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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

CBKB: NV hoops land recruit who had offer from UCLA


Associated Press

RENO, Nev. Nevada's basketball team got some good news on the recruiting trail a day after star sophomore forward Luke Babbitt announced he's following junior guard Armon Johnson off the campus and into the NBA draft.

Deonte Burton, a highly-regarded 6-foot-1 guard from Compton, Calif., signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play for Nevada next year. He also had offers from UCLA and Cincinnati, among others.

Burton was named the CIF Southern California Division III player of the year this past season.

He averaged 21 points, six rebounds and five assists mostly at the shooting guard position, but could end up playing the point at Nevada.

Wolf Pack coach David Carter says Burton is a very talented guard who should have an immediate impact at Nevada.