By Mark Carroll - Blog Coordinator
North Carolina Central's transition to Division I college basketball could get a lot smoother this year, thanks to a couple transfers from the Big 12. Forwards Dominique Sutton and Ray Willis will be eligible to play in the 2011-2012 season, and fans can definitely expect a boost for this year's Eagles team.
The two teamed up Wednesday night to lead Team Jamison to a 105-64 victory over 751 South in dominating fashion. During the rout, the two new faces for NCCU made their presence known.
Sutton, formerly of Kansas State, had 14 points at the break, but showed off his versatility in a second half performance that included a four-point play after he was fouled on a deep 3-pointer. The Durham native, primarily known for his defensive and rebounding skills, drew the loudest cheers on the offensive end with his explosive dunks and long-range ability.
Oklahoma transfer Willis was also a fan favorite, blowing away the opposition with his exceptional ability in transition. The redshirt junior is a tremendous scorer, and his athletic ability makes him tough to stop when playing up-tempo basketball.
After last year's .500 season, Sutton and Willis will be stepping in to lead the Eagles into MEAC play.