Former Cyclones join NBA Summer League squads

Former Cyclone guard Matt Thomas will play in the NBA after playing two seasons in Spain.

Aaron Marner

Former Iowa State men’s basketball star Deonte Burton will play for the Minnesota Timberwolves Summer League team, according to Edge Sports International, which represents Burton.

Burton, who averaged 15.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in his only full season in a Cyclone uniform, was named All-Big 12 second team following the season. He was listed as one of the top 100 prospects for Thursday night’s NBA Draft but ultimately went undrafted.

At 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, Burton doesn’t have a set position at the next level.

Additionally, Naz Mitrou-Long and Matt Thomas reportedly found Summer League homes as well.

Mitrou-Long led Iowa State in 3-pointers made and was second in both scoring and assists. He will play with Indiana in the Summer League, per Travis Hines of the Ames Tribune.

Thomas was one of the most prolific shooters in Iowa State history and finished among the Big 12’s leaders in 3-pointers each of the last two seasons. According to Chris Williams of Cyclone Fanatic, Thomas will play for the Toronto Raptors this summer.

Burton, Mitrou-Long and Thomas won’t be the only Cyclones in the NBA Summer League. Monte Morris was drafted with the No. 51 pick last night, and 2016 Cyclone alumni Georges Niang and Abdel Nader will likely play in the Summer League as well.