DJ Burns Has Amazing Side Hustle That NC State Fans Will Love

The NC State big man is as fascinating a figure off the court as he is on.
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NC State is possibly the hottest team in the country right now, having just won the ACC Tournament and making the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. As they prepare to face the Marquette Golden Eagles on Friday, one player of the Wolfpack has taken the country by storm. DJ Burns, with his silky smooth touch around the basket despite his overwhelming size and strength, has become an instant fan favorite.

And it's not only his post play and interior scoring that makes him a fascinating figure. In fact, he is an accomplished entrepreneur off the court.

NC State Star DJ Burns Has Amazing Side Hustle

In a recent podcast interview with Pardon My Take, Burns disclosed the fact that he owns multiple vending machines. Saying that one of his trainers, Gabe Blair introduced him to the idea, Burns is now a big promoter of the passive income generated through vending machines.

"I was just talking to him about some things I went through, and what are ways to make money outside of basketball so you’re not like one-dimensional as a person. That was one of the things he showed me and I took after it."

NC State star DJ Burns

Owners of vending machines usually pay a fee for the location and are responsible for reloading the machine. Depending on how cheaply you buy the product in bulk, there is a potential for a decent additional income each month.

Burns has a few NIL deals to supplement his income, but considering the fact that he was an unknown figure in college basketball until recently, those are presumably rather small amounts.

However, if NC State and Burns continue their improbable run, more opportunities will certainly emerge for the 23-year-old big man.

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