Boys & Girls Big Man Chooses A School

Reporter Brian Towey has the story on Kyrie Sutton's decision ...

Finding a serviceable big man in June constitutes a minor miracle. When St. Peter's picked up a verbal commitment from Boys and Girls post Kyrie Sutton this past week, the MAAC program appeared to get just that.

Sutton, a 6-foot-9, 234-pound center, took an official visit to the Jersey City school last week. After methodically working over his recruitment through the spring, he decided to pull the trigger.

"I was just waiting for the college I liked best," Sutton said on Sunday night. "I just wanted to weigh my options.

"First of all, they have an outstanding business program, That's what I want to major in. They have a young team. I'll fit in perfectly in their rotation."

Sutton joins Boys and Girls teammate Cyril Reid, who signed with St. Peter's in the spring. He considered offers from Manhattan, Long Island University, and Binghamton.

"(The St. Peter's coaches) like the fact that I can run the floor well, rebound, block shots, and that I'm very athletic," said Sutton. "And I can finish around the basket."

Sutton started his high school career at Medgar Evers High School in Brooklyn before transferring into Boys and Girls for his sophomore year and sitting out that season.

He tore his ACL in October of his junior year and after missing two to three months of action, turned in a serviceable junior season. He played at full strength as a senior, averaging 10 points and 13 rebounds on a team with a slew of Division I prospects.

Sutton surfaced this spring as an ultra-rare commodity: a qualified big man with legitimate size and upside. St. Peter's identified him early, and as it stands, may have itself a late find.


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