Senior earns Villanova Basketball Award for second consecutive year
Villanova has won seven of its last 11 games
Yarou added 10 points and seven rebounds in the triumph
Villanova 60, Marquette 56
Senior has become a leader for a young group of Wildcats
Villanova vs. Temple
Maalik Wayns led the Wildcats with 28 points.
Villanova vs. Rutgers
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Offers an intriguing skill set ... Possesses athleticism and the ability to run the floor at 6-11 ... Excellent instincts as a shot-blocker ... Can finish around the basket ... Makes the most of his minutes on the floor.
2012-13 Overview: Served as a senior leader for a young Wildcat team ... Appeared in 31 games and drew 10 starting assignments ... Averaged 3.2 ppg ... Finished his career with 100 blocked shots, which ranks 11th all-time at Villanova.
2013 NCAA Tournament: Entered the game against North Carolina in the final minute and did not score.
2012-13 BIG EAST Championship: Appeared for one minute in both of the Wildcats games at Madison Square Garden without scoring.
2012-13 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Was a part of the starting lineup on Senior Night against Marquette at the Pavilion, collecting one rebound in three minutes of action ... Added three points and three rebounds in six minutes of action in a 68-40 win over USF on Feb. 9 ... Supplied six points, six rebounds and two blocked shots in a 69-66 loss at Providence on Jan. 19.
2012-13 Non-Conference Highlights: Delivered 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field to go with seven rebounds and three blocked shots in 17 minutes of a 70-60 win over NJIT ... Established a new career high with six blocked shots in a win over Delaware on Dec. 16 ... Also collected eight rebounds and a career-best five assists in 22 minutes of activity ... Contributed a season high nine rebounds to go with eight points and also forced a key turnover on an in-bounds play with 2.4 seconds left to help key a 65-61 win over Saint Joseph's ... Chipped in with nine points and four rebounds in a 68-55 win at Penn on Dec. 8 ... Set a new career high with four blocked shots on Dec. 5 against Temple ... Added four points and eight rebounds in his first starting assignment of the new season on Nov. 25 at La Salle ... Contributed eight points and a pair of blocked shots on Nov. 20 against Columbia ... Added five points and two rebounds in nine minutes of action against Purdue ... Contributed six points, five rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes of an 80-68 win over Marshall on Nov. 11 ... Fell one short of his career high in points when he scored 12 points in a 78-58 win over UDC on Nov. 9 at the Pavilion.
2011-12 Overview: Became a rotation regular rotation over the final six weeks of the season ... Earned seven starting assignments in 25 games and posted a pair of double-doubles in BIG EAST action ... Averaged 3.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.
2011-12 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Emerged as a starter on Feb. 18 and made his presence felt over the final five regular season games ... Logged 129 minutes over the final five games after seeing 135 minutes of action in his first 18 appearances ... Contributed nine points, five rebounds and a pair of blocked shots in a 72-68 loss to Cincinnati on March 3 at the Pavilion ... Added six points and five rebounds on March 1 in a 77 -71 winn at Rutgers ... Contributed six points and five rebounds in 26 minutes on Feb. 25 at Georgetown ... Logged 37 minutes and added five points, seven rebounds and a pair of blocked shots against Connecticut on Feb. 20 ... Posted his second career double with 12 points and 10 rebounds against Notre Dame on Feb. 18 ... Also delivered four blocked shots ... Supplied 10 points and five rebounds in 17 minutes of relief at USF on Feb. 15 ... His blocked shot in the final seconds help preserve a 74-72 win for VU over Providence on Feb. 7 ... Added five points and two rebounds in eight minutes of action at Pittsburgh on Feb. 5 ... Collected his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in 22 minutes of activity against Marquette on Jan. 28 ... His three steals were also a career high ... Grabbed four rebounds to go with two points vs. Marquette on Jan. 1.
2011-12 Postseason Highlights: Earned his first two career BIG EAST Tournament starting assignments at Madison Square Garden ... Averaged 5.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in those two outings.
2011-12 Non-Conference Highlights: Returned to action at Saint Joseph's on Dec. 17, contributing two rebounds in his first outing since Nov. 27 ... Dislocated his left thumb in practice on Dec. 2 and returned to practice the week of Dec. 12 ... Contributed four points and four rebounds in a 71-46 win over UC Riverside on Thanksgiving Day at the 76 Classic ... Added three points and four rebounds in 13 minutes to help VU overcome Delaware 79-69 on Nov. 18 at the Pavilion ... Was a major presence late in Villanova's victory over La Salle on Nov. 15, recording one blocked shot, an assist and two rebounds in seven minutes ... Logged five minutes and grabbed three rebounds in a 106-70 win over Monmouth on Nov. 11.
