Junior guard Dachon Burke Jr. shined some light on what led to his indefinite suspension and shared that he would not be playing in the Big Ten Tournament with a note on Twitter at 1:47 a.m. on Tuesday.
— Dachon Burke Jr (@__dburke) March 10, 2020
Fred Hoiberg suspended both Burke and sophomore point guard Cam Mack indefinitely ahead of Nebraska’s regular season finale, and according to Burke, breaking curfew is what forced Hoiberg’s hand.
“Thank you, Nebraska, President Walter Carer Jr., Athletic Director Bill Moos, Head Coach Fred Hoiberg, PBA and the loyal Husker fan base,” Burke wrote. “You will always have a special place in my heart. I’m extremely thankful for the coaching staff, athletic department, academic department and the bonds that were made throughout the season.”
Burke was second on the team in scoring this season at 12.2 points per game. He chipped in 3.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 14 steals per game but shot just 40.1% from the field, 30.4% from 3 and 56.6% from the free-throw line. He played in 29 games with 27 starts, averaging 28 minutes per game. Burke scored 20 or more points four times this season with a high of 25 at Indiana in December. He scored in double figures in his last eight games and 19 games overall.
Burke spent his first two season at Robert Morris where he averaged 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals as a sophomore. He transferred to Nebraska in 2018 and sat out last season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. He was one of two players on the roster who returned from the 2018-19 team following Tim Miles’ dismissal from Nebraska.
Burke would be eligible to play elsewhere right away next season if he graduates from Nebraska, and his school work is where Burke said his focus is moving forward.
Jacob Padilla has been writing for Hail Varsity since 2015. He covers football, volleyball men’s basketball and prep sports. He also co-hosts the Nebraska Preps Postgame and Nebraska Shootaround podcasts for the Hurrdat Media and Hail Varsity podcast networks. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.