Maryland big man Maurice Sutton gets Indiana offer

  • 04/22/2008 5:35 pm in

According to John Decker over at Hoosier Nation, Indiana has extended a scholarship offer to 2008 Upper Marlboro (MD) big man Maurice Sutton. Sutton played in the Derby Festival Classic this past weekend at Freedom Hall in Louisville and scored 17 points.

Ironically, I was just discussing Sutton on Monday night with a scout that has followed him relatively closely and I got the impression that he’s a major work in progress. He’s 6-10, but said to be very raw and unlikely to be an immediate contributor. With the lack of interior depth currently on board for next season, Tom Crean and staff are likely looking at any and all options to fill voids on the roster.

Sutton is said to be considering Kentucky, Boston College, Villanova, Syracuse and Seton Hall. Only Boston College has extended an offer to this point.

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  • GossMan

    I was hopeful about our chances of getting Josh Harrelson…apparently that is not looking like it is going to happen seeing that we offered Maurice Sutton.

  • GossMan

    I was hopeful about our chances of getting Josh Harrelson…apparently that is not looking like it is going to happen seeing that we offered Maurice Sutton.

  • GossMan

    I was hopeful about our chances of getting Josh Harrelson…apparently that is not looking like it is going to happen seeing that we offered Maurice Sutton.

  • I think Harrelson is likely going to Kentucky or St. Louis. Kentucky is probably waiting to see what happens with Harrelson. If he doesn't commit to UK, they'll offer Sutton.

  • I think Harrelson is likely going to Kentucky or St. Louis. Kentucky is probably waiting to see what happens with Harrelson. If he doesn't commit to UK, they'll offer Sutton.

  • I think Harrelson is likely going to Kentucky or St. Louis. Kentucky is probably waiting to see what happens with Harrelson. If he doesn't commit to UK, they'll offer Sutton.

  • GossMan

    So are you thinking we will land one or the other then?

  • GossMan

    So are you thinking we will land one or the other then?

  • GossMan

    So are you thinking we will land one or the other then?

  • I don't have an inclination one way or the other. They're two of the better big men still left in 2008 and that's why we're in the mix. At this point, I'd say we have a better shot at Sutton IF they can get him on campus for a visit. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen.

  • I don't have an inclination one way or the other. They're two of the better big men still left in 2008 and that's why we're in the mix. At this point, I'd say we have a better shot at Sutton IF they can get him on campus for a visit. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen.

  • I don't have an inclination one way or the other. They're two of the better big men still left in 2008 and that's why we're in the mix. At this point, I'd say we have a better shot at Sutton IF they can get him on campus for a visit. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen.

  • GossMan

    All I can say is that I have been totally impressed with Coach Crean and what he has been able to do so far…nothing will surprise me

  • GossMan

    All I can say is that I have been totally impressed with Coach Crean and what he has been able to do so far…nothing will surprise me

  • GossMan

    All I can say is that I have been totally impressed with Coach Crean and what he has been able to do so far…nothing will surprise me

  • hoosiergal

    Louisville's C-J Demlings Recruiting blog states that Sutton really wants to go to KY but they haven't offered yet.

  • hoosiergal

    Louisville's C-J Demlings Recruiting blog states that Sutton really wants to go to KY but they haven't offered yet.

  • hoosiergal

    Louisville's C-J Demlings Recruiting blog states that Sutton really wants to go to KY but they haven't offered yet.

  • GossMan

    I want one or the other and I am still hopeful for Harrelson…come on…St Louis…are you kidding me. I respect Rick Majerus…but IU or St Louis…no brainer in my opinion. Now…I loathe UK…but I understand a kid wanting to play there…especially with Billy Gillespie

  • GossMan

    I want one or the other and I am still hopeful for Harrelson…come on…St Louis…are you kidding me. I respect Rick Majerus…but IU or St Louis…no brainer in my opinion. Now…I loathe UK…but I understand a kid wanting to play there…especially with Billy Gillespie

  • GossMan

    I want one or the other and I am still hopeful for Harrelson…come on…St Louis…are you kidding me. I respect Rick Majerus…but IU or St Louis…no brainer in my opinion. Now…I loathe UK…but I understand a kid wanting to play there…especially with Billy Gillespie

  • ricbraun

    I would rather not waste a scholarship on a big man who is a major work in progress when we already have one — Eli Holman. Getting players just to fill out the roster isn't a good idea, it would be better if we save the extra scholarship or two for next year when Crean will eventually be able to leave campus to recruit players and has more time to recruit his type of players. This kid doesn't really do anything for me. The guys we have gotten so far are decent, but I would rather they didn't offer this kid a scholarship and instead save them

  • ricbraun

    I would rather not waste a scholarship on a big man who is a major work in progress when we already have one — Eli Holman. Getting players just to fill out the roster isn't a good idea, it would be better if we save the extra scholarship or two for next year when Crean will eventually be able to leave campus to recruit players and has more time to recruit his type of players. This kid doesn't really do anything for me. The guys we have gotten so far are decent, but I would rather they didn't offer this kid a scholarship and instead save them

  • ricbraun

    I would rather not waste a scholarship on a big man who is a major work in progress when we already have one — Eli Holman. Getting players just to fill out the roster isn't a good idea, it would be better if we save the extra scholarship or two for next year when Crean will eventually be able to leave campus to recruit players and has more time to recruit his type of players. This kid doesn't really do anything for me. The guys we have gotten so far are decent, but I would rather they didn't offer this kid a scholarship and instead save them

