And Burchard, a Missouri Sports Hall of Fame coach who’s won 75 percent of his games, knows a thing or two about great players. When you look at Sutton’s career, which was recently highlighted in the March 19 edition of the Kansas City Star, you understand what Burchard is talking about. From tying the mark for most wins as a player at Columbia College (120), to finishing his bachelor’s degree in accounting in December and is now working on his masters of business and administration, Sutton has been a model student-athlete and ambassador for the college.
Sutton was a three-time Academic All-American Midwest Conference (AMC) selection, an NAIA Scholar Athlete and the NAIA’s only men’s representative on the NABC Allstate Goodworks Team during his career. He was also named to the 2014-15 Division I Men’s Basketball All-America Honorable Mention squad and to the All-AMC first team this season, averaging 11 points per game while knocking down 78 3-point shots.