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March 22, 2009 at 8:58 PM

Suggs looking to future

As the Huskies look to next year, one of the more hard-to-read players is Scott Suggs.
The 6-6 swingman arrived with a lot of fanfare after winning the Mr. Basketball award in Missouri last year.
But then he hardly played for the Huskies, essentially not playing a minute in a game that was in doubt after the early-January home game against Stanford. He played just 85 minutes overall scoring 24 points.
UW coach Lorenzo Romar said this week he has lost no faith in what Suggs can do, saying “I think he could be an all-conference performer for us” and that all Suggs needs is some time to mature.
After the loss to Purdue, Suggs said he expects that maturation to happen at Washington.
“I’ll be here next year,” he said.
Of his season, he said “yeah. it was hard watching. But this was a good learning experience for me and I’ll take it in stride and hopefully use it as motivation for next year.”
Asked what needs to happen to get on the floor more, Suggs said continuing to get bigger and stronger and honing his defensive skills.
“Basically just work on my defense and make sure I improve on that next year,” he said.
Of his weight, Suggs said he is about 188 now after arriving weighing about 178.
He said he’s been working regularly with strength coach Matt Ludwig and wants to get right back to those sessions to “get a head start on next year.”
The addition of Abdul Gaddy and C.J. Wilcox means there will be a lot of competition in the backcourt next year. But Suggs said he isn’t awed by it.
“It will just be another situatioin for all of us to compete for another spot in the rotation,” he said.

Comments | Topics: Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, Scott Suggs

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