Signee Burnett Leading His Team

Signee Burnett Leading His Team

Peter Ariz
DeAndre Burnett is one of two current signees for Miami’s 2013 basketball class. A 2012 recruit out of Carol City High School in Miami, Burnett went the prep route this season and is currently attending Massanutten Military Academy.

“Everything’s going good, we’re 19-1 right now and number one in the country. I feel like I’ve contributed a lot towards that so it feels good. I’m averaging about 25 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals.”

How would Burnett describe his game for those who haven’t seen him play?

‘I’m a combo guard and playmaker. I can score, defend, and also get the ball to the open man. I can basically do it all.”

Much like Davon Reed in last night’s story, Burnett is not surprised at how the ‘Canes are performing this season.

“I’m not surprised at all because the seniors are stepping up and doing what they’re supposed to do. I feel they can finish top 3 in the ACC and possibly make a Sweet 16 because they have a great mix of bigs, guards that can shoot, and a point guard who can get them the ball.”

The prolific scorer described his relationship with Head Coach Jim Larranaga.

“Me and coach Larranaga talk almost every other day. He gives off a real family vibe and makes me feel like I’ll be in a family environment when I get back home. He makes me feel even more at home even though that is my real home.”

Burnett became a big name later in his high school career, and the hometown Hurricanes were one of the first big-time programs to show interest.

“It made it a no-brainer choice to go there. If your hometown school wants you then why not go there? It’s going to be real special to play in front of family and friends and it’s going to feel like high school all over again so it’s not really any pressure.”

Burnett is already preparing himself for the role he will have on next year’s team.

“I just want to be a playmaker and not shy away from the ball and play my game.”

The Carol City product will be playing in a tournament next week, where fellow Miami signee Davon Reed will be playing in as well.

“I’m looking forward to seeing who I’ll be playing with next season. I’ve heard he has a great work ethic just like me.”

Miami football fans are also interested in Burnett because his brother, Dalvin Cook from Miami Central, is one of the top players in the country for next season. Cook is currently committed to Clemson, but Burnett has high hopes that will change.

“Every time I talk to him I just tell him why not make it a big family thing at the University of Miami right at home with a very known football program. It’s not a sure thing he will go to Clemson, and I have another year to change his mind. I also tell him to just remain focused and keep his eyes on the goal in life.”
 

Comments (13)

From the clips I've seen and just from talking to him, I feel like Burnett has star power. I've seen some comparisons between him and McClinton, and I asked Burnett about that and he said their offensive games were very similar.
 
I've never seen Burnett play, but I'm hoping he has far more athleticism than Jack did. Jack did it mostly through an incredible work ethic, but was pretty much one dimensional (with that one dimension being amazing).
 
Looking forward to seeing him ball down here, dont want to take this down another path but who else read this quote

“It made it a no-brainer choice to go there. If your hometown school wants you then why not go there? It’s going to be real special to play in front of family and friends and it’s going to feel like high school all over again so it’s not really any pressure.”
and thought damn, right. Hope that is the thought through out the fam...
 
Really will need these recruits to be good so we are not a doormat. Really hate we lost Daniels.
 
One of my fav basketball recruits in a while.
 
From the clips I've seen and just from talking to him, I feel like Burnett has star power. I've seen some comparisons between him and McClinton, and I asked Burnett about that and he said their offensive games were very similar.
better
 
Burnett is gonna come in here and ball the hell out! Can't wait to see him suit up for The U!
 
I liked him a lot before we even started recruiting him. The fact he gets a year of prep helps even more. I'd be stunned if he wasnt at least our 2nd leading scorer next year

Larkin
Burnett
Brown
Adams
Reed

I feel we will be good at 1-3. Although we could use another PG badly

Our bigs next season terrify me. Tonye, Swoope, and Rafael. I think we can survive with Rafael and Swoope being the 3rd and 4th bigs and I like Tonye at center. His defense will be great and with another year his O should improve, but we need another 1-2 guys in the front court desperately.
 
I really hope he balls for us, we don't really get a lot of Miami kids in basketball. They usually play football.
 
Are we still actively recruiting guys for next year? Like some bigs? Like some JUCOs?
 
There was an article on ESPN a while back about Burnett lighting up Oak Hill Academy earlier this season and Oak Hill is one of the top high school programs in the country and produces top talent year after year! Pete's right, this guy is gonna be a star!
 

2021 Commits

OG
6'2"
295
Miami, FL
DT
6'4"
290
Miami, FL
WR
6'2"
180
Miami, FL
RB
6'0"
225
Hollywood, FL
TE
6'4"
210
Frisco, TX
S
5'11"
200
Miami, FL
WR
5'11"
160
Fort Lauderdale, FL
OT
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255
Pompano Beach, FL
CB
5'10"
145
Miami, FL
TE
6'2"
205
Miami, FL

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