Former Manual High star Dwayne Sutton spoke with all three Louisville basketball assistant coaches on Wednesday night, and the Cards’ staff offered him “a spot on the team,” Sutton said.
Sutton, a 6-foot-5 freshman guard who is transferring from UNC Asheville, said the conversation was a “good start to the process,” and that the coaches mentioned the possibility of him being a preferred walk-on at U of L. He said he was working on getting U of L his transcripts and more information.
“Even if it’s a walk-on, I’ll work toward a scholarship,” Sutton said, citing David Levitch as the most recent example of a walk-on at Louisville earning a scholarship. Tim Henderson also received a scholarship for the second semester of his senior year at U of L in 2014.
That wasn’t the only discussion Sutton had with an in-state school. Western Kentucky, with its new coach, Rick Stansbury, reached out late Wednesday night as well, Sutton said, and the Hilltoppers told him they were looking for guards to fill their roster.
Sutton said he’s been in touch with Ball State, Eastern Kentucky and George Washington about potential visits, though he hasn’t committed to any trips just yet. He also expected Xavier to reach out to him on Thursday. Murray State, Northeastern, UNC Wilmington and Wichita State have also contacted Sutton.
A former first-team all-state selection, Sutton averaged 12.2 points and 7.7 rebounds a game as a freshman at UNC Asheville, helping the Bulldogs win the Big South conference tournament and reach the NCAA Tournament.