Augusta senior Zac Burton singed his letter of intent with Butler Community College and will join the Grizzlies’ basketball program.

Burton was a three-year starter for the Orioles. In his senior season, Burton averaged 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists per game and provided senior leadership as the Orioles’ made a deep run into the 4A state tournament in Salina. After Augusta finished the season as the 4A runner-up, Burton earned second team All-State honors in class 4A and was voted first team all-league in the AVCTL-III.

One major factor in Burton’s decision to attend Butler was the proximity to his hometown of Augusta.

“It’s close to home, so I’ll be near my friends and family and they’ll be able to come watch me. I’ve always been around Butler basketball and I really like the culture there,” Burton said.

Burton also credited his high school coaches with his development as a player during his time at Augusta.

“I would not be here right now without their help,” Burton added.

Augusta head coach Jake Sims explained that Burton’s work ethic is something that will help him continue to develop at the collegiate level.

“He works really hard. I’ve never questioned his effort,” Sims said.

“He has a really, really good ability to pass the basketball. That’s probably his best attribute, but he’s just a really well-rounded player.”