Goran Suton

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Goran Suton
No. 12 – Movistar Estudiantes
Position Center
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1985-08-11) August 11, 1985 (age 33)
Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Croatian / American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Everett (Lansing, Michigan)
College Michigan State (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Spartak St. Petersburg
2010–2011 Angelico Biella
2011–2012 Cibona
2012–2014 Cedevita
2014–2016 Joventut Badalona
2016–present Estudiantes
Career highlights and awards

Goran Suton (born August 11, 1985) is a Croatian[1][2] professional basketball player for Movistar Estudiantes of the Liga ACB. He has completed his college career with the Michigan State Spartans in 2009.

Early years[edit]

Suton was born on the outskirts of Sarajevo in then-Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia, to father Miroslav and mother Živana,[3] a Bosnian Croat and Bosnian Serb respectively. During the Bosnian War, he lived with his family in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia.[4] He played for the Bosnian U14 side before his family moved to the US, where he attended Everett High School in Lansing, Michigan, United States. There he led the Everett Vikings to a Class A boys basketball title in 2004 as a senior.

College career[edit]

Suton first rose to notability during his freshman season at Michigan State, when he notoriously missed a last-second layup in a hotly contested game against Gonzaga in the Maui Invitational.[5] Suton developed into a key player for the Spartans during his career, earning second team All-Big Ten marks during his senior season.[6]

Suton helped the Spartans to an NCAA Final Four as a senior in 2009. He was especially effective during the 2009 final four run, holding USC star Taj Gibson to three points, and hitting a string of jump shots against Louisville en route to 19 points.[7][8] Suton was named Most Outstanding Player of the Midwest regional in 2009. Suton was named to the first team all-tournament.

Professional career[edit]

Suton was chosen 50th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2009 NBA Draft. Jazz coach Jerry Sloan cut Suton during the preseason on October 21, 2009. Suton signed a contract with Spartak St. Petersburg of the Russian Basketball Super League on November 2, 2009. For the 2010–2011 season he played with Angelico Biella of Italy. In July 2011 he signed with Cibona Zagreb and won Croatian championship with them.[9] In August 2012 Suton joined Cibona's city rivals KK Cedevita. In August 2014, he moved to Spain and signed with Joventut Badalona.[10] On August 5, 2015, Suton signed a new deal with Joventut Badalona for one more season after averaged 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in his first season in Liga ACB.[11] On August 2, 2016, he signed with Estudiantes.[12]


Suton became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 2006.[13]


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