Deonte Burton Signs With Timberwolves, Could Play in Des Moines Next Season

AMES, IA - FEBRUARY 2: Deonte Burton #30 of the Iowa State Cyclones takes a shot as Elijah Macon #45 of the West Virginia Mountaineers blocks in the first half of play at Hilton Coliseum on February 2, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota  —  Deonte Burton didn’t hear his name called Thursday night at the NBA Draft but he didn’t have to wait long afterward to get the big call.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Burton, an Iowa State University senior, have agreed to a contract.  If Burton doesn’t make the Timberwolves squad he could be assigned the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves.

The former Iowa Energy were purchased by the Timberwolves earlier this year.  The team begins their inaugural season this fall.