Wednesday, February 16, 2011
1000 Hoopsters of Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech's men's basketball program recently celebrated it's 1,000th program win with their triple overtime, 109-105 victory over UT Martin on January 13. In honor of 1,000 wins, the present program would like to recognize and remember players, coaches and fans who have been a part of the 1,000-win endeavor.
Today, the Golden Eagles recognize two more "Suttons" who were a part of program history. Jim Sutton played ball for Tech from 1966-68, scoring 409 points and snatching 207 rebounds over the course of his career, averaging eight points per game and finishing with a free-throw percentage of .718.
Ron Sutton was a member of the team from 1968-1970 and also a member of Tech's 1,000-point club, having netted 1041 points and grabbing 689 boards in three seasons for an average of 13.9 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
(Photo ID: Back left - Ron Sutton; back right - Jim Sutton; front - current TTU head coach Mike Sutton)