Nevada Team leader who returns for his final season ... Was 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 ... Has started all 98 games at point guard during his Wolf Pack career and looks to extend the streak in his senior year ... Enters his final season 10th in career scoring with 1,459 points and a career scoring average of 14.9 points per game ... Could leave Nevada second in career scoring if he equals his average over the first three seasons ... Needs to make 91 free throws to become the Pack's career leader and has averaged 152 in his previous three seasons ... Currently ninth in career assists (373), third in free throws attempted (605) and eighth in three-pointers made (135) going into his final season.
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 ... 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 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.