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August 15, 2007 at 10:02 AM

Suggs is a Husky

Just got off the phone with Ron Suggs, the father of Scott Suggs, who confirmed that his son has indeed decided to commit to Washington.
“He gave Lorenzo (Romar) a call this morning and made it official,” said Ron Suggs. “He’s pretty excited about it.”
Scott Suggs is a 6-5 shooting guard from Washington, Mo., who is the fourth commit for UW’s Class of 2008.
Ron Suggs said one of the key factors in his son’s choosing UW over Missouri and Illinois was his close relationship with Romar.
The two families have known each other for years as one of Romar’s best friends growing up, Herb Anderson, later became a good friend of the Suggs’ family.
“He’s known him since he was 9-10 years old,” Ron Suggs said. “And when he took that visit up there in March he got a really warm receptioni from the fans, and he liked the atmosphere around the team, the team camaderie. You can literally see that it’s a close-knit team and they have solid leadership.
“The toughtest thing for Scott was leaving home, and that was a big decision for him. But he realized that his passion to play for Lorenzo (was bigger than his concerns over leaving home).
“He’s really understood and kept in touch with what has been going on at Washington — it’s not like he just discovered them. We’ve stayed up and watched games the last four years, and taped games, and it’s just a great atmosphere.”
Ron Suggs said one of the clinching moments came in a phone call with Romar recently when Scott Suggs said he got off the phone and realize they had talked for 40 minutes and not once had they talked about basketball.
“Lorenzo is a very good teacher and Scott is just like a sponge,” Ron Suggs said.
Ron Suggs added that Scott made his decision a few days ago but wanted to make sure before telling anybody. He made those calls today.
UPDATE: Talked to one person who has seen all four of UW’s incoming recruits and he told me that Suggs may be the best of the bunch.
“He’s a really good get for them,” the person said. “He might have the best chance to be an NBA player someday because he’s a big guard.”
Also worth noting is that of the incoming recruits, Suggs and Tyreese Breshers have qualified while Isaiah Thomas and Elston Turner Jr., have yet to do so.

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