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July 16, 2012 at 11:15 PM

NSCC Summer League recap

Fun time at the North Seattle Community College Summer League tonight. Contrary to the previous post, most Huskies who had been away this summer returned to Seattle and made their debut.
In the nightcap, junior guard C.J. Wilcox and senior guard Scott Suggs got their first taste of the NSCC Summer League while playing sparingly against a team led by sophomore forward Shawn Kemp Jr. and redshirt freshman guard Andrew Andrews.
Even though their minutes were limited, Wilcox and Suggs dominated when they were on the floor together. Their team led 20-4 midway in the first half when they went to the bench. They led 38-24 at the break and ultimately claimed a 68-58 win.
After sitting out last season due to a broken toe, physically Suggs looks the same while Wilcox appears broader in the shoulders. He also seemed to move better than he has in a long time, which suggest the stress fracture in his left femur has healed.
It was interesting watching them for the first time together in a competitive game with officials and an audience. They have an easy rapport on and off the court. Their games are so similar they could be twins. Both are outstanding shooters, but they seemed to make a concerted effort to get to the rim. Wilcox flushed a putback dunk off of a Suggs miss and Suggs looked comfortable going inside for rebounds. Wilcox also ran the offense for a couple of possessions and nearly lost the ball both times.
Suggs and Wilcox each finished with 12 points while Kemp had 11 and Andrews 10.


OTHER GAMES:
— Sporting a neatly trimmed beard and mohawk-style haircut, sophomore Martin Breunig looked a little rusty while paired with senior guard Abdul Gaddy. Breunig had a weakside block and the 6-8 sophomore is muscular, but he just doesn’t have the demeanor of a low-post player. It’s silly to make predictions based off of just one summer league game, but Breunig didn’t grab nearly enough rebounds or make an impact inside to suggest he’s ready to contribute in a major way in the paint this season. He had two dunks thanks to Gaddy who dished lobs at the rim.
Breunig scored 13 points while Gaddy, who had 20, spent most of the first half looking to set up teammates. When his team trailed 45-37 in the second half, he became more aggressive offensively. Still Gaddy and Breunig surprisingly lost 70-62.
— In an intriguing matchup of UW scorers, Husky newcomer Mark McLaughlin poured in 28 points to lead his squad to a 93-58 win while the official score book has 29 for sophomore Hikeem Stewart. They rarely defended each other and took a boatload of shots to get their points.

Comments | Topics: Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, Mark McLaughlin

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