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Campus’s Andrell Burton Jr. – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Shelter Insurance, Rachel Janes

By Matt Browning

Getting a bucket has never been a problem for Campus’ Andrell Burton Jr., as he averaged 22 points last season.

But Burton wants to be known as more than just a scorer, therefore his offseason was built on other aspects of his game.

“This offseason I’ve been mainly focused on gaining weight and improving on my handles with the ball while maintaining good shot mechanics and good balance,” Burton said. “Training wise I work out with my Summer Coach from Midwest Buckets, Coach Vincent Williams, around five to six times a week. I also get in the weight room three to four times a week and I even get up 500 shots before school starts every morning.”

Burton, who has committed to play basketball at Drake next season, said that in order to be effective after high school basketball, then he had to improve as a ballhandler and shooter.

“I worked on my dribbling and shooting for 25 minutes each morning before school and sometimes after school when there’s no volleyball practice in the gym,” Burton said.

Campus struggled to a seven-win season a year ago, but Burton is optimistic that his growth plus the Colts’ growth could mean significant improvement.

“I feel this year we will have some guys that played last year step up and make an even bigger impact on the court than previous years,” Burton said. “Another thing I’m excited for this season is the atmosphere along with the memories that will be made throughout the season.”

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