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.
A tough week gets tougher as we lost “Sweet” Leroy Sutton.
One of my greatest Razorback teammates. RIP my friend and enjoy the reunion with coach. pic.twitter.com/ruN4evrc4n
— Darrell Walker (@CoachWalker_LR) May 26, 2020
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: https://www.arkansasfight.com/2016/3/25/11288220/leroy-sutton-interview-razorback-basketball-arkansas-eddie