Gillette, Wyo.--Logan Burningham, a 6'0” 165 lb. point and shooting guard, has become the second player in as many years to come from Ten Sleep High School (Wyo.) to join a Gillette College Pronghorn squad. Last season, Halli Stocklin of Ten Sleep played for the Gillette College women's team.
Logan was second in the state across all four levels of high school basketball with 23.4 points-per-game last season, according to Wyopreps.com. He joins the Gillette College men's team after starting four years for Ten Sleep. He was named to the All-State and All-Conference teams all four seasons, too.
The team captain his junior and senior year, he was an honor roll student with a 3.83 gpa and received the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award. Burningham was a three-sport athlete at Ten Sleep, playing football and golf, in addition to basketball.
Burningham said, “The [Pronghorns] last year, I went and watched them play and I saw how much talent they had. Looking at it, I think they can have a real successful season next year and I feel I want to be a part of it.”
Head Coach Shawn Neary of the Pronghorns mentioned that he plans on using Logan as a point and shooting guard combo next season and that he will definitely get some minutes and a chance to fight for a starting role.
Neary added by saying, “You know, I think like any freshman coming in, there will be some adjustments that he will have to make. Just like they all will. We're looking forward to having him. You know, Logan is definitely one of the top players in the state. I think it's great to have him in our program now and help us have a real strong next two years.”
Burningham isn't afraid of coming off the bench after playing four years as a starter for Ten Sleep.
“I think I will fit in however [Neary] uses me. I was a four year starter and kinda had to take it over from a freshman year, but I'll think I will fit in fine,” Logan stated.
He also wants to improve on the defensive side of the ball during his first year with Gillette College.
Logan will get a couple more chances to do that before joining the Pronghorns as a member of the Wyoming All Star team in the Wyoming-South Dakota All Star Series. The Wyoming All Stars consist of high school players from all levels of Wyoming high schools and will play two games against the South Dakota All Stars. The first game is set to be played at Spearfish High School in Spearfish, S.D. on May 31st. The second game will be held at Campbell County High School's North Campus in Gillette on June 1st.
While attending Gillette College, Logan plans on working on his generals towards a degree in natural resources. His father and brother have completed the same major and would like to follow in their footsteps. He wants to work for a game and fish department after completing his degree.