4-star center Trent Burns commits to Missouri

On3 imageby:Joe Tipton10/01/23


Houston (Texas) Good Vision Academy 2024 four-star center Trent Burns has committed to Missouri.

The 7-foot-3, 210-pound senior chose the Tigers over a final group of Xavier, Rice, and Tulsa. He also received offers from Purdue, Ohio State, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Penn State, and others.

“I chose Missouri because I felt like coach Gates and the rest of the staff had the best plan to develop me as a player and as a person and ultimately into a pro,” Burns said to On3.

In his own words, what type of player is Missouri getting in Burns?

“I would describe myself as a rim protector that can knock down threes.”

He has a message to Mizzou fans.

“I’m excited to get down and get to work!! M-I-Z”

Burns joins a loaded Mizzou recruiting class that features four-star SF Annor Boateng (No. 33), four-star SF Marcus Allen (No. 55), four-star C Peyton Marshall (No. 70), and three-star CG T.O. Barrett (No. 126).

According to the On3 Industry Rankings, Burns is the No. 77 overall prospect in the 2024 cycle. The On3 Industry Ranking is a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Burns Scouting Report

“Trent Burns in a unique prospect, and that starts with his 7-2 size. Burns had good length and natural fluidity, able to move laterally and switch ends off the floor. Offensively, Burns has range that extends beyond the three-point arc. He has a consistent release and the confidence to knock down shots with his feet set, in pick and pop and/or trail situations. Burns is going to have to add weight. As he continues to do so, he should continue getting more accustomed to the physicality and speed of the game. He has some interesting upside in the mid range, able to use his touch and length to shoot from multiple angles, over defenders. His footwork is developing and so is his post game. More should continue as he adds weight. Defensively, he is a natural rim protector around the rim, using his length and timing. He moves well for a player 7-2, there is real upside here on the defensive end. Again, it will only get better as he continues to add weight. It may take some time as he adjusts to the college game and gets familiar with the college weight and training program. While raw, the upside here is clear, with the range to spread the floor and the size to protect the rim.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw