Sug Sutton


 
Height: 5’8
Position: Point Guard
Birthdate: December 17, 1998
Nationality: American
College: University of Texas

Scouting Report:

Alesia “Sug” Sutton is an elite leader. She is a gritty two-way point guard that can score at all 3 levels. She scores well off the dribble and off the catch. Her vision is one of her best attributes. She makes the players around her better through her assist game. She digs in on defense and can defend both guard positions. Fast in transition, explosive first step, tough to defend one on one. She rebounds very well for a guard and is the hardest working player on every team shes ever been on.

Career

2020-21: 1KS Sleza Wroclaw (Poland-EBLK, starting five) - 18 games: 18.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 6.9apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 79.5%
2020: Washington Mystics (WNBA) – 12 games: 9mpg, 2.8 ppg, .7 rpg, 1apg, FGP: 36.4%, 3PT%: 29.4, FT%: 71.4%
AWARDS & HONORS
• All-Big 12 [2019 First Team, 2020 Second Team]
• Big 12 All-Tournament Team [2019]
• Nancy Lieberman Award Top-10 Finalist [2019, 2020]
• Academic All-Big 12 [2019 Second Team, 2020 First Team]
• Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll [Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020]
• Gulf Coast Showcase Most Valuable Player [November 2018]
• Judy Dunn Award recipient [2019]
• McDonald's High School All-American [2016]
CAREER NOTES / RECORD BOOK
• Played in 131 career games with 65 starts. 
• Ranks 39th in school history in career points with 1,091 points. 
• Tied for ninth in program history in career assists with 419.

SENIOR [2019-20]

• A Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference selection.
• Played in all 30 games with 29 starts as a senior. Averaged a squad-best 29.9 minutes per game.
• Led the Longhorns and ranked fourth in the Big 12 Conference [all games combined] in assists per game with 4.3. Also ranked sixth in the Big 12 in assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.7.
• The team’s leader in steals per game with 1.8, which ranked eighth in the Big 12.
• Scored in double figures on 16 occasions, including two 20-point performances.
• Played 30 or more minutes in 17 games during the season.
• Tied her career high with 10 assists to go with eight points and four rebounds in a road win against No. 25 TCU [Feb. 26].
• Filled up the stat sheet in a road victory at Texas Tech [Feb. 9]. Totaled 20 points with three three-pointers, six rebounds, six assists and four steals in 33 minutes.
• Sparked a key fourth-quarter comeback for the Longhorns at Oklahoma State [Jan. 25] with six of her 12 points in the final period. Added six rebounds, six assists and five steals in 33 minutes of play.
• In a win against Kansas [Jan. 22], charted 18 points on 6-for-8 shooting and dished out eight assists.
• Totaled 18 points at West Virginia [Jan. 12], including a buzzer-beating three-pointer to end the third quarter.
• Helped lead Texas to a road win vs. No. 17 Tennessee [Dec. 8] with 19 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in a season-high 38 minutes.
• Scored a season-high 23 points, including three three-pointers, in 36 minutes against No. 12 N.C. State [Nov. 29] in Honolulu.

JUNIOR [2018-19]

• A First-Team All-Big 12 Conference selection.
• Named to the 2019 Big 12 All-Tournament Team
• Started all 33 games for the Longhorns, averaging 31.9 minutes per game, which was second-most on the team.
• Led the Longhorns in scoring [12.7 points per game], assists per game [5.4] and steals per game [1.3].
• Scored in double figures on 23 occasions, including four 20-point performances.
• Played 30 or more minutes in 24 games during the season.
• Sutton’s 178 assists on the year ranked seventh-most on UT’s all-time single-season assists list. It also marked the second-most assists in a single season by a junior in school annals.
• Had the first two double-doubles of her career in her junior season.
• Scored 15 points, including a 7-for-8 clip from the free-throw line, brought down nine rebounds and dished out five assists in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals vs. TCU [March 9]. Forced a critical steal on an inbounds pass with 59 seconds remaining in the game and took the ball the length of the court for a lay-up that put the Longhorns up by four.
• Totaled a game-high 21 points with six assists, four rebounds and two steals in the regular-season finale at TCU [March 5].
• Charted a team-high 21 points to go along with five rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes vs. No. 20/22 Iowa State [March 2].
• Scored a game-high 17 points to complement seven rebounds and a game-high six assists in 37 minutes for a road win at Oklahoma State [Feb. 12].
• Notched her second career double-double with a career-high 24 points, a career-high 10 rebounds and also added seven assists in a key road win at No. 20/22 Iowa State [Jan. 12]. Her points were the most by any Longhorn player in the 2018-19 season and the most by a Texas player since Ariel Atkins had 25 in the Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinals on March 3, 2018.
• Recorded an impressive line in a road win at West Virginia [Jan. 6]. Finished with a then-career-high 19 points, a game-high six assists, five rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes of play. Made 8-of-10 shots from the field.
• Named the Most Valuable Player of the Gulf Coast Showcase [Nov. 23-25], helping the Longhorns to the tournament title. Over the three-game stretch, averaged 14.0 points per game, 6.7 assists per game and 7.0 rebounds per game, while playing 34.3 minutes per game.
• Sparked a 15-point comeback win against Quinnipiac [Nov. 23], charting her first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 10 assists. Also added seven rebounds and played a full 40 minutes.
• Featured as part of the Big 12 Champions for Life program.

