6-foot-4 195 pound swingman Dominique Sutton from Jordan HS in Durham, NC really impressed scouts with his physical play and athletic ability while playing for the NC Gaters at the Southern Invitational in Charlottesville a couple of weeks ago. Rivals.com caught up with Sutton last night for a recruiting update, and he revealed that he's very close to pulling the trigger for an ACC powerhouse.
Sutton told us that Wake Forest, Florida State, Clemson, and Connecticut were recruiting him, but only one school had really stepped up and made an offer, and it happened on Wednesday.
"Wake Forest offered me a scholarship on Wednesday," Sutton reported. "They said that if my grades are in good shape by mid-July, I could commit at that time."
Sutton spent most of the year at Jordan High School in Durham, where he averaged 21 points and 15 rebounds per game while leading his team to a 19-7 record. He is currently at Stevenson Prep in Raleigh working to improve his grades, and he will reportedly transfer to Hargrave Military Academy in the fall to play on their prep team.
"I like Wake Forest's style of play. They play up and down, and they are loaded with talent," Sutton said. "I really like coach Prosser and his style of coaching, and the campus is really nice."
Sutton is a superb athlete with explosive leaping ability. He can shoot well enough from the perimeter to keep defenders honest, though he'll need to work on his ballhandling to become a complete wing player in the ACC. His toughness in the paint is one of his strongest attributes, and the way he plays will remind some of current Texas Longhorns star P.J. Tucker.
Sutton will play with the Gaters next weekend in the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in North Carolina. The Gaters recently won the North Carolina state AAU title, and their one point loss to DC Assault in the quarterfinals in Charlottesville is their only loss of the season.