Throughout his junior season and ensuing summer on the AAU circuit, Justice Sueing showed the ability to play at the high major level.
At 6-foot-6 and 180 pounds, the Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei 2017 small forward is a versatile athlete who can play as a big three or small four at the next level, is a plus athlete who guards multiple positions, can really pass and is an efficient scorer from midrange and in.
Sueing has taken his game to the next level as a senior and it’s led to an expanded recruitment.
“Since the beginning of last year I feel like I’ve developed really well,” Sueing said. “Coach is pushing me and I’m pushing myself. I’m working out all the time and trying to keep improving.”
As of now, there are three programs at the forefront of Sueing’s recruitment, with one of them holding a head start.
Utah bringing in Sueing for an official visit and making a strong impression on that trip was a big deal for the unsigned senior.
“Utah took a huge step and showed they really want me,” he said. “They’re doing a great job recruiting me.
“I like the environment and the people there; they really welcomed me and my family. They explained how I would fit into their system and it was really intriguing for me.”
While Sueing wouldn’t come out and call Utah his leader, it’s clear the Utes are in a favorable position.
“I don’t know if Utah is the favorite but they’ve definitely done a great job,” Sueing said. “They’ve shown me their interest level in me. They have a path for me and the coaching staff wants to help make me a better person and player and help me get to the next level.”
Arizona State and Cal have yet to offer Sueing but both are staying in contact and he’s interested in each program.
“I know ASU is a good program and I have friends who are there,” he said. “Cal has been recruiting me for a while and I’m going to see how that plays out but I know it’s a good program.”
Sueing says that the earliest he could see himself making a decision is in January but for now his focus is elsewhere.
“Right now I’m just playing and focusing on the season, trying to win state,” Sueing said. “As far as picking a college, I’ll figure it out. I feel very comfortable that I’ll pick a college that really want me and wants to develop me.”