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Former NCCU basketballer Sutton selected in NBDL Draft

Posted November 3, 2012

On Friday night, former North Carolina Central University men’s basketball student-athlete Dominique Sutton was chosen by the Tulsa 66ers, an affiliate of the 2012 NBA Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder, with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Developmental League Draft. Sutton becomes the first Eagle to be drafted into any professional sports league in the NCAA Division I era.

In his lone season at NCCU after transferring from Kansas State, Sutton lit up the MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) averaging 16.4 points which placed him fourth in the league. He was also seventh in the conference grabbing 7.4 rebounds a game along with 2.2 steals, and 1.7 assists. The first team All-MEAC performer recorded nine double-doubles last year, scored 20-plus points six times including a career-high 29 points on the road at Wagner on Nov. 16, 2011.

Sutton becomes the first Eagle since David Young in 2004 to get drafted into a professional league as Young was the No. 41 pick of the Seattle Supersonics. NBA Hall-of-Famer Sam Jones still remains the highest overall draft pick by any Eagle basketball student-athlete after being selected with the eighth overall pick in the first round by the Boston Celtics.

The 2012-13 campaign for Moton and his squad begins on the road at defending Missouri Valley Conference regular-season champion Wichita State on Nov. 10 at 8:00 p.m. inside Charles Koch Arena. The home opener for the Eagles takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. from McDougald-McLendon Gym. Season tickets are still available by calling the NCCU Ticket Office at (919) 530-5170.

Stay up-to-date with North Carolina Central University Athletics by flying over to www.NCCUEaglePride.com, the official website of NCCU Athletics.

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  • CAROLINA43 Nov 5, 1:55 p.m.

    Congrats!!! I think he be called-up by the Thunder before seasons' end; at leas to a 10-day.

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