowboys. A Wyoming shot with 4 seconds to go was no good and two free throws by Michael Perez sealed the victory. Burton's second game-winning shot of the season came versus Chattanooga on Nov. 22 as he hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Pack an 83-81 victory over the Mocs. He scored a game-high 28 points. Burton's heroics closed out the game at Cal Poly as he drove the lane and hit the bucket with 6.6 seconds to play to put the Pack up 59-58. He converted the free throw after being fouled and Nevada led 60-58. Burton was not done as he stole the ball and dunked it as the clock expired. The dunk did not count but put a cap on the comeback as Nevada scored the final six points after being down four with 17 seconds to play. His junior season he produced three game-winning shots in front of the home faithful. In the World Vision Classic with Nevada trailing CS Fullerton 77-75 on Nov. 16, he drove the lane, scored and converted the free throw after being fouled to put the Pack up 78-77 with 14 seconds to play. It was not all offensive as he blocked a potential game winning layup at the other end of the court then sealed the victory with two more free throws to give him the last five points in a 80-77 Pack victory. He delivered the next night against Green Bay hitting a game-winning three-pointer from deep behind the arc with 2 seconds on the clock to give the Pack the 71-69 victory over the Phoenix. This coming after GB had just gone ahead 69-68 on a three-pointer. Burton's three-pointer gave him exactly 1,000 career points in the Silver & Blue. Against UC Davis on Nov. 28, 2012 he hit a jumper in the lane with 3 seconds on the clock to give Nevada an 84-83 victory over the Aggies. He finished with a game-high 26 points. It started his sophomore year with a game-tying three-pointer to force overtime versus Washington. A game, the Pack would win 76-73 in overtime as he scored 8-of-10 points in the extra period. The first game-winning shot of his career was a three-pointer as a sophomore with 11 seconds on the clock at home against Utah State giving the Pack a 53-52 victory.