Transfer season in college basketball is underway early, and at Wichita State several players are leaving the program, including sophomore guard Jamarius Burton. Burton already has heard from a litany of power-conference programs, NC State included, per Shockers beat writer Taylor Eldridge.
Other schools former Wichita State guard Jamarius Burton has received interest from:— Taylor Eldridge (@tayloreldridge) March 16, 2020
Alabama, George Mason, Oklahoma State, NC State, Illinois, Arkansas, Creighton, LSU, Oregon State, Miami, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Oklahoma and Iowa State, among others.
Burton averaged 10.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game in about 27 minutes per contest. He has two years of eligibility remaining and will have to sit out next year, unless he can get a waiver. He started 24 games for Wichita this past season after starting 28 games as a freshman. Whatever his reason for leaving, playing time ain’t it.
Burton is from Charlotte, which might help NC State here.
As a sophomore, he shot 38.1% from three, though he attempted just 63 of those. He hit about 46% of his twos. Not overwhelming efficiency there, but he did improve substantially from his freshman campaign and posted excellent assist rates in both years with the Shockers.