Deonte Burton Bio: Early Life, NBA, Girlfriend & Net Worth

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Basketball is one of the most-watched sports in the world. And, a sports maniac cannot resist knowing the most prominent NBA players.

Among those NBA players, Deonte Burton is one hell of amazing talent who adds flavors to the game.

Deonte is a professional basketball player who plays for the  Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA. He serves as a shooting guard in the field.

He conquered Second-team All-Big 12 award in 2016 when he was just in his rookie year.

Moreover, Deonte also remained a collegiate player for the Marquette and Lowa- State combined. He was also enrolled to play for the teams like Wonju DB Promy, and Oklahoma City Blues.

Denote Burton

He was undrafted in the 2017 NBA draft. Deonte signed in officially with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017 when he had no option but to play for Minnesota.

What awards has Deonte grabbed in his name to date? How was his life before getting to the NBA? What is his life like now? This article is prepared in a way that will answer all of these questions. But for that, you have to stay still and read till the end.

Before digging deeper into his life, let’s take a smart sneak peek into the quick facts about Deonte Burton.

Deonte Burton | Quick Facts

Full Name Deonte Burton
Birth Date January 31, 1994
Birth Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nick Name Bane
Religion Not Known
Nationality American
Ethnicity American-African
High School Centennial High School  Vincent High School
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’sName Charles Burton
Mother’sName Barbara Malone
Siblings five brothers Demario, Omar, Charles, Prentiss, Keylow, and sister Nicole
Age 30 Years Old
Height 1.93 m (6 feet 3 inches)
Weight 109 kg (240 lb)
Squad No 30
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
College Marquette (2013-2015), Lowa State (2015-2017)
Build Athlete
Marital Status Single
Girlfriend Not known
Position Shooting guard and Small forward
Profession NBA player
Net Worth over $1 million
Salary $1,663,861
Currently Plays for Oklahoma City Thunder
League NBA
Active Since 2016- present
Social Media TwitterInstagram
Oklahoma City Thunder’s Merch Books, Jersey
Last Update February, 2024

Deonte Burton | Early Life and Family

Deonte was born on January 31, 1994, to his parents  Charles Burton and Barbara Malone, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In siblings names, he has five brothers, Demario Burton, Omar Burton, Charles Grafton, Prentiss Grafton, and Keylow Rogers. Deonte has a sister, too, namely, Nicole Grafton.

First, he attended Harold S. Vincent High School in Milwaukee and completed his ninth standard there. Following that, he went on to attend Centennial High School in Compton, California.

As a 1st grade student, with the whole class.
As a 1st-grade student, with the whole class.

Eventually, Deonte had to come back to Milwaukee when his mother got diagnosed with cancer to stay with the family and take care of each other.

Moreover, Deonte was rated a four-star by Scouts, Rivals, 247 Sports, and ESPN in September 2011.

He was hired by many other teams such as Memphis, and Rutgers but he chose to accept the scholarship offer from Marquette University in Milwaukee again to stay close to his family in his time of need.

During his high school
During his high school

But as a matter of distress, after all the deeds and wishes, his mother could not survive cancer and passed away in 2014.

Here’s one Instagram post where Burton has stated the grief he has faced, losing his mother.

Deonte Burton | College Career

Freshman Year

Deonte remained a rotation player off the bench during his first year of college. He scored 6.9 points per game.

And also, received the honor of being on the  Big East All-Rookie team. He notched the season’s top 23 points appearing in 13 games over the Xavier Musketeer’s men’s basketball team.

Sophomore Year

Deonte could not play more for his sophomore year as he made up his mind to take transfer to another college.

However, he performed in eight games scoring 6.4 points. Following that, he went on to attend Lowa-state university during the mid-season.

Graduation Day
Graduation Day

Junior Year

As he switched his college in the mid-season, Deonte was sent off the bench for six months in 2015-16.

He only could take an active part when he becomes fully eligible for the group. Nevertheless, he dropped down in 26 games and made seven starts. 

Despite the highs and lows, he amassed 9.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 16 blocks. He was also awarded the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.

After all the recognitions, he opted to go for the NBA Draft just if he got drafted, what would be his rankings, but he withdrew his name in the fullness of time.

With his father
With his father

Senior season

Deonte just flared up for his senior year, where he started playing for the Lowa State Cyclones.

He went on to collect 15.1 points and 6.2 rebounds for 35 games. He led his team to victory over Oklahoma with 31 points and Kansas with 29 points.

In the final analysis, Deonte was titled the Second-team All-Big 12. Moreover, he was a part of Reese’s All-Star Game. He also participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, the oldest collegiate basketball in the US.

College Stats

Season School Games Games Started Total Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks Points
2013-14 Marquette 32 3 69 17 35 14 222
2014-15 Marquette 8 0 11 2 10 3 51
2015-16 Iowa State 26 7 101 27 24 16 252
2016-17 Iowa State 35 35 218 62 60 49 527
Career Overall 101 45 399 108 129 82 1052
  Marquette 40 3 80 19 45 17 273
  Iowa State 61 42 319 89 84 65 779

Here’s a video showing Burton’s dunk against Samford while he was playing for Maequtte:

Deonte Burton | Scouting Report

Burton had quite an appealing scouting report. He was considered a strong prospect. His physical ability was praised, regarding him as a well-built combo guard that can score in many ways.

