Burnette’s recruitment has been unorthodox, but somehow things have a way of working themselves out for the best of everyone involved. Burnette initially committed to Rutgers in October of 2013. Burnette then played through his junior year and his final year of AAU committed. The two then parted ways just before Burnette’s senior season.

It was tough timing, because many of the 12 or so offers he had at the time of his commitment had already filled up. He went through his senior season with many not knowing that he decommitted. Burnette took a visit up to Hargrave Military, loved it and decided to take a post grad year there.

After attending Hargrave, Burnette saw his recruitment spike back up to what he saw prior to his junior year. Georgia Southern was involved, so was Coastal Carolina, and others. However, Campbell was just the right fit.

Burnette, is a high post type four man. He plays great at 18 feet with high level vision and great touch from that area. Burnette is able to rebound the ball and will push the break as well. He fits into the system that Campbell runs, very well.

See what we have said about Burnette in our past events:

2014 Phenom Open Gym Tour
Austin Burnette – The Forgotten Player

It was not long ago that 6’6 Senior Austin Burnette was committed to play at Rutgers University. Burnette committed during the summer before his Junior year, so he ended the process early taking him off a lot of “watch lists”. This Summer came and went and Burnette and Rutgers parted ways, leaving Burnette to start he process again. Burnette is an active high IQ forward. He has good size and straight line explosion. He likes to face and attack and has a near automatic 15′-18′ jump shot. With the likes of College of Charleston and Minnesota peeking in, look for his recruitment to pick up as more school see him.

2015 Grassroots Tip Off Classic
Austin Burnette 6’7”

Garner Road (Broughton HS)
It has been an odd road for Burnette. Coming through his sophomore year, he carried around 10 offers ranging from MM to MM+ and his star was really rising. Burnette then committed to Rutgers where he remained committed for over a year. Toward the beginning of this high school year, Rutgers and Burnette parted ways, but so did all of his previous suitors. It was a quiet parting of ways. Fast forward to the Grassroots Tip Off Classic, and Burnette doesn’t have much going on. Burnette has great touch from 18 feet and in. He can put the ball on the floor and is a great passer. He will need to find a system to work in, but Burnette is a skilled forward that will help a lot of teams at the next level.

A year after bringing in 5 players in their 2015 class, Burnette is Campbell’s second commitment of the 2016 class. He joins Virginia wing Damontez Oliver in this class.

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