Despite the distance, it was a familial relationship that ultimately turned the tide. "We feel like we're sending him to an extension of our family," Ron Suggs told Scout.com.
The 6-foot-6 Suggs attends Washington High in Missouri and rolled with the St. Louis Eagles in the summer. As a junior, Suggs averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds. He was an all-metro 3rd team selection.
The commitment is big news for the Huskies who have corralled themselves 4 Top 100 prospects. In a recruiting era in which the Pac-10 is loading up, the Huskies are arming themselves for the future. Point guard Isaiah Thomas was the first pledge. Shooting guard Elston Turner, the owner of a big summer hot streak was next followed by big man Tyreese Breshers.
Suggs checks in as the highest rated recruit of the bunch.