SOPHOMORE [2017-18]

• Played in 34 games with two starts, averaging 23.1 minutes per game, which was fourth-most on the team.
• Averaged 6.8 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game and 2.2 assists per game.
• Scored in double figures on nine occasions during the season.
• Dished out four or more assists in nine games.
• Third on the team in three-point percentage at 35.1 percent [27-of-77]. Her 27 made threes also ranked third on the team.
• Charted 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with three rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes of action against No. 9/9 UCLA [March 23] in the NCAA Regional Semifinal.
• Dished out a career-high six assists to complement 10 points and four rebounds in 22 minutes against West Virginia [March 4] in the semifinals of the Big 12 Conference Tournament.
• Totaled 12 points and dished out four assists in 19 minutes of play vs. Texas Tech [Feb. 14].
• Earned a start against Kansas [Jan. 13] and scored a career-high 14 points with three rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes. It was her 50th game in a Longhorn uniform.
• Totaled 11 points and brought down four rebounds in win against No. 9/9 West Virginia [Dec. 31].
• Back-to-back 10-point outings against Washington [Nov. 25] and Louisiana Tech [Nov. 30].
• Scored a then-career-high 11 points in the season opener against Stetson [Nov. 12].

 

FRESHMAN [2016-17]

• Played in 34 games for the Longhorns, earning her first career start against Tennessee. Averaged 13.6 minutes per game.
• Averaged 3.8 points per game and 1.7 rebounds per game. Dished out 43 assists on the year.
• Scored in double figures on two occasions during the season.
• Tied her career high with 10 points and dished out a team-high three assists against No. 17/17 NC State in the NCAA Second Round [March 19].
• Charted six points against West Virginia in the Big 12 Tournament Semifinals [March 5].
• Registered a career-high 10 points to go along with three rebounds and two assists vs. Iowa State [Feb. 24].
• Dished out a game-high four assists to complement two points and four rebounds against Kansas [Feb. 11].
• Charted nine points and brought down three rebounds vs. Oklahoma State [Jan. 10].
• Recorded seven points, dished out two assists and came up with a steal at Iowa State [Jan. 1].
• Scored nine points and blocked two shots against UT Rio Grande Valley [Dec. 15]. PREP
• The nation's No. 6 prospect, according to the espnW Hoop Gurlz Top 100, and the No. 2 point guard in the class of 2016.
• Named a 2016 Naismith Second-Team All-American.
• Tore her anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] on December 27, 2015 and did not play the second half of her senior season. Had ACL surgery on February 12, 2016.
• Was averaging 14.3 points per game as a senior prior to her injury.
• Averaged 16.1 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, 4.0 assists per game and 2.3 steals per game as a junior at Parkway North, leading her team to a 25-6 overall record. Her team finished third in 2015 in the program's first-ever Class 5 state tournament appearance.
• As a sophomore, averaged 18.3 points per game and 4.81 assists per game.
• Named the Most Valuable Player of the Super 64 Tournament [Frisco, Texas] and the adidas Nationals [Atlanta, Ga.] while playing for the Missouri Phenom during the summer of 2014. She led her team to championships in both tournaments.

USA BASKETBALL


• A member of the USA Basketball U19 Team in the summer of 2017 that claimed the silver medal at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup in Italy. Started all seven games for the USA, averaging 8.0 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game.

ACADEMICS & COMMUNITY


• Majoring in health promotion and behavioral sciences.
• Academic All-Big 12 [2019 Second Team, 2020 First Team].
• Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll [Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020].

PERSONAL

• Born December 17, 1998.
• Daughter of Larry Sutton and Tonette Moore.

• Lists her father, Larry, as her greatest influence in basketball. 

• Full name is Alecia Kaorie Sutton.