Freshman Deonte Burton leads Golden Eagles with game-high 23 points
Golden Eagles continue two-game road trip Tuesday at Providence
Golden Eagles look ahead to Saturday's BIG EAST match-up at DePaul
Derrick Wilson leads four MU players in double figures with 14 points
Golden Eagles open BIG EAST play Tuesday at Creighton
Freshmen John Dawson and Deonte Burton talk about the hiring of Marquette men's basketball head coach Steve Wojciechowski on April 1, 2014.
Learn about freshman and Milwaukee native Deonte Burton, one of five newcomers to the Marquette men's basketball team for the 2013-14 season.
2013-14 Season Notes: Recipient of both the Standard of Academic Excellence Award and the Rebounding Effort Award ... Named to BIG EAST All-Rookie Team ... Led all scorers with a career-high 23 points vs. Xavier (March 13) after earning his third career start; nine field goals were also a career high ... Recorded 10 points, including eight in the first half, and five rebounds vs. St. John's (March 8) ... Tallied 10 points in a double-overtime loss at Providence (March 4) ... Scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds in 10 minutes of action vs. Creighton (Feb. 19) ... Notched 11 points for the second straight game in win over Butler (Feb. 4) and added a career-high four steals ... Earned his first collegiate start vs. Providence (Jan. 30) along with fellow freshman Jajuan Johnson and pitched in nine points while matching a career-high with six rebounds, including three offensive boards ... Led the MU bench with 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field (including the first 3-pointer of his career) and perfect 4-of-4 shooting from the charity stripe at Xavier (Jan. 9) ... Tallied three steals and two blocks in just 12 minutes of action vs. DePaul (Jan. 4) ... Scored 13 points vs. Samford (Dec. 28) and added a career-high three blocks, four rebounds, two assists, a pair of steals ... Registered 12 points and matched a career-high with six rebounds vs. Ball State (Dec. 17) while dishing out a season-best three assists in a career-high 26 minutes ... Scored 10 points, including a highlight-reel dunk, on 5-of-8 shooting vs. IUPUI (Dec. 14) and added four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a pair of steals ... Tallied a career-high 15 points in just 16 minutes of action vs. San Diego State (Dec. 1) in the championship game of The Wooden Legacy, including a stretch of nine straight points; shot 6-of-8 from the field and went 3-of-4 from the foul line to go along with two blocked shots and a pair of steals ... Had a game-high three steals at Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 28) ... Picked up a game-high three steals vs. New Hampshire (Nov. 21) ... Knocked down six of his 15 field goal attempts and four of his career-high six rebounds game on the offensive glass vs. Grambling State (Nov. 12), also added an assist, one block and two steals in winning effort ... Made his collegiate debut and scored his first career basket in 10 minutes of action in the season opener vs. Southern (Nov. 8).
High School: Consensus top-100 nationally ranked recruit ... Ranked 39th by ESPN.com, 51st by CBSSports.com, 52nd by Rivals.com and 54th by Scout.com ... named third team all-state by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a senior and first team all-state honoree by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association in 2012-13 ... Also tabbed first team all-conference ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... Averaged 17.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, helping squad to 20-5 overall record and appearance in sectional semifinals ... Began prep career at Milwaukee Vincent as a freshman and returned to the school for his junior campaign in 2011-12 ... Posted season averages of 21.0 points and 1.0 rebounds for a team that finished 17-7 overall and advanced to the regional finals under head coach Marquis Hines ... Played one season at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. ... In 2010-11, averaged 6.0 points per game as a sophomore on a team that finished 33-3 overall and had eight players sign with NCAA Division I programs.
Personal: Born January 31, 1994 in Milwaukee, Wis. ... Son of Barbara and Charles Burton ... Has five brothers (Demario Burton, Omar Burton, Charles Grafton, Prentiss Grafton and Keylow Rogers) and one sister (Nicole Grafton) ... Majoring in communication studies.