Karon Burton to Attend La Salle

August 10th, 2008

Philadelphia, PA- Men’s basketball coach Dr. John Giannini has announced that Karon Burton, a 5’9 point guard from Chester High School, will attend La Salle University.  

Burton, who will enroll during the fall semester, will concentrate on academics during the upcoming season with plans to be eligible to play in the 2009-’10 season.

“Karon was a great player, winner and leader throughout his Chester High career,” commented Giannini.  “He has excellent playmaking and scoring abilities and his quickness gives our team a valuable asset.”

Burton averaged 18.1 points and 7.9 assists while leading the Clippers to a 33-1 record and a Pennsylvania Class AAAA State Championship.

The Explorers open the 2008-09 season on Saturday November 15th when they host Morgan State at Tom Gola Arena.  They will play Philadelphia University in an exhibition game one week earlier – on November 7th at Gola Arena.