Maryknoll alum to play D-I basketball

Maryknoll alumnus Josh Burnett, who graduated in 2014 before playing one year at a prep school in North Carolina, has accepted a full scholarship to play at Kennesaw State University this season.

Burnett, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, was the Honolulu Star-Advertiser state player of the year as a senior, averaging close to 23 points and eight rebounds a game for the Spartans, who advanced to the state semifinals.

The Owls compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference and went 10-22 overall last year and 4-10 in league play.

Kennesaw State recently hired Al Skinner, who coached at Rhode Island and Boston College and is a two-time Big East coach of the year.

Burnett will be a true freshman and has four years of eligibility for the Owls.


  1. Mahatma Gandhi July 23, 2015 2:31 am

    Actually, he made it to the state championship game with Maryknoll, but lost in overtime to Kalaheo.

  2. locomoco July 23, 2015 2:22 pm

    Actually, both the article and Mahatma are correct. As a senior, Burnett & the Spartans made it to the semi-finals. As a junior, Burnett & the Spartans lost in the State final in OT to ‘Stang Nation.

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