Goran Suton

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Goran Suton
No. 12 – Movistar Estudiantes
PositionCenter
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1985-08-11) August 11, 1985 (age 33)
Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityBosnian / Croatian / American
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolEverett (Lansing, Michigan)
CollegeMichigan State (2005–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2010Spartak St. Petersburg
2010–2011Angelico Biella
2011–2012Cibona
2012–2014Cedevita
2014–2016Joventut Badalona
2016–presentEstudiantes
Career highlights and awards

Goran Suton (born August 11, 1985) is a Bosnian Croat[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]

Personal[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goran Suton–Adriatic league". Abaliga.com. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Goran Suton–Euroleague". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  3. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/sports/ncaabasketball/02michstate.html
  4. ^ "Hrvata oterale NATO bombe". kurir-info.rs. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  5. ^ http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recap?gid=200511220358
  6. ^ Conference hands out Big Ten men's basketball awards Archived 2009-04-14 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=294000061
  8. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=294000059
  9. ^ Cibona signs big man Suton
  10. ^ "Goran Suton from Cedevita to Joventut". Abaliga.com. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Goran Suton, renovations were for FIATC Joventut". Solobasket.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  12. ^ Estudiantes adds size with Goran Suton
  13. ^ http://www.tampabay.com/sports/basketball/college/article987964.ece

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