Texas guard Sug Sutton (1) takes the ball down the court as Baylor guard DiDi Richards (2) defends in Austin on Jan. 31, 2020. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

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Texas PG Sug Sutton becomes a Mystic as WNBA wraps up its 2020 draft

Posted April 17th, 2020

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The stage for Sug Sutton’s basketball career will shift from a state capital to the nation’s capital.

The Washington Mystics selected Sutton in the third round of the WNBA Draft on Friday. Texas’ senior point guard was the 36th — and final choice — in the annual draft.

Sutton joined teammate Joyner Holmes in this year’s draft class. Holmes was drafted by Seattle in the second round.

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As a senior, Sutton averaged 10.4 points and 4.1 assists per game. The 5-8 guard was an all-Big 12 honoree in each of the past two seasons.

If Sutton makes the cut in Washington, she will be reunited with former Texas guard Ariel Atkins. A first-round pick in 2018, Atkins started for the Mystics’ championship team last season. Sutton and Atkins were teammates at Texas during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.

 

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