Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Deonte Burton, a 6-foot-4, 236-pound small forward originally from Milwaukee, verbally pledged to Marquette Friday.
“I picked Marquette because it felt like the perfect place for me and as soon as I stepped foot on campus, I felt Marquette was the place for me,” Burton said by text. “Then Buzz [Williams] is the perfect coach for me and I feel he will push me to limits I didn’t know was possible.”
Now at Brewster (N.H.) Academy, Burton is the Rivals No. 8 small forward in the Class of 2013.
The commitment was first reported by NY2LASports.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.