  • ricbraun

    If it were as easy as picking the more prestigious program, then nobody would ever go to schools like St. Louis. There are so many factors for one to consider, like a comfort level with the coach, or how maybe a program just got a new coach that can't leave campus to recruit and has the possibility of getting hit with NCAA sanctions. not always so simple

  • ricbraun

    If it were as easy as picking the more prestigious program, then nobody would ever go to schools like St. Louis. There are so many factors for one to consider, like a comfort level with the coach, or how maybe a program just got a new coach that can't leave campus to recruit and has the possibility of getting hit with NCAA sanctions. not always so simple

  • ricbraun

    If it were as easy as picking the more prestigious program, then nobody would ever go to schools like St. Louis. There are so many factors for one to consider, like a comfort level with the coach, or how maybe a program just got a new coach that can't leave campus to recruit and has the possibility of getting hit with NCAA sanctions. not always so simple

  • Its hard to say. I'd hate to be stuck with 4 guards and a 6'8 guy at center. I think we've all noticed that doesn't work out in the Big Ten. I do agree Crean is starting to get a little loose with the scholarships as of late. I look at rivals.com and it seems that a lot of talent is interested in IU for the 09 class. I would like to get a solid, talented, quick contributing center, power forward, and point guard for next year to add with Eltson. If we can still do that with the amount of scholarships then I say go for it. Most of these guys are 3 star players….Crean needs to remember that he is at IU now….he can get a 4 or a 5 star guy.

  • Its hard to say. I'd hate to be stuck with 4 guards and a 6'8 guy at center. I think we've all noticed that doesn't work out in the Big Ten. I do agree Crean is starting to get a little loose with the scholarships as of late. I look at rivals.com and it seems that a lot of talent is interested in IU for the 09 class. I would like to get a solid, talented, quick contributing center, power forward, and point guard for next year to add with Eltson. If we can still do that with the amount of scholarships then I say go for it. Most of these guys are 3 star players….Crean needs to remember that he is at IU now….he can get a 4 or a 5 star guy.

  • Its hard to say. I'd hate to be stuck with 4 guards and a 6'8 guy at center. I think we've all noticed that doesn't work out in the Big Ten. I do agree Crean is starting to get a little loose with the scholarships as of late. I look at rivals.com and it seems that a lot of talent is interested in IU for the 09 class. I would like to get a solid, talented, quick contributing center, power forward, and point guard for next year to add with Eltson. If we can still do that with the amount of scholarships then I say go for it. Most of these guys are 3 star players….Crean needs to remember that he is at IU now….he can get a 4 or a 5 star guy.

  • GossMan

    I was hopeful about our chances of getting Josh Harrelson…apparently that is not looking like it is going to happen seeing that we offered Maurice Sutton.

  • I think Harrelson is likely going to Kentucky or St. Louis. Kentucky is probably waiting to see what happens with Harrelson. If he doesn't commit to UK, they'll offer Sutton.

  • GossMan

    So are you thinking we will land one or the other then?

  • I don't have an inclination one way or the other. They're two of the better big men still left in 2008 and that's why we're in the mix. At this point, I'd say we have a better shot at Sutton IF they can get him on campus for a visit. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen.

  • GossMan

    All I can say is that I have been totally impressed with Coach Crean and what he has been able to do so far…nothing will surprise me

  • hoosiergal

    Louisville's C-J Demlings Recruiting blog states that Sutton really wants to go to KY but they haven't offered yet.

  • GossMan

    I want one or the other and I am still hopeful for Harrelson…come on…St Louis…are you kidding me. I respect Rick Majerus…but IU or St Louis…no brainer in my opinion. Now…I loathe UK…but I understand a kid wanting to play there…especially with Billy Gillespie

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a Q & A with Sutton. Check it out. Let’s hope his prayers are answered with “IU”!

    http://iuplanet.com/forum/iuplanet-hoosier-news/15460-q-maurice-sutton-who-iu-recently-offered-basketball-scholarship.html#post34387

  • ricbraun

    I would rather not waste a scholarship on a big man who is a major work in progress when we already have one — Eli Holman. Getting players just to fill out the roster isn't a good idea, it would be better if we save the extra scholarship or two for next year when Crean will eventually be able to leave campus to recruit players and has more time to recruit his type of players. This kid doesn't really do anything for me. The guys we have gotten so far are decent, but I would rather they didn't offer this kid a scholarship and instead save them

  • ricbraun

    If it were as easy as picking the more prestigious program, then nobody would ever go to schools like St. Louis. There are so many factors for one to consider, like a comfort level with the coach, or how maybe a program just got a new coach that can't leave campus to recruit and has the possibility of getting hit with NCAA sanctions. not always so simple

  • Its hard to say. I'd hate to be stuck with 4 guards and a 6'8 guy at center. I think we've all noticed that doesn't work out in the Big Ten. I do agree Crean is starting to get a little loose with the scholarships as of late. I look at rivals.com and it seems that a lot of talent is interested in IU for the 09 class. I would like to get a solid, talented, quick contributing center, power forward, and point guard for next year to add with Eltson. If we can still do that with the amount of scholarships then I say go for it. Most of these guys are 3 star players….Crean needs to remember that he is at IU now….he can get a 4 or a 5 star guy.