Similarly, his rebounding and defensive abilities were praised. He was considered a very good shot blocker for a player of his physicality. 

Burton was referred to as a strong gifted athlete with powerful long arms which would make a great addition to any team.

Here’s a video of Burton dunking against a West Virginia player while he played for Iowa State:

Deonte Burton| Professional Career

Wonju DB Promy (2017–2018)

Burton was not selected by any of the teams in the 2017 NBA draft. Thus, he went undrafted for the year. 

But eventually, he inked a deal with the  Minnesota Timberwolves. In due course, he switched the team and joined the Wonju DB Promy in the Korean Basketball League.

Oklahoma City Thunder/Blue (2018–present)

However, Burton got a two-way contract offer from the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2018. And now, he is officially signed as an NBA player and gets an opportunity to play alongside  Dennis Schroeder, Andre Roberson, and Jerami Grant.

Deonte Burton| Age, Horoscope, and Body Measurement

Burton is 26 years old as of 2020. He is a well-matured, powerful, and handsome man. He was born on January 31, 1994; thus, he falls under the horoscope, Aquarius.

However, Burton matches the traits of an Aquarius. He is a free-spirited soul, takes his time, and carves his own path.

He does not really like someone interfering in his personal matters. Burton loves freedom and is independent in decision-making.

The tall and lanky, Deonte
The tall and lanky, Deonte

Other than that, Burton has a height of 6 feet 3 inches and weighs around 340 lb. He has a very macho kind of personality. Burton is a Gentleman, and he is a perfect fit for the sport.

Deonte Burton | Personal Life

Talking about Burton’s personal life, it seems a bit difficult to get hold of it. He enjoys his private life and keeps it lowkey.

However, there are no such rumors about his girlfriends, hook-ups, patch-ups, or affairs. And not to mention, neither he looks like a Casanova or womanizer, nor there exists such a list of his girlfriends.

Maybe, for the time being, he wants to concentrate on his career, goals, and ambitions. Or, it may be the other way around. Burton must be waiting for his Miss.

Perfect, who can match his level, ideology, likes, and dislikes? Hopefully, he finds the one real soon. Look at one of his Instagram posts that totally justifies what we are talking about.

And again, to give it a third thought, Burton might be in a secret relationship with someone, and not been revealed yet. After all. It’s his life and his wish.

Besides all of these, Burton has carved two tattoos. One is on his back, where he has spelled his hometown, “MILWAUKEE.”

With the tattoo on the back
With the tattoo on the back

And another one is somewhere on his foot, where he has carved a ribbon, which symbolizes awareness of breast cancer.

He also wears pink sneakers in order to pay homage and specify his gratitude towards his mother. Burton shared a special bond with his mother, and he was a momma’s boy.

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Deonte Burton | Net Worth

Despite grabbing awards like the big 12 New Comer of the Year, he is still struggling hard to reach the final spot where he wished to be. Nevertheless, he is still an outstanding player.

And, looking at the positive side, he has really achieved a position at a young age while others are still dreaming of being part of the NBA league.

Without any fuss, if we have to mention Burton’s salary, inlining with, he makes an earning of $1,416,852 as an annual average base salary.

He is offered $1,170,000 as a guarantee in 2020-21 after signing a deal with Oklahoma City Thunders.

Moreover, according to online sources,

Deonte Burton has a net worth of approximately $1.5 million as of 2024.

Talking about his assets, he does have a home and branded cars. But he has not revealed the exact details of the house and the cars that he owns.

Anyway, all that’s seen and obvious is he is enjoying a luxurious lifestyle with his hard-earned money. After all, hard work pays off.

Burton, ready for a dunk

Deonte Burton | Trivia

He is earning 183.37 percent more than in 2018/19.

Burton ranks as the 416th best-paid  NBA player this year while he was in the 477th position last year.

He is rated 175th best guard in NBA this year while he was ranked as the 214th best guard last year.

Burton stands in the 14th position when it comes to ranking the next player from Oklahoma City Thunder while he was in the 17th position last year.

Keith Kreiter is his agent, who is from Edge Sports.

Kevin Durant and James Harden are his favorite basketball players in the NBA.

Deonte Burton | Social Media Presence

Burton is quite a socialite when it comes to social media presence. He is abundantly available on Instagram and Twitter. He does not have a profile on Facebook, though.

Be that as it may, Burton has filled his Instagram profile with 925 posts, which ultimately states that he is a media personality.

He does like to give an update on him. He does not have millions of followers, but his fanbase is loyal and supportive.

The links to his social media profile are mentioned below. Feel free to scroll down a little bit and give him a follow.

Twitter- @DeonteBurton with 3379 followers

Instagram-  @godzgift_30 with 55.9k followers.

Visit the website of Euro Basket to see new updates about Deonte Burton.

Common Queries about Deonte Burton

How much is Deonte Burton’s vertical jump?

Deonte Burton’s vertical jump is measured at 39.5 inches.

What position does Deonte Burton play?

Deonte Burton is a small forward and a shooting guard.


Anjali Gupta
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