Sutton and Indiana Elite LNO win 69-63.
Sutton finishes with 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
His sky for a put-back dunk was impressive, but this sequence late in the game said more about him as a player:
He succumbed to heavy pressure as Full Package Elite tried to make a furious comeback. His turnover gave the team some energy — and two points. But Sutton composed himself, and the next time down the floor he found open space. A teammate found him there, and Sutton didn’t shy from driving toward the rim. But instead of going up and trying to draw contact — and risking a no-call — he dished to a wide open teammate for the open bucket.
After the game, Sutton commented on how awesome it was to open The Herald-Times today and see his picture.
It’s Day 2, and the buzz here is Jeremiah Rivers. According to the Washington Times, which got the story from an unnamed source “close to the program,” Rivers will join Indiana this year and be eligible to play starting in 2009.
Rivers is transferring from Georgetown after two years. He’s also the son of Boston Celtic’s coach (and former Marquette star) Doc Rivers.
Rivers, 6-4 guard who is most noted for his defensive prowess, took an unofficial visit to Indiana yesterday and wore a Hoosier’s sweatshirt. But he was also heard telling people in the gym that he was still considering offers from other schools.
We’ll try to get confirmation on this as soon as we can.
But right now Maurice Sutton is playing his second game for Indiana Elite LNO right now. And he just seconds ago thrilled the crowd by skying over a scrum in front, grabbing a rebound high in the air and slamming the ball. He also drew a foul and hit his free throw to put his team ahead 42-37.