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Former Gopher Willie Burton reacts to jersey being retired Sunday

Updated: January 26, 2020 08:05 PM

The Gophers will retire Willie Burton's No. 34 on Sunday. He came to town early and he carved out some time for our Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson.

***Click the video box on this page to watch Wolfson's chat with Burton***

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Burton played for the Gophers 1986-1990, and was an NBA first round pick following his college run. 

Burton, the third-leading scorer in program history, led the team in scoring both his junior (18.6) and senior (19.3) seasons, both NCAA Tournament years. His senior squad advanced to the Elite Eight, earning March Madness victories over UTEP, Northern Iowa and Syracuse before falling to Georgia Tech at the Superdome in New Orleans by two points.

Burton is a native of Detroit.

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