Justice Sueing

Breaking down 2017 Cal commit Justice Sueing's game

Justice Sueing is a strong commitment for Cal in 2017. Scout breaks down the SoCal small forward's game.

Cal added to an already successful 2017 recruiting class on Wednesday, picking up a commitment from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei’s Justice Sueing.

The 6-foot-6, 205-pound small forward has long been one of the top sleepers on the West Coast in the class but has elevated his game even further as a senior, giving more reason to believe in him at the Pac-12 level.

Sueing, who will be elevated to a four-star prospect in Scout’s final rankings, is one of the most versatile prospects on the West Coast in the class.

He has a nice feel and is a very good passer, which besides his versatility in general and his plus athleticism may be his best attribute. Sueing has a solid wing frame with decent length with room to continue to get stronger.

The lefty is better from midrange than three but is capable of hitting jumpers from both spots. He can hit catch and shoot threes or hit one and two dribble pull-ups, while he also has floaters with both hands. In general, his jumper will be the biggest area of improvement for him moving forward.


Sueing not only has a respectable handle but he also has a quick first step with impressive body control. He’s got a lot of ways to get his shot off and will often use pump fakes to get his defender off balance before making his move.

He has really improved athletically and is very shifty off dribble. His size, athleticism and toughness will allow him to guard multiple positions at the next level. He has room to get stronger and will only improve with added strength.

He comes from good bloodlines as his father played for Hawaii and played professionally overseas.

Cal’s newest commitment complements the other future Bears in 2017 well. Sueing’s versatility and athleticism makes him somewhat of a forward version of Juhwan Harris-Dyson, while Jemarl Baker and Trevin Knell – who will take an LDS mission before arriving in Berkeley – will provide the team with shooting.

This is a successful class for Cuonzo Martin and staff and the commitment of Sueing only takes the Bears’ 2017 haul to the next level.

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