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Brewster Academy Star Has Illini Offer

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The Fighting Illini basketball staff has been venturing outside of the state borders for talent. They have reached all the way to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire to offer small forward Deonte Burton, originally from Wisconsin. He led his team to the 17U Best Buy Classic Championship in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend.

Deonte Burton is a 6'-5" small forward for the Terry Porter Elite AAU program. He is a tough, rugged, and physical player who loves to grind out wins. Burton checks in at #40 nationally in the class of 2013 rankings. Colleges like him too, as he has a long list of suitors including Illinois. Burton's AAU coach Bryan Johnikin listed some of the schools involved with his star. "Louisville...

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