NSCC Hoops Recap

SEATTLE - I went up to North Seattle Community College to check out the Summer League happenings, and ended up watching nearly three games' worth of action. Ten current and former Huskies were involved in the games I saw.

Game One: Abdul Gaddy (white shorts), Martin Breunig (blue shorts) and Matthew Bryan-Amaning in white. Gaddy was his usual steady self, showing an okay stroke but mostly just running the show from the point. Breunig had glimpses but for the most part just didn't participate that much to get a real good feel for his development. As the video will show, it was the MBA Show on offense. He tried to do it all, and while he was somewhat successful he was also wildly off at times.

Game Two: Andrew Andrews (UW shorts) and Shawn Kemp in white versus Jernard Jarreau in black. Loved Jarreau in this game, although I'd like to see him penetrate more offensively. He seemed to settle too many times for the mid-range jumper - which was sporadic at best. But defensively he was definitely a shot-blocking presence and his handles are as advertised. He's absolutely an outside-in offensive player. Kemp was less spectacular overall. He looked tired, honestly. Sometimes when he would ask for the ball on the post he would come up with a nice array of moves, but since it was just summer league that didn't happen nearly as much as it should to get him completely in the game. Andrews is a star in the making. At times he just made the game look effortless, showing crossover and step-back abilities that could rival anyone playing in the NBA. But in the second half he stopped looking for his offense and kind of disappeared for long stretches.

Game Three: Scott Suggs (white sleeves) and C.J. Wilcox wearing black versus Desmond Simmons (blue shorts/white stripe) and Hikeem Stewart (black and white shorts) wearing white tops. Simmons and Stewart started this game out on fire, with 'Ice Cream' (Stewart) nailing a couple early threes and Simmons stalking the glass. It was great to see Suggs back in there and showing that he's 100 percent healthy. Because it's summer league he wasn't playing the team game he's known to do at UW, but it was nice nonetheless to see him out getting a run and working on his game. His stroke from deep is still very much there. Wilcox didn't do much in the part of the game that I watched.

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