Miami guard Deandre Burnett has announced via Twitter that he will transfer to Ole Miss.
Thought I was gone be a cane forever, but today I'm officially a REBEL!!!!!!!!!
Burnett (6-2, 195) is not coming with a degree in hand as M.J. Rhett and Terence Smith did last year, thus making them eligible to help the Rebels reach the NCAA tournament in the First Four in Dayton and eventually the second round in Jacksonville.
Burnett will have to sit out the 2015-2016 season unless he’s granted a waiver by the NCAA. He broke his wrist and sat out as a true freshman, so a waiver will be pursued.
The Palm Beach Post quotes Burnett saying “happiness” was a factor in the former Miami prep star’s decision to leave his hometown university.
The blog post also describes Burnett as “instant offense” as a redshirt freshman. Health and other issues apparently contributed to a dip in production for him later in the season. He appeared in 28 games, started three and averaged 7.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 17.4 minutes.