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Dominique Sutton
5  Dominique Sutton
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Durham, N.C.

High School:
The Patterson (N.C.) School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 218

Position:
Forward

Career Watch: Will enter the 2010-11 season ranking sixth all-time in school history with 103 steals.

As A Junior (2009-10): Saw action in all 37 games with 36 starts as a junior... One of four players (Denis Clemente, Curtis Kelly and Jacob Pullen) to see action in all 37 games... Together, the quartet set the school's single-season record for games played (37)... His 36 starts ranks fourth all-time on the single season chart... Has played in 78 consecutive games in his career, which currently ranks second on the team behind Pullen's 104-game streak... Saw his streak of 46 consecutive starts end on March 6 when he gave way to Chris Merriewether on Senior Night... Played 25 or more minutes in 19 games, including seven times in Big 12 play... Played a season-best 37 minutes against No. 20/21 Baylor (3/12) in the Big 12 Championship... Averaged 7.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting (95-of-199), including 33.3 percent (5-of-15) from 3-point range, with 5.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 24 minutes per game... Connected on 59 percent (72-of-122) from the free throw line... Ranked among the Top 5 in seven categories, including first in offensive rebounds (93), second in rebounding, defensive rebounds (121) and steals (46), third in assists, fourth in field goal percentage and fifth in scoring... Scored in 33 games, including 11 double-digit efforts... Posted a season-high 21 points in the win over Nebraska (2/17)... Collected three double-doubles on the season, including 14 points and 14 rebounds vs. No. 20/21 Baylor (3/12) in the Big 12 Championship, 12 points and 12 rebounds vs. Texas A&M (1/12) and 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. South Dakota (1/3)... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds four times, including a season-best 14 vs. No. 20/21 Baylor (3/12)... The 14 rebounds were the most by a Wildcat in 2009-10 and tied Larry Dassie (1977) and Fred Peete (2005) for the most-ever in a conference tournament game... Led in rebounding on a team-best 13 occasions, including five times in Big 12 play... Ranked in the Top 20 in two Big 12 rebounding categories, including 11th in offensive rebounds and 18th overall... Dished out at least three assists in 12 games, including five on three occasions... Led the team in assists five times... Had at least two steals in 15 games, including a season-high four three times... Saw action in 16 Big 12 games with 15 starts, averaging 22.5 minutes per game... Averaged 6.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting (35-of-78), including 45.5 percent (5-of-11) from 3-point range, in Big 12 play with 5.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game... Connected on 62.7 percent (32-of-51) from the free throw line in conference games... Started all four NCAA Tournament games, averaging 5.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 26.3 minutes per game... Had a game-high seven rebounds vs. Butler (3/27) in NCAA West Regional Final... Posted a near double-double in the first round win over North Texas (3/18) with 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds... Had a stellar game in the Big 12 semifinal win over No. 20/21 Baylor (3/12) with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting with 14 rebounds, four steals and three assists in 37 minutes... Had 11 points and seven boards vs. Oklahoma State (3/11) in the quarterfinals... Pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds vs. Missouri (2/27) with seven points... Knocked down a pair of 3-pointers for 11 points in a win at Oklahoma (2/20)... Had a near double-double in a dramatic win over Nebraska (2/17), posting a team-high 21 points with a career-best 3-of-3 effort from 3-point range with nine rebounds... Notched a team-best five assists in wins at Nebraska (2/2) and Iowa State (2/6)... Tallied nine points and seven rebounds vs. No. 2/2 Kansas (1/30)... Earned a double-double vs. Texas A&M (1/12) with 12 points and a team-high 12 rebounds... Totaled a double-double vs. South Dakota (1/3) with 14 points and 10 boards... Solid all-around in a win over Cleveland State (12/29) with 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals... Chipped in 14 points and eight rebounds vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/21)... Tallied seven points and seven rebounds in a win over Xavier (12/8)... Posted 16 points vs. Washington State (12/5) with six rebounds, four steals and three assists... Had 14 points vs. IUPUI (11/28)... Notched eight points and seven rebounds in a win over No. 18/21 Dayton (11/22) in the third-place game at the Puerto Rico Tip-off... Coached by Frank Martin.

