Trojans sign Burnett to National Letter of Intent

Published 6:01 pm Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Troy head basketball coached added to his recruiting class on Thursday morning when he announced the addition of Montgomery’s own Antwan Burnett.

The 6’6” forward out of Sidney Lanier High School is a four-star recruit according to ESPN. He joins Duke Miles, Rory Pantophlet, Kieffer Punter Christian Turner and Kam Woods, who all signed with the Trojans last week.

“We are extremely excited to sign another great basketball player out of our own backyard in Montgomery, AL,” head coach Scott Cross said. “AB is a 6’6” strong wing that is relentless attacking the basket, but he is also a very good 3-PT shooter. Coach Brian Williams at Lanier HS has developed AB into a force on the court that can score both inside and out. AB will give us a physical presence on the perimeter, and should cause a lot of matchup problems for opposing defenses.”

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Burnett spent time at Sidney Lanier, Carver and American Collegiate Academy during high school. After starting at Lanier, Burnett transferred to Carver for his junior year. Burnett returned to Lanier for his junior basketball season before transferring to American Collegiate Academy for his final football season. After a successful fall, Burnett returned to Lanier for his senior basketball season.

Burnett averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds and three assists this past season at Sidney Lanier. He was named  All-Metro twice and was selected to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game where he played with future Trojan teammates Woods and Miles. Burnett scored 25 points in the game and was named MVP.