Dominique Sutton

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Dominique Sutton
No. 22 – Santa Cruz Warriors
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League NBA D-League
Personal information
Born (1986-10-20) October 20, 1986 (age 28)
Durham, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school Jordan (Durham, North Carolina)
The Patterson School
(Lenoir, North Carolina)
College Kansas State (2007–2010)
North Carolina Central (2011–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2013 Titanes del Licey (Dominican Rep.)
2013–2014 Ikaros Kallitheas (Greece)
2014 Air21 Express (Philippines)
2014–present Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
Career highlights and awards

Dominique Leondres Sutton (born October 20, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Kansas State University and North Carolina Central University.

High school career[edit]

As a freshman and sophomore, Sutton attended Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina. As a sophomore in 2004–05, he averaged 19.7 points per game as he guided the Falcons to a 19-8 record and the 4-A Western Regional semi-finals. He subsequently earned Associated Press second-team all-state honors and was named the Durham Sun-Herald and PAC-6 4-A Player of the Year.[1]

In 2005, Sutton transferred to The Patterson School in Lenoir, North Carolina where he played for coach Chris Chaney as a junior and senior. In November 2006, he signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for Kansas State University.[2]

As a senior in 2006–07, Sutton averaged 15.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and a team-leading 3.0 steals per game as he and teammate Jamar Samuels helped the Bulldogs to a 36-4 overall record and No. 3 national prep school ranking. Patterson advanced to the inaugural Prep School National Championship, where they lost in the semi-finals to eventual national champion Notre Dame Prep led by Michael Beasley.[1]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Kansas State, Sutton saw action in 19 games with eight starting assignments. He did not join the squad until December 26, 2007 after completing necessary academic requirements, missing the first 11 games. He also missed three games in February due to a knee sprain. He averaged 3.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 13.4 minutes per game.[1][3]

In his sophomore season, Sutton saw action in 34 games with 32 starting assignments, as he was one of seven players to see time in all 34 games. He recorded 10 double-digit scoring games and one 20-point game with a then career-high 21 points against Wagner on December 30, 2008. He averaged 7.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.1 steals in 22.9 minutes per game.[1][3]

In his junior season, Sutton saw action in all 37 games with 36 starting assignments, as he was one of four players to see time in all 37 games. He averaged 7.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 24.2 minutes per game.[1][3]

In July 2010, Sutton transferred to North Carolina Central University and subsequently redshirted the 2010–11 season.[4]

In his senior season at North Carolina Central, Sutton earned first-team All-MEAC and second-team NABC Division I All-District 15 honors. In 32 games (25 starts), he averaged 16.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.2 steals in 33.9 minutes per game.[3]

Professional career[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Sutton joined the Orlando Magic for the 2012 NBA Summer League where he averaged 3.2 points and 2.4 rebounds in five games. On October 5, 2012, he joined Élan Chalon of the LNB Pro A for a one-week tryout.[5] He later parted ways with Chalon on October 14 after not passing the tryout.[6] On November 2, 2012, he was selected by the Tulsa 66ers with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Development League Draft.[7]

2013–14 season[edit]

In July 2013, Sutton joined the Brooklyn Nets for Orlando Summer League and the NBA D-League Select Team for the Las Vegas Summer League.[8] On August 23, 2013, he joined Titanes del Licey for their LNB Finals series against Indios de San Francisco de Macorís.[9]

On September 23, 2013, Sutton signed with Ikaros Kallitheas of Greece for the 2013–14 season.[10] In May 2014, he signed with Air21 Express as an import for the 2014 PBA Governors' Cup.[11]

2014–15 season[edit]

On December 4, 2014, Sutton was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors.[12]


Sutton is the son of Quintin Sutton and Katrina Reid, and has a brother, Lavaedeau Lee.[1] He and his partner have two daughters.[13]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Dominique Sutton - 2011-12 Men's Basketball". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mendoza, Anthony (November 9, 2006). "Beasley keeps his word, signs with K-State". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Dominique Sutton Stats". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ Eisenberg, Jeff (July 5, 2010). "K-State transfer Dominique Sutton puts family before basketball". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rookie Dominique Sutton on tryout with Chalon". October 5, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dominique Sutton did not pass the tryout period with Chalon". October 14, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ "66ers Add Eight Players in 2012 NBA D-League Draft". November 2, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Roster Set for NBA D League Select Team". July 8, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ Olivo, Jordan (August 23, 2013). "Dominique Sutto debuta hoy con los Titanes en lugar de Gary Flowers". (in Spanish). Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dominique Sutton signs with Ikaros". September 23, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ Jimenez, Bryan (May 19, 2014). "The imports of the 2014 Governors’ Cup - part one". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Santa Cruz Warriors Sign Dominique Sutton". December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ Brennan, Eamonn (July 6, 2010). "Dominique Sutton leaves hole at K-State". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 

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