Lincoln Charter is quite a familiar name for many around the state of North Carolina, as this program has produced some talented prospects and racked up wins over the years. You can almost guarantee that they will have a player that you will want to check out and that should continue, as one player may be showing that he is taking his game to another level.
2023 Elijah Burnett, a 6’1 guard, gave us a glimpse that it may be his time to shine even more. This past season, Burnett played in 16 games in which he averaged 9.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 2.1 steals per game, which is pretty outstanding numbers as a sophomore. But at the Phenom MDC, he gave us a little more, especially with his offensive scoring capabilities in which he posted numbers of 25, 22, 15, and 26… all to lead the Charlotte Wolves team in Rock Hill.
We did a “Get To Know” with Burnett back in September, where we had this to say about his game:
“Burnett is an intriguing prospect and one to start keeping tabs on in the state of North Carolina in the class of 2023. Burnett has already earned a ton of experience playing last year and could be in for a breakout type season very soon. The rising sophomore has had a solid summer as well, showcasing that he can impact the game in so many ways on both sides of the floor. He sports a good 6’0 frame and showcases the ability to score on multiple levels, using his size and staying aggressive but also being able to make and create for others. For a guard though, he does an excellent job on the boards, showcasing his motor and desire to battle. When watching him recently at the Phenom Open Run, he was able to give us another glimpse of his game. His natural ability and understanding of leading the offense, pushing the ball up the court, and using his size to his advantage to score. But he also was able to create for others off the dribble, finding his teammates in the open court for easy buckets. Add on top of him battling on the boards and being a nice piece on the defensive side, Burnett has a chance to really make a name for himself quickly.”
He showed that and more, continuing to be a facilitator and one that can fill up the stat sheet but also adding more of his offensive scoring threat, getting to his spots, pulling up and knocking down shots, and also getting around defenders to finish. Burnett’s IQ, handles, speed, and now shot-making have all developed more and if this weekend is any indication of what the future holds, he could be in for a HUGE year.