Senior Tyler Burton, of Uxbridge, MA, signed his National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the University of Richmond on Wednesday, November 14.
Last season, Burton averaged 19.7 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. He scored his 1,000th career point at Marianapolis during the 2018 NEPSAC Class B Quarterfinal game versus The Governor’s Academy.
Burton decided to sign with Richmond, “because it was the best fit for my personal needs and it had the perfect balance between high-level competitive basketball and prestigious academics. I am excited to go to Richmond and play in front of thousands of fans and finally accomplish one of my dreams to play on national television.”
“It has been a privilege to work with Tyler and his family during his time at Marianapolis,” said Marianapolis boys’ varsity basketball head coach Andrew Vitale. “Tyler has been a tireless contributor to the team since day one and has worked extremely hard to get to where he is today. His drive to consistently improve, paired with a positive work ethic has made him a true leader on the court and in our community.”
The University of Richmond is located in Richmond, VA. The men’s basketball team is Division I, competing in the Atlantic 10 conference. The team won the A10 championship in 2018 and has nine NCAA tournament appearances in its history.