Honors & Awards
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
During Tim Miles' tenure at Nebraska, one of the constants has been an influx of impact transfer guards. From All-Big Ten selections Terran Petteway, Andrew White III and James Palmer Jr., Miles and his staff have been able to find and develop players to become all-conference caliber performers early in their Husker career.
Junior guard Dachon Burke (pronounced DAY-shawn) could be the next standout Husker when beginning as early as next season. The 6-foot-4, 180-pounder began his career at Robert Morris, where he garnered all-Northeast Conference honors in 2018. Last season, Burke averaged 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game for the Colonials, leading the NEC in steals and ranking fourth in scoring. He tallied 10 20-point games, and reached double-figures in 30 of 31 contests. Burke will use this year to work on his all-around game and be in a position to be one of the Huskers' go-to players when he is eligible in 2019-20.
Burke comes to Nebraska after posting impressive numbers at Robert Morris University during his sophomore campaign in 2017-18. He earned second-team All-Northeast Conference recognition for Coach Andrew Toole, averaging a team-high 17.6 points per game while also adding 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game as a sophomore. Burke led the NEC in steals per game and ranked fourth in scoring and 14th in rebounding. He put up 30 double-figure efforts in 2017-18 and finished the year on RMU’s top-10 list in both points (562, seventh) and field goals (210, eighth). A four-time NEC Player of the Week, Burke had a pair of double-doubles and had 11 20-point efforts, including a career-high 29-point outburst against eventual tournament champion LIU Brooklyn.
As a freshman, he played in 33 games, including 17 starts, and averaged 7.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. He had 11 double-figure games, including a season-high 17-point effort against Sacred Heart.
He prepped at Coastal Academy, averaging 17.2 points, 6.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game after playing his high school basketball at Orange (N.J.) High School. As a senior, he averaged 17.0 points and 5.4 assists per game and was second-team All-Essex County in 2015.
Dachon is the son of Tamika Rumph and Dachon Burke Sr., and was born on Nov. 25, 1997, in Orange, N.J. He has one brother, Tamir Coram, and one sister, Quaniesh Rumph. Burke majors in human development and family science.