Sutton Likes Wake Forest

Dominique Sutton, who took his team to the Select Division playoff championship game, spoke with DeaconSports.com and updated us on his recruitment.

Before the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions, Dominique Sutton of the N.C. Gaters said that his team had a goal of winning the championship at the event held on the campuses of Duke, the University of North Carolina, and North Carolina State.

"We're going to try to get as far as we can towards a championship," Sutton said. "Last year we got real far and we lost and it was a heartbreaker. That's our goal for now."

While his team didn't win their pool, they did make it into the Select playoff. The Gaters, led by Sutton, played their way into the Select championship where they lost to O.J. Mayo and his teammates on the D-I Greyhounds.

Sutton, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs in at 180 pounds, is very athletic but the knock on him has always been his jump shot. He knows that, and is striving to improve his stroke.

"I'm working on my jump shot and a little bit of my ballhandling," Sutton explained. "I've been working real hard with basketball."

Basketball isn't the only thing Sutton is working hard on. While on his visit to Wake Forest, they told him that if his grades improved that he will get a scholarship offer from them. Sutton said that he is working on his grades and hopes to get them up soon.

"I like the up-and-down style they play. They get up and down the court and I like Coach Skip Prosser, he's a good head coach," Sutton responded when asked why he liked the Demon Deacons. "The visit went pretty good with the coaches. I didn't really get to see the players because they weren't there, but other than that it was pretty good. I like the campus and all that."

Though the Deacs are his favorite, Wake Forest isn't the only school recruiting the wing guard as he said that there are a number of ACC schools after him.

"I've got a lot of ACC schools looking at me right now. It's going pretty good," Sutton said about the recruiting process. "I've got one Big Ten school [recruiting me] and that's Illinois. Wake Forest, Florida State, UNC, Virginia Tech, N.C. State, Miami. That's about it for right now."

Sutton says he wants to make his decision in July before attending Hargrave next year.


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