Sutton, Largo Having Big Season

Junior Maurice Sutton and Largo High School haven't lost this season. With two eyes on the state title prize, Sutton took a minute to discuss what his future may hold.

Maurice Sutton (Class of 2008) is operating just below the national radar. The 6-foot-10 big man out of Largo High in Maryland, put together a strong season. He's averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds to go with 6 blocks.

The 195 pounder has Largo at 19-0 entering this week's district championship.

"I think I made some real big strides," Sutton said. "What I did this summer, it was nothing but hard work in the weight room. I dedicated my summer to getting better and I stayed with my team. We have great chemistry and that's why we're undefeated. I have to give it to my team and my coach."

Largo is close to achieving that big dream goal and that is exactly where Sutton's focus lies for the next few weeks. "Anything besides the state championship is unacceptable. We say the ring is the only thing."

After the playoffs end, Sutton will lace them up on the AAU circuit where he'll have a chance to play against the heavy hitters nationally and continue forging ahead with his name and his game.

It's not like big timers haven't seen him, yet we think Sutton has managed to be a tad under valued.

"Tubby Smith came to see me and the head coach for Virginia came to see me," Sutton said. "Maryland's been scouting me pretty good and I've talked to Gary Williams once or twice."

Clemson, Connecticut and Marquette have shown early interest according to Sutton. Thus far, no one has stepped up with an offer.

"I want to be an all-american. That's my major goal for this summer. I want to work hard, gain weight and learn to dribble a little better. I want to be the best player around."


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