With Dominique Sutton Transferring, Kansas State Brings A New Recruit Onto Campus

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With Dominique Sutton Transferring, Four-Star Recruit Nino Williams Enrolls at Kansas State

Nino Williams, a four-star recruit committed to Kansas State, planned on going to a year of prep school before enrolling at Kansas State.

Once he learned that Dominique Sutton had been released from his scholarship, he made a change of plans.

KSU head coach Frank Martin called Williams to inform him of Sutton's decision and, 10 hours later, he hopped in a car to head to Manhattan, KS where he started summer classes on Monday.

As a high school senior, he put on nearly 20 pounds of muscle and significantly improved his outside shot. When he verbally committed to K-State in October, he was a mildly recruited three-star player. Today he sports four-star status and is the No. 89 ranked recruit in the country, according to rivals.com. His grades, which were in question after Williams briefly attended the now controversial Milestone Christian Academy in Kansas City, also soared.

Well, that's a quick replacement.

Sutton announced his decision last week and by the start of this week, KSU had a new student on campus.
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Forward Dominique Sutton Will Transfer From Kansas State

In a somewhat surprising move, Kansas State forward Dominique Sutton has decided to transfer before his senior season, according to a release from the school.

Per head coach Frank Martin:

"Dominique has expressed to me his desire to finish his college career closer to home in North Carolina where he has two small children," said Martin. "We appreciate his contributions to the program over the past three years and wish him nothing but the best in the future."

K-State technically granted his release from his scholarship. If he wants to play right away, he'll have to move to a D-II school. If he chooses another D-I school, he'd have to sit out.

Sutton wasn't a major offensive force but he was still a big part of the rotation.

He started 76 of 90 games in his three years with the Wildcats.

In what is now his final season with KSU, Sutton averaged 7.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game during the Wildcats elite eight season.

Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal has some details on what's likely to happen to Sutton's scholarship:

Sutton's scholarship is expected to be filled by St. John's transfer Omari Lawrence. Lawrence, a 6-foot-4 swingman, told The Capital-Journal he expects to enroll at K-State after finalizing details with coach Frank Martin.

He wants to go back home to be with his kids so it's hard to knock him for the move.

Hop on over to SB Nation's Bring On The Cats to see how they're taking the news.

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