Suggs right on schedule

In three months, Washington (Mo.) SG, and Husky signee, Scott Suggs will be on campus at Montlake getting his feet wet in the college game. But he's got some other things on his agenda in the coming weeks and he updated on those plus he updated us on how his senior season went.

"We finished 20-8 this year and we won our district," Suggs said with a hint of pride. "It's the first time we won the district in 23 years, I think, and then we lost in the Sectionals to Parkway South."

Suggs finished the season averaging 22.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and three assists per game and for his efforts he was named First Team All-District, First Team All-Metro, First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State.

"I just really tried to do things within the flow of the game," Suggs said when asked if he took games over. "I don't want to try and force things so I just play within the flow of the game, unless things or plays are designed for me. Then I do what I have to do.

"I'm a more mature player now and I know when to take over and when to let things just flow."

Now his focus has turned to working on his game and adding some muscle to his 6-7, 190-pound frame.

"I'm just working out and I'm in the weight room and just making sure I'm ready for when I get up there," Suggs said. "I liked AAU, but I like working out by myself too because I know the things I need to work on so I can assess myself and work on things that I need to work on.

"I think I have a chance to contribute next year, especially with Ryan (Appleby) leaving and that leaving the two-guard spot open. We'll see what happens with people working over this offseason."

So what can Husky fans expect when they see the big guard from the "Show Me" state in his first game action?

"I'm a tall guard who can dribble and shoot and pass the basketball," Suggs said. "I'm just an all-around player. My favorite shot is the mid-range jump shot, but I can pretty much shoot if from anywhere.

"I go up (to Seattle) on July 7th and the coaches have told me just to get in the weight room and get stronger and keep working on everything and make sure I'm knowledgeable that they're moving the three-point line back so to make sure I'm shooting from 20 feet, six inches."

Suggs will be playing in several All-Star games in the coming weeks, but another school function is first and foremost on his mind.

"We have prom on the 19th," Suggs said. "I haven't gotten a tux yet, so I need to get on that this weekend I think."

And what will that tux look like?

"I'll probably just go traditional and get a black one," Suggs said with a chuckle, before adding, "If there's a purple one with a gold bow-tie, I might need to get that and bring it with me for when I get up there."

Whatever he wears on the dance floor, as long as he can shoot the ball on the hardwood, he should fit in nicely with his newfound team.

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