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Former Razorback Basketball Player Leroy Sutton Passes Away

Mr. Sutton was the music minister at Full Counsel Christian Fellowship in Little Rock. He was 59.

Longtime Hog basketball fans will no doubt recall Leroy Sutton as a key member of Eddie Sutton’s standout squads of the early 1980s. A native of South Bend, Ind., the 6’6” forward compiled mostly modest offensive stats (although he does currently hold the second-highest single-season field-goal percentage in school history). But on the other end of the court, he shined, often guarding the opponent’s best player.

Sutton was a former top 50 recruit out of South Bend, Indiana and chose the Razorbacks over Louisville during the 1979 recruiting cycle. After being a sparingly used his freshman and sophomore seasons, Sutton began to blossom as a junior and senior. He would average 7.5 points and 3 rebounds per game in his final two seasons as a Hog.

A few years ago, Sutton sat down with Arkansas Fight for a two part series recapping his time at Arkansas and catching up with him about what he did in his post-Hog career. INTERVIEW: