We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Daidien Sutton of Wilson Prep.
We’ve seen Sutton in all possible settings, including at our annual Tip-Off Classic, where we stated, “After being a purely dominant team last summer, East Carolina Elite quickly restored their status as a top team by winning a championship behind the all-around abilities of Daidien Sutton. He’s a big, strong, skilled wing prospect with an excellent frame, strong athleticism, and nice versatility on either end of the floor. Over the last year or so, Sutton has done a lot to develop his overall skillset and intrigue as a physical perimeter player. He’s able to defend multiple positions due to his combination of size, strength, and mobility while also making his presence consistently felt on the glass. Sutton is a quality finisher, capable of creating his own shot, and understands how to make a lasting impact in transition. He showcased a lot of tools and ability at our Spring Tip-Off Classic, and should only continue to get better going forward.”
Since then, Sutton has only continued to turn heads with his abilities on the hardwood. He’s a strong, athletic, physical wing prospect with a sturdy frame and the ability to overwhelm opponents on either end of the floor. Sutton is a capable shooter and creator, but typically looks to get downhill and impose his will as a finisher whenever possible. He’s able to rise up and finish above the rim or through any amount of contact. Sutton is a useful defender and quality rebounder, especially for his size and position, and is capable of pushing the break himself in transition. He also displays toughness and clear abilities as a defensive cog, regardless of context or setting. Although already quite productive, Sutton should truly only continue to get better over the coming years.