As A Sophomore (2008-09): Saw action in all 34 games with 32 starts as a sophomore... One of seven players to see time in all 34 games... His 32 starts ranked fourth, along with Denis Clemente, on the team... Played 30 or more minutes in 10 games, including a season-high 34 against Southern Miss (12/11)... Averaged 7.5 points on 48.5 percent shooting (97-of-200), including 23.8 percent (5-of-21) from 3-point range, with 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.0 assist in 22.9 minutes per game... Connected on 68.3 percent (56-of-82) from the free throw line... Scored in 32 games, including 10 double-digit efforts... Posted one 20-point game with a career-high 21 points against Wagner (12/30)... Led the team in scoring twice, including Emporia State (11/19) and North Carolina Central (2/17)... Ranked among the team's top-5 in seven categories, including first in defensive rebounds, second in overall rebounds and steals, third in minutes and offensive rebounds, fourth in field goal percentage and fifth in field goals... Collected two double-doubles on the season, including 21 points and 10 rebounds against Wagner (12/30) and 13 points and 10 rebounds against Iowa State (2/3)... Hit on 48.5 percent from the field, one of five Wildcats to shoot 45 percent or better from the field... Led the squad in rebounding 10 times, including double-digit boards on three occasions... Had a season-high 12 rebounds against Illinois State (3/17) in the NIT First Round... Dished out at least one assist in 19 games, including a career-high six against Southern Miss (12/11)... Tied the school single-season record for steals against Idaho State (1/3) with eight, matching the mark set by Lynn Smith (vs. South Dakota, 11/29/1986) and Elliot Hatcher (vs. Wichita State, 1/2/1996)... Totaled at least one steal in 20 games, including two eight times... Ranked second on the team with 10 charges taken... Placed 18th in the Big 12 in rebounding and 14th in offensive rebounds... Started 15 of 16 Big 12 games, averaging 22.6 minutes per game... Averaged 6.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting (37-of-85), including 33.3 percent (3-of-9) from 3-point range, in conference play with 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 0.8 steals per game... Connected 65.6 percent (21-of-32) from the free throw line in league play... Ranked in two Big 12-only categories, including tied for 14th in offensive rebounds and tied for 15th in rebounding... Ranked first on the team in defensive rebounds, second in rebounds and rebounds per game, third in steals and offensive rebounds and fifth in field goals in conference games... Had a near double-double against Illinois State (3/17) in the NIT First Round with nine points, a career-high 12 rebounds and two blocks in 33 minutes... Helped the Wildcats earn a bye to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship for third straight season with eight points, six rebounds and four assists against Colorado (3/7)... Turned in nine points and eight rebounds at Oklahoma State (3/3)... Scored 16 points against North Carolina Central (2/17), including a 6-of-6 effort from the charity stripe, to go with eight rebounds... Notched 12 points against Texas Tech (2/11) on 5-of-7 field goals... Earned his first double-double in Big 12 play with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Iowa State (2/3)... Chipped in eight points and eight rebounds in a win over Missouri (1/28)... Totaled 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting against Baylor (1/21) in 31 minutes... Added 10 points to his school single-game record-tying eight steals against Idaho State (1/3)... Posted his first career double-double with a career-best 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 10 rebounds against Wagner (12/30)... Dished out a career-high six assists in the win over Southern Miss (12/11) in a career-best 34 minutes... Posted 15 points against Kentucky (11/28) to go with six rebounds... Had a near double-double against Oakland (11/25) with nine points, nine rebounds and three steals... Scored in double figures in three consecutive games to start the season, averaging 13.0 points on 59.3 percent shooting (16-of-27)... Opened the season with 13 points and eight rebounds against Florida A&M (11/14)... Coached by Frank Martin.

