Tramar Sutherland (Arkansas Littlerock NCAA I) was the first ever signed athlete to go professional from the Toronto 3D Global Sports program 3 years ago. To have his younger brother Tramique (Bradley NCAA I) sign his rookie contract to play professional basketball with his older brother of the program is more than rare, unique and exciting for any sport athletic organization, its fans and media.
“Tramar Sutherland is another bulldog guard for us,” said KW Titans Head Coach, Serge Langis. “He has great NBLC experience and prides himself on grit and toughness which is so important for us this coming season. Tramar is a physically strong defender and rebounds very well for a guard. After having the opportunity to coach him in Moncton in 2014/15, I really look forward to renewing our player-coach relationship once again,” said Coach Langis.
After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (NCAA DI) in 2012, the 27-year old Toronto, ON, native played his second professional season in the NBL Canada in 2015/16 with the Niagara River Lions where he averaged 6.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game.
“With this being my third season in the NBL, I feel I can bring a certain type of leadership on and off the court which I hope my younger brother and teammates can appreciate and feed off of.” said Tramar Sutherland. “I’m really looking forward to playing with my brother this season, since we have been playing with and against each other for years, we will be very comfortable together.”
Coach Langis is excited to have the younger Sutherland brother on board as well. “Tramique is much like his brother; there’s no doubt he has toughness and grit as well, which I am sure Tramar had drilled it into him growing up. Tramique has a real nose for getting in the lane and finding open teammates. He’s another point guard that can play the off-guard position and not miss a beat which is very important for us to have this season,” said Coach Langis.
Tramique completed his college degree at the University of Texas-Permian Basin (NCAA DII) after a commendable season with Bradley University (NCAA I) where he started 24/24 games and averaged 11.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals a game. Before Bradley, Tramique attended Hill College (NJCCAA I), where he was named MVP of the Championship Finals, averaging 20 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals per game. The 23-year old Toronto, ON, native recently was the only All-Canadian 3D Global Sports player to participate in all 9 games of their 2016 China tour.
Tramique is looking forward to make his professional debut with the KW Titans in the NBLC this coming season. “I am really excited to have my first opportunity to play professionally and especially with my brother, Tramar, as he has been a role model for me growing up. He has told me a lot about the league, so I know I need to play hard and be consistent with my approach every single day. I plan on bringing a lot of positive energy to the team. I want to play my heart out and produce every time the opportunity is there. I’m really excited about moving to Kitchener; I hear it’s a great city and it’s close to my hometown, Toronto. I’m ready to get started,” said Tramique Sutherland.
Tramique and Tramar Sutherland Highlight Video Below: