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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.