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January 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Three questions for three-point specialist Scott Suggs

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Photo credit: Seattle Times – Mark Harrison
Washington junior Scott Suggs (above middle) has started three games and his most recent outing was his best as a starter. He connected on 4 of 5 shots, including two three-pointers and scored 10 points in 21 minutes against Arizona State.
Suggs has fully embraced his role as UW’s spot-up shooter. He leads the Pac-10 with a 47.5 percent accuracy behind the arc and has made at least one trey in 12 of 18 games. He’s also taken the fewest free throws (seven) of anyone in the rotation.
Sunday’s game at Washington State is another opportunity for Suggs to overcome a habit of disappearing on the road. He’s averaging 10.2 games in 10 games at Edmundson Pavilion and 2.6 in eight away games.
THREE QUESTIONS FOR UW’S THREE-POINT SPECIALIST:


(What happens with you when you go on the road?) “Recently it’s been guys have been focused more on making sure I don’t get a shot off or something like at that. It’s been hard to get open looks. But I think I need to be more aggressive. But if it’s not there, it’s not there. You have to make the right play for the right teammate.”
(Are you more comfortable in the starting lineup?) “I think it takes a little bit getting used to just starting off those first four minutes. Definitely in the first four minutes of the game and the first four minutes coming out of halftime, just making sure that you’re mentally focused and ready to play.”
(Has it been a challenge finding your role when you’re sharing the court with Isaiah Thomas, Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Justin Holiday?) “Yeah and a lot of it has to do with just kind of getting comfortable with them. Being aggressive and finding the open area and getting my shot off.”

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