Koben Burton – Mayflower (501 Basketball Team 2024)

Boasting one strong performance after another, Koben Burton has evolved into Mayflower’s premier three-point shooter this season. Inspired by the Eagles’ past successes, the senior guard will stop at nothing to help his team write basketball history.

“Winning regionals my sophomore year showed us what we can accomplish when we work together,” Burton said. “Our goals this season are to continue improving and make the state tournament.” Determined to take the Eagles to new heights, he dedicated himself to the weight room in the offseason with great results.

“Koben gained strength and athleticism through our workout program, and it has helped his game tremendously,” Mayflower Head Coach Brent Stallings said. “He knows our system well and how to execute it. He plays hard, encourages his teammates and leads by example.”

Beside senior teammate and best friend Finley Poteat, No. 4 rises to the challenge of an elevated role this season. “This season, Koben is expected to take on a bigger leadership role and encourage our large and talented sophomore group,” Stallings said. “Both he and Finley are returning starting guards that together should provide the experience and leadership for us to have a successful season.”

When it comes to school spirit, few rival Burton’s passion for his 501 community. “Koben is active in all things Mayflower,” Stallings said. “In addition to Beta Club, FCCLA and NHS, he fires up our crowd at football games by carrying the school flag after every Eagles touchdown. He’s a friend to all and is willing to help anyone.”