2010-11 Season: Averaged 2.4 points per game and 1.3 rebounds per game in 27 appearances, all off the bench ... Connected on .538 of his field goal attempts and averaged 1.0 blocked shots per contest.
2010-11 Big East Regular Season: Averaged 1.4 points per game and 1.6 rebounds per contest in league play ... Logged 20 minutes, scoring three points and grabbing three rebounds in a 60-50 loss at No. 4 Pittsburgh on March 5 ... Did not suit up against Syracuse on Feb. 21 after arriving late for curfew ... Contributed four rebounds and two points in a 77-75 overtime win at DePaul on Feb. 19 ... Added eight points, five rebounds and a piar of blocked shots to an 83-72 win at No. 3 Syracuse on Jan. 22 before 33, 736 at the Carrier Dome.
2010-11 Postseason Highlights: Added three rebounds against USF in Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden and then offered three points and three rebounds in 13 minutes of a 61-57 defeat at the hands of George Mason in the NCAA Tournament.
2010-11 Non-Conference Highlights: Contributed four points and three rebounds in a 78-59 victory over Delaware on Dec. 18 at the Wells Fargo Center ... Returned to log 10 minutes against Penn on Dec. 8 after sitting out the previous contest with a sprained left ankle ... Suffered a sprained left ankle in practice on Dec. 2 and did not dress for Villanova's victory over Saint Joseph's the following night ... Is listed as day-to-day ... Came off the bench to contribute 11 points and five rebounds in an 86-41 triumph over Lafayette on Nov. 20 ... Scored six points and added a pair of rebounds in an 82-66 win over Boston University on Nov. 17 ... Notched new career highs in points (13), rebounds (nine) and free throws (seven) in an 84-47 victory over Marist in the Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-off ... Picked up four rebounds in seven minutes of second half action against Bucknell on Nov. 12.
2009-10 Season: Appeared in 26 games with seven starting assignments ... Earned valuable playing time in the NCAA Tournament, contributing a key blocked shot in the final seconds of Villanova's 73-70 overtime victory over Robert Morris to help preserve a lead ... His 25 blocked shots were tops on the Wildcats.
2009-10 Big East Regular Season: Appeared in 13 games with an average of 4.8 mpg... Contributed two points and a rebound in 11 minutes of VU's 82-75 win at West Virginia on Feb. 8 ... Scored two points and added four rebounds in a 99-72 win over DePaul on Jan. 6.
2009-10 Postseason: Logged 17 minutes and blocked four shots to go with two points in a 73-70 win over Robert Morris in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Providence, R.I.
2009-10 Highlights: Collected six rebounds to go with four points in a 97-89 win at Saint Joseph's on Dec. 9 ... Blocked five shots to go with five rebounds and three points in an 81-63 win over La Salle on Nov. 28 ... Made his first career start in San Juan, scoring four points, adding eight rebounds and blocking a pair of shots in 30 minutes of a 71-65 win over Dayton ... Played 17 key minutes in the win over George Mason, contributing three points and five rebounds ... Contributed seven points and five rebounds in VU's 103-65 win over Penn on Nov. 16 ... Came off the bench to add five points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in six minutes of action in an 84-61 win over Fairleigh Dickinson ... Sidelined by an upper respitory infection on Dec. 23 against Delaware.
2008-09: Practiced with the team but was not used in a game so as to maintain his for seasons of eligibility.
LARGO HIGH SCHOOL Earned three varsity letters playing for coach Lewis Howard in Upper Marlboro, Md. ... Largo owned a 48-5 record over his final two seasons and captured the Class 3A Maryland state championship ... Averaged 18 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocked shots per game as Largo posted a 24-4 record in 2007-08 ... Established a new standard for triple doubles and blocked shots in his three seasons at Largo ... Earned first team all-county honors as a senior and was an honor roll student in his final two years.
Parents are Maurice Sutton, Sr., and Gwen Sutton ... Has two older siblings, Terry Barnes (37) and Candace Sutton-Pearson (27) ... Sutton-Pearson played college basketball at the University of North Carolina before graduating in 2004 ... Gwen Sutton played basketball at North Carolina State and Maurice Sutton, Sr., played football at Norfolk State ... A Communication major at Villanova ... Former National Basketball Association forward Chris Gatling is a cousin ... Enjoys spending time with friends and family, prayer and movies ... Selected Villanova over Indiana and Seton Hall.