Suggs Sidelined For A Month

One of the best prospects in the Midwest is on the shelf until January. Scott Suggs had minor surgery on Monday to repair an injury he recently sustained.

A near perfect beginning to his junior season took a twist recently when Scott Suggs, one of the top wing prospects in the Midwest, suffered a broken wrist bone in his left hand during his first game of the season.

The 6-foot-5, 180 pound Washington (Mo.) High standout will be on the shelf until early January having had surgery on Monday to repair the break.

"It was his non-shooting hand," Ron Suggs, Scott's father told "He was going up for a dunk in a game and he came down to brace himself. It was the first half of the first game.

"He finished with 20 that game and came back and finished with 32 the next game. He knew he did something wasn't right but he didn't want to say anything. He ended up getting the MVP of the tournament with a broken wrist."

On Monday night, Suggs was resting comfortably armed with an excellent short and long term prognosis. "He'll be out until the 1st of January. He's going to be fine. He's in good spirits and he's going to see the game from a different perspective.

"They allowed him to be an assistant coach. He'll do some scouting and help them break down film and he'll get to work on a different aspect of his game."

Suggs, who added weight since the end of summer, added offers too. Wisconsin, Indiana State, Illinois, Missouri, St. Louis, Southern Illinois, Purdue, Washington, Clemson, Florida, Virginia and Bradley tossed their hats into the ring.

"Kansas, UNC are always calling and have been by the school," Suggs' mother said. "They sent faxes and letters when he was injured. They haven't offered but they're very active. So is Wake Forest.

"He's flattered because he's worked hard and wants to get a scholarship but he's taking his time."

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