Posted On: 05/23/19 7:04 PM

Six-foot-6 Grand Rapids forward John Sutherland is the best 2020 big school scorer that many of you didn't know about, until he put numbers on the board in wins over Fury Zurn and the Matrix (twice) this spring. Sutherland is the latest standout from the GR.

Dusty Rychart.  Alex Illikainen.  Eric Webb.  Austin Pohlen.  Jake Skelly.  Eric Stark.  John Sutherland.  

After scoring 27.5 points with 11.5 rebounds a game as a junior John Sutherland belongs right there with that long list of distinguished group of Thunderhawks basketball players.  Sutherland made 66 percent of his shots inside the arc and another 39 percent of the attempts he took behind it.  Time to make room for another potential 30 a game guy in black and orange. 

"I watched people like Alex Illikainen, Jake Skelly, Brock Schrom, all good players that went on to college and did pretty well," Sutherland said.  "I was able to learn from some of Brock's post moves inside and Skelly moving off of screens and hitting threes.  Stuff like that."

Sutherland had a big year but the Hawks slipped to a 9 win season but when your program has made 10 state tournament appearances in the past 17

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