Height: 5' 9"
Position: Point Guard (1)
Veronica Burton STATS
2023: Dallas Wings (WNBA) – 2.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, FT: 81%
2022: Dallas Wings (WNBA) – 2.6 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, FT: 90.6%
2021-2022: Northwestern (NCAA- D1 – Starting 5) – 17.8 ppg, 6.4 apg, 5.5 rpg, 4 spg.
Veronica Burton is a defensive super-stud. She is the type of player that every team needs. Defenses have to pay a lot of attention to her, creating opportunities for her teammates to score as a result. Defensively, she can guard positions 1-3 and is a fighter. She doesn’t take plays off and will do whatever it takes to win!
Birthdate: July 12, 2000
2021-22: Team captain ... Led the team with 22 points and six assists in the season-opening win over UIC, her second-straight year scoring over 20 in the season opener (11/10) ... Paced Northwestern with 20 points, five steals, seven assists and four 3-pointers against UCSB (11/14) ... Tallied 16 points, seven assists and three steals against Loyola (11/17) ... Recorded 15 points, led the team with nine rebounds, six steals, six assists, and two blocks against Depaul (11/21) ... Contributed 19 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and four steals in win against South Dakota (11/25) ... Recorded 12 points, six rebounds, five assists, four steals, and a block against Pittsburgh (11/26) ... Led team with 18 points, four steals, three rebounds, two assists, and a block against Texas A&M (11/27) ... Scored a career-high 32 points, and tallied five rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and two steals in win over Clemson (12/2) … Led the team with 19 points and six assists, also recorded four steals, three rebounds, and two blocks to defeat Wisconsin (12/5) … Contributed 17 points on 6-9 shooting, six assists, five rebounds and four steals in win over Delaware (12/11) ... Added nine points, six rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals against Milwaukee (12/14) ... Recorded 12 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds, four steals and a block against Temple (12/17) ... Led with 25 points and a career-high eight steals along with six rebounds and six assists in victory over Iowa (1/6) ... Led team with 16 points, eight rebounds, six steals and five assists against Ohio State (1/9) ... Contributed 18 points, nine assists, four steals, and three rebounds in win over Rutgers (1/13) ... Tallied nine points, eight rebounds, five assists and six steals against Michigan State (1/16) ... Recorded 16 points, seven assists, five steals, three rebounds and two blocks against Penn State (1/20) ... Scored 19 points while adding six rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and two steals against Iowa (1/28) ... Tallied 26 points, six steals, six rebounds and three assists at Purdue (2/4) ... Recorded 22 points, eight assists, four steals and three rebounds at Penn State (2/6) ... Broke 20 points for the third straight game with 27, while adding seven assists, four steals, four blocks and four rebounds at Minnesota (2/11) ... Notched a double-double with 13 points and 13 assists in the win over No. 4 Michigan (2/13) ... Contributed 20 points, five rebounds, four steals and four assists at Indiana (2/17) ... Set a new career high with nine steals while adding 13 points and 14 assists at Illinois (2/20).
2020-21: Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year... All-Big Ten First Team by coaches and the media... Tallied team highs with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, six assists and five steals against Eastern Illinois (12/10) … Recorded the second double-double of her career with a team-high 20 points and a career-best 10 assists to open Big Ten play versus Minnesota (12/14) … Scored a career-high 27 points and recorded five steals in a win over Purdue (12/17) … Led the team with 17 points while collecting four steals and three assists to help defeat Eastern Kentucky (12/22) … Matched her previous career-high with six steals and tallied 15 points against Nebraska (12/31) ... Contributed 18 points and seven assists in a win over Iowa (1/9) … Scored a game-high 19 points and collected five steals to help defeat Penn State (1/17) … Tallied seven steals and scored 15 points in a win over Illinois (1/21) … Posted 20 points, 12 of which were from the charity stripe, in sweep over Iowa (1/28)... Notched 20 points for the second consecutive game to go along with a career-high 15 rebounds against Ohio State (2/1)... Scored 19 points in thriller victory over Michigan State (2/7)... Recorded a career-high eight steals and contributed 10 points against Nebraska (2/17)... Posted another 20 point game against Illinois (2/24)... Pulled up for 15 points and a team high seven rebounds against Maryland (2/28)... Led the team with 19 points against Michigan (3/6).
2019-20: Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ... First in the Big Ten in steals (100), second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.4), fourth in assists (152) and free throw percentage (.793)... Led the team in assists, steals, and free throw percentage ... Collected a career-high six steals and scored the game-tying layup with 4.6 seconds remaining to force overtime in an eventual win over Marquette (11/14) ... Posted career-high 23 points along with six steals, four rebounds, three assists and two blocks in victory over Maryland (12/31) ... Contributed 15 points, eight rebounds, five steals and four assists in victory over Indiana (1/16) ... Led the team with 22 points, eight rebounds and six steals in victory over Michigan State (1/23)… Contributed nine field goals, three three-pointers, two free throws, a career high eleven rebounds, one steal, and three blocks against win over Michigan St. (2/10) … Added 23 points, nine assists and five steals in victory over Rutgers (2/19) ... Recorded 15 points and shot five for five at the charity stripe and passed five assists in victory over Wisconsin (2/22) ... Posted 13 points, grabbed five steals and tossed four assists in B1G Ten win over Illinois (2/29).
2018-19: Started 31 games at guard as a first-year … First in the Big Ten in steals (81), second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.4), and tied for sixteenth in assists per game (3.6) … Led the team in assists (113) and steals (81) … Recorded 28 minutes in her first career collegiate game at Green Bay, hit two three-pointers and totaled eight points in the contest, also racking up four steals (11/6) … Contributed 11 points, four steals and three assists in the Duel in the Desert Finale against Kansas (12/20) … Recorded seven points and three rebounds in a career-high 41 minutes against Michigan (1/8) … Sunk five three pointers at No. 25 Indiana to notch a career high 19 points to go along with six rebounds (1/16) ...) ... Posted 13 points, three rebounds, three steals and three assists against Minnesota while shooting a perfect four-for-four from the free throw line (1/31) ... Scored nine points and tied a career-high with seven assists to help defeat Penn St. (2/14) ... Contributed a career-high nine assists, three steals and eight points against Nebraska (2/21) … Recorded 17 points with two blocks and four steals against West Virginia (3/27) ... Contributed 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists, including a clutch steal and pair of free throws to help defeat Ohio (3/30).
High School/AAU: Four-year varsity team member… Two-year team captain… Over 1,200 career points through her junior year… Averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 3.6 steals per game last season… Named First-Team All-State by USA Today… Boston Globe Player of the Year… Boston Herald Dream Team honoree… Dual County League MVP as freshman, sophomore, and junior… 18-5 team record and advanced to D1 state semi-finals junior year… Scored a career high 41 points against Cambridge Rindge and Latin… Played six years for AAU team Bay State Jaguars… Champions of National Showcase in Orlando… Two-time Nike Nationals finalists in Washington, D.C…. Semi-finalists at Boo Williams Nike Invitational.
Personal: Born Veronica Grace Burton… Parents are Steve and Ginni Burton… Father played quarterback at Northwestern… Mother was an All-American and Big Ten Champion in swimming for the Wildcats… Grandfather, Ron Burton, also played football at Northwestern and is an NCAA and NU Hall of Fame member… Brother, Austin, is currently a quarterback at UCLA… Three uncles also all played football at NU…Sister Kendall, played basketball for Villanova… Sister, Kayla, was a member of the basketball team at Lehigh… Member of Honor Roll in high school