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Miami Basketball Player Profile: Deandre Burnett

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's roster for 2014. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the court.

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Deandre Burnett

RS FR - G - 6'2 195 - Miami, Fl (Carol City, H.S.)

As a senior in HS averaged an incredible 37 ppg and was a 2012 Parade All-American.

Spent a year in Prep School as well.

Red shirted last season after injuring his wrist just before the season started, so will be a 20 year old freshman this coming season.

In UM's summer trip to Spain was the team's second leading scorer at 14.3 ppg in 4 contests.

Summary: Burnett is a pure scorer who can fill it out from deep, knock down medium range jumpers, drive to the basket, hit floaters, and also finish in transition. At 6'2 you have to wonder how he will fair at the rim in the physically imposing ACC.  But he is crafty and strong enough that he should have some success inside as well as out. How good is his complete game? This is another time will tell scenario. Burnett seems most comfortable creating his own shot and/or shooting spot up J's.  Can he handle the ball if needed?  Is he an adequate defender? We'll have to take a wait and see approach on those questions too.  What we do know is that Burnett's ability to put the ball in the hoop is already well developed. Think of a modern day college version of Vinnie "The Microwave" Johnson.  Look for Coach L and his staff to put DB in the best positions possible to succeed. If he puts up double figures scoring more nights then not, it would not be the slightest bit surprising. In time this staff should help him develop all aspects of his game.

Stay tuned for more player profiles as we count down to tip off.