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LWC's Sutton & Utolin earn Honorable Mention All-American

By Charlie Balcom, Assistant Sports Information Director
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Charles Sutton and Dmitry Utolin received NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Honorable Mention All-American honors, the national office announced on Thursday.

The duo becomes just the sixth and seventh Honorable Mention All-American recipients in Lindsey Wilson men's basketball history, and the first since D'on Hall in 2014-15.

Charles Sutton started all 32 games for the Blue Raiders and led the team with 15.5 points per game. His 50.6 shooting percentage was the 28th best in the NAIA this year. He was second on the team in rebounds per game (5.5), assists (92) and made three pointers (25), while also adding 14 blocks and 30 steals.

Dmitry Utolin started 31 games and finished second on the team in scoring with 14.4 points per game. He grabbed 4.8 boards per game and shot 47.7 percent from the floor and 37.8 percent from beyond the arc, leading the team with 37 made three pointers. The senior added 64 assists and 20 steals.

The duo helped lead Lindsey Wilson to a trio of top-10 national rankings, including the fifth-best field goal percentage defense (40.1), the sixth-best team shooting percentage (49.5) and the seventh-most blocks per game (4.38).

Lindsey Wilson finished the 2016-17 season with a 21-11 record and an appearance in the Mid-South Conference Tournament Semifinals, where they fell to eventual national runner-up Life (GA) in overtime.

This story was posted on 2017-03-24 03:45:15
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