Marquette Receives Commitment from Milwaukee Native Deonte Burton

Christopher ChavezAnalyst IISeptember 3, 2011

The Marquette Golden Eagles made it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament last year and Buzz Williams continues to reel in prospects that could help get the team even deeper into the tournament each year.

The latest prospect to hop on board Buzz William's team comes from the Class of 2013. According to Wisconsin Sports Network, Deonte Burton has committed to Marquette after an unofficial visit two days before he came to his decision. 

The small forward is currently ranked 36th in ESPN's Top 100 Rankings for the Class of 2013 and the only competition for Burton's services was the University of Illinois. Marquette played the close to home card and won. Burton is from Milwaukee, but attends Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. 

Burton stands tall at 6'4" and uses his size to his advantage when it comes to driving to the basket. 228 pounds of muscle coming at the defense at full force seems like a scary thought. He's a big player and will score most of his points closer to the rim. If can improve his jumper, he might find himself in the Top 20 on the list. 

Vander Blue will be a senior when he arrives and Todd Mayo will be a junior. If those two players stick around, they could serve as mentors for Burton until he takes over. 

There is still time left on the calendar until Burton to Marquette is made official. As a rising junior in high school, he is not allowed to sign his National Letter of Intent until November of next fall. 

Burton seems to be excited to join the Golden Eagles family as he tweeted, "When u hear Milwaukee you gone think of me!"

Take a look at his athleticism in the Terry Porter AAU Tournament.