As A Freshman (2007-08): Saw action in 19 games with eight starts as a true freshman... Originally signed with the program on Nov. 8, but did not join the squad until Dec. 26 after completing necessary academic requirements, missing the first 11 games... Started the last four games of the season, including NCAA Tournament games against USC (3/20) and Wisconsin (3/22)... Played double-digit minutes in 13 contests, including 20 or more minutes on three occasions... Missed three games in February due to a knee sprain... Averaged 3.3 points on 52.2 percent shooting (24-of-46), including 14.3 percent (1-of-7) from 3-point range, with 2.5 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 0.6 assists in 13.5 minutes per game... Ranked third on the team in field goal percentage... Connected on 59.1 percent (13-of-22) from the free throw line... Scored in 10 games, including three double-digit efforts... Had at least one steal in 12 of his 19 games, including a season-high three against Savannah State (1/7), Nebraska (2/6) and Iowa State (3/8)... Saw action in 13 Big 12 games with five starts... Averaged 2.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting (13-of-30) in conference-only games with 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 14.0 minutes per game... Connected on 46.2 percent (6-of-13) from the free throw line in league play... Tallied six points in the win over USC (3/20) in the NCAA Tournament on 2-of-4 shooting, including his first 3-pointer, with two rebounds in 17 minutes... Was solid in his first start in nearly a month against Iowa State (3/8) with nine points on 4-of-6 field goals with four rebounds and three steals... Had three steals and a pair of blocks in a win over Nebraska (2/6)... Notched double-digits in Big 12 play for the first time against Missouri (2/2) with 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go with six rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes... Earned his first career start in the upset win over No. 2 Kansas (1/30), tallying six rebounds, two points, two steals and a block in a season-high 26 minutes... Posted five points in the team's first win at Oklahoma (1/12) since 1996... Scored a season-best 12 points against Savannah State (1/7) on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting with three rebounds, three steals and one assist in 16 minutes... Totaled double-digits in his college debut against Wagner (12/29), scoring 10 points with four rebounds and two assists in just 10 minutes... Coached by Frank Martin.

High School: A two-year starter and letterman at The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C. ... Helped the Bulldogs to a 36-4 overall record and No. 3 national prep school ranking in 2006-07... The squad advanced to the inaugural Prep School National Championship, where they lost in the semifinals to eventual national champion Notre Dame (Mass.) Prep led by Michael Beasley... Averaged 15.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and a team-leading 3.0 steals per game as a senior... Ranked second on the squad in both scoring and rebounding... Scored 24 points against Oak Hill Academy on 12-of-16 field goals to go with nine rebounds... Was a teammate of Jamar Samuels at Patterson in 2006-07... Ranked among the top high school players in the country... Rated as the No. 57 overall prospect by Scout.com and No. 97 in the Rivals150 by Rivals.com... Also ranked among the top-50 at small forward position by a number of outlets, including No. 11 by Scout.com, No. 21 by High School Hoops magazine and No. 28 by Rivals.com... Rated the No. 2 player in the state of North Carolina by Rivals.com... Played in the prestigious Adidas Derby Festival Basketball Classic in April 2007... Transferred to The Patterson School after playing two seasons at Durham Jordan High School in Durham, N.C. ... Averaged 19.7 points as a sophomore in guiding the Falcons to a 19-8 record and the 4-A Western Regional semfinals... Named to The Associated Press All-State second team following the season... Selected the Durham Sun-Herald and PAC-6 4-A Player of the Year... Coached at The Patterson School by Chris Chaney.

Personal: Dominique Leondras Sutton was born Oct. 20, 1986, in Durham, N.C. ... Parents are Quintin Sutton and Katrina Reid... Has a brother, Lavaedeau Lee... Played on the AAU circuit with the DC Assault, alongside current Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley and current teammates Wally Judge, Rodney McGruder and Jamar Samuels... Recruited by a number of schools, including Clemson, Wake Forest, Connecticut, Florida State, Illinois and Kansas... Received scholarship offers from Wake Forest, Illinois and Kansas... Major is social science.