August 9, 1961|
Los Angeles, California
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John C. Fremont|
(Los Angeles, California)
|NBA draft||1983 / Round: 7 / Pick: 152nd overall|
|Selected by the Kansas City Kings|
|1983–1984||Kansas City Kings|
|1985–1986||Florida Stingers (CBA)|
|1985–1986||Geelong Supercats (Australia)|
|2000–2001||San Diego Wildfire (ABA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Dane Lee Suttle (born August 9, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player, formerly of the NBA's Kansas City Kings. A 6'3 Guard, Suttle was a star at Pepperdine University from 1979-83.
Suttle attended John C. Fremont High School in Los Angeles and committed to Pepperdine. Suttle played for the Waves from 1979–83 and was a two-time West Coast Conference all-conference pick and the 1983 co-player of the year with teammate Orlando Phillips. While at Pepperdine, Suttle led the Waves to back to back NCAA tournament appearances in 1982 and 1983. Suttle left Pepperdine as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,702 points.
One of the low points in his college career took place in the 1983 NCAA tournament. Pepperdine, the eleven seed in the West Region, faced North Carolina State in the first round and had been leading by six points in overtime. With twenty nine seconds left, Suttle was fouled and went to the free throw line for a one-and-one. He missed the first shot, enabling a change of possession with the Waves still leading by four. Suttle was fouled again on the inbound play and missed again, and North Carolina State would eventually score again on their own missed one-and-one the very next time they had the ball. The game went to a second overtime, where Suttle fouled out of the game and North Carolina State won on their road to the national championship.
After completing his collegiate eligibility, Suttle was drafted by the Kansas City Kings in the 7th round (152nd pick overall) in the 1983 NBA Draft. He made the team and played in 46 games over the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons. Suttle averaged 5.9 points and 1.0 assists per game over his NBA career.
After Suttle's professional career ended, he became a private basketball tutor. His son, Dane Jr., followed in his footsteps and plays at Pepperdine University.