On Friday night, Iowa State Deonte Burton won the Hilton Madness slam dunk contest … in boots.
Before the final round against Nick Babb, Burton switched from his Cardinal Nikes to a pair of Timberland boots. Burton’s final dunk of the evening was a 360, double-pump slam. Again, in boots.
Last February, a clip of of Burton dunking in boots went viral.
Burton is a transfer from Marquette and is eligible at the end of the first semester. He was named Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year.
Iowa State redshirt junior Deonte Burton is already noted as one of the better dunkers in college basketball and he put on a show in front of some of his new fans on Friday night at the YMCA Capital City League dunk contest.
The 6-foot-4 Burton topped Pepperdine forward Nate Gehrig and Drake guard Ore Arogundade for the title with some impressive dunks that he made look easy.
Iowa State fans are still getting over the loss of former head coach Fred Hoiberg to the Chicago Bulls, but the Cyclones still have a very talented roster heading into the 2015-16 seasons.
One of the new pieces coming to Ames this season will be Marquette transfer Deonte Burton. The 6-foot-4 Burton is an electric athlete and he threw down two big dunks in a Capital City League game earlier this month.
Burton teamed with Iowa State point guard Monte Morris to provide some highlights.
(H/T: YouTube user bvfour3)