One of the top sleeper prospects in Arizona's 2018 class emerged this summer after strong performances in the Southwest All-American Camp, and after his play this July on the summer club circuit. Tucson's Cienega High School 6-foot-5, 200-pound rising senior guard Breven Burnett is now regarded as one of the top overall prospects in the class.
Burnett is the younger brother of former Cienega HS graduate and Indiana State signee and player Brandon Burnett, so the basketball bloodlines are very strong in the Burnett family. This version of the Burnett family is different, but worthy of serious recruitment. Breven is very skilled and is capable of playing both guard positions on the floor. He has a helft handed shooting stroke, and can stretch the defense considerably, while also being able to create shots for himself and others on the floor. He also has excellent size from the guard position and a good overall feel for the game.
This summer was big for Burnett, as he proved his value on the floor - being regarded as one of the top overall prospects in our Southwest All-American Camp, and then playing very well last week in Las Vegas. Burnett looks to be prepared to have a big senior season for himself, in an attempt to raise his exposure to college coaches.
Currently, Burnett does not have a scholarship offer on the table for himself, but he has the potential to generate a lot of interest this high school season - in preparation for a spring signing. I look for Burnett to generate much more recruiting interest for himself later in the year, as more college programs get an opportunity to see him perform, while also progressing and developing as a player.
Last high school season, Burnett helped lead Cienega to a 19-11 overall record on the season. He averaged good overall numbers as well, producing 10.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per/game. Look for Burnett to raise his numbers a great deal in his final senior season as he takes a much higher role for his team, and head coach Matt Johnson in the state's 5A Division.
Burnett currently carries a 2.6 CUM GPA.
I will continue to follow him closely, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Burnett is a skilled combo-guard prospect that likes to handle the ball and make plays for himself and others off the dribble. The younger brother of former Indiana State guard Brandon Burnett. A skilled combo-guard prospect with good size. Can score inside and out. Has good range on his shot, which allows him to set up defenders nicely for drives to the basket. Can create off the dribble and make plays for hismelf and others. Has a good overall feel for the game. A good rebounder. A good defender with lateral quickness for his size. Has the potential to develop into a low to mid major prospect over time. An intriguing player and prospect with upside.