University of Nevada senior guard Deonte Burton has been named to the Mountain West preseason first-team as selected by the media. Burton was a repeat selection after earning the honor last season.
The Los Angeles native averaged 16.3 points per game last season and 14.9 points during his career. Burton earned third-team All-MW honors last season. This past summer Burton earned a tryout with USA Basketball.
Burton has started all 98 games of his career for the Wolf Pack and ranks 10th in school history with 1,459 points. He is eighth with 121 steals and ninth with 373 assists going into his senior campaign.
In the preseason media poll the Wolf Pack was picked to finish ninth. New Mexico who captured the regular season and tournament titles last season were picked first.
2013-14 PRESEASON MEDIA POLL
Rk. Team (First-Place Votes) Pts.
1. New Mexico (23) 263
2. UNLV (1) 214
Boise State 214
4. San Diego State 212
5. Utah State 156
6. Colorado State 142
7. Wyoming 112
8. Fresno State 96
9. Nevada 84
10. Air Force 61
11. San José State 30
Preseason All-Mountain West
Anthony Drmic, Jr., G/F, Boise State
Derrick Marks, Jr., G, Boise State
Deonte Burton, Sr., G, Nevada
Alex Kirk, Jr., C, New Mexico
Kendall Williams, Sr., G, New Mexico
Khem Birch, Jr., F, UNLV