Rebels Add Hoops Transfer Burnett
Deandre Burnett
May 11, 2015

OXFORD, Miss. -- Ole Miss hoops added another standout transfer Monday, as head coach Andy Kennedy announced the signing of Miami (Fla.) guard Deandre Burnett. Burnett will join the Rebels this year and be eligible for the 2016-17 basketball season.

Burnett, a redshirt freshman, averaged 7.0 points per game and knocked down 28 3-pointers in 17.4 minutes a game for the Hurricanes last season. He also pulled down 2.0 boards a game and scored double figures seven times last year, including 19 points and 8 rebounds in a win against Illinois in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and 12 points versus No. 3 Virginia. Burnett played a vital role in leading Hurricanes to the NIT Championship Game after he scored 13 in a second round game against Alabama and 8 points in a semifinal win versus Temple. He posted a career high 21 points against Wisconsin-Green Bay.

"We are pleased to announce that Dre has chosen to join our program," Kennedy said. "He is a natural scorer who has always shown the ability to make plays. The experience he gained at the University of Miami battling in the ultra-competitive ACC has prepared him to be in a position to make an immediate impact in our program."

A Parade All-American at Carol City High School, Burnett was one of only two players from the state of Florida and only one of five ACC recruits to earn the honor in 2012. He finished third in the nation in scoring as a senior after posting 37.0 points, 5.0 assists and 6.0 boards a game in en route to Florida Class AA Player of the Year honors.

He scored a career-high 45 points three times as a senior and earned first team All-State and All-County honors. A composite four-star recruit by 247/Sports with a composite ranking of No. 108 in the nation, Burnett was rated a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout after he averaged 28.0 ppg as a junior.


 

 

Burnett attended Massanutten Military Academy after high school and led the team in scoring at 26 ppg, while finishing second on the team with 6.0 boards and 5.0 assists a game. He scored 40 or more three times including a season high 44 points against Southern Tech, as the squad finished regular season 30-2 and was ranked No. 1 in the nation.

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