Joel Burton died in the early hours of Sunday after the Nissan Patrol he was driving lost control and slammed into a tree in Riverton, in Perth’s southeast. has died, according to a statement posted online on June. 28, 2020.
The teenager had recently turned down a full scholarship to play basketball at Minot State University in North Dakota to stay close to his family.
But Ash McCormick, who was one of Burton’s elite coaches, said he had a promising future in the sport and was contemplating heading to the United States and playing college basketball in the future. MSN News Reported.
A promising young basketballer has died in a crash south-east of Perth, the teenagers’s car smashing into a tree in Riverton. Joel Burton had only celebrated his 18th birthday just last week. @_KelHaywood #9News pic.twitter.com/GVrEqf1PPB
— Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) June 28, 2020