It’s been a good start to the new year for Scott Suggs.
The former Washington sharpshooter, who stars for the Erie Bayhawks in the NBA Development League, began the year with a career-high tying 28-point performance on Jan. 3.
He missed all eight of his shots and went scoreless in his next outing, but since then Suggs has been sensational.
On Jan. 8, he tallied 27 points while converting 10 of 18 shots, including three-pointers.
And Friday night, Suggs had a game-high 24 points and five three-pointers. Erie is 3-1 in the past four games when Suggs scores.
His 17.4 points points per game is second on the team. He also averages 3.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 36.6 minutes. He’s shooting 43.3 percent on three-pointers and 81.1 percent at the free-throw line. Suggs has s made 10 starts in 16 games this season for Erie (4-12).
SATURDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Continuing the ‘where are they now theme’ former UW player Abdul Gaddy is adjusting to life in the D-League with the Maine Red Claws. Tony Wroten is back with Philadelphia after missing two games. And just in case you missed it, Nate Robinson did something rather extraordinary last Sunday.
— Tacoma native Tre’Shaun Fletcher is a freshman at No. 15 Colorado and he’s looking forward to Sunday’s game at Washington where he’ll have a large gathering of family and friends.
— Oregon State’s Langston Morris-Walker, who grew up in Berkeley, Calif., faces the team who gre up idolizing when California (11-4, 2-0) visits the Beavers (9-6, 1-2) today. It’s the only Pac-12 game on the docket today.
— Allen Crabbe, the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year who left Cal after his junior season, is having trouble adjusting to the NBA.
— Washington State’s leading scorer DaVonte Lacy isn’t expected to return any time soon after suffering a rib injury that forced him to miss the previous game. He also had an appendectomy that caused him to miss two games.
— New USC coach Andy Enfield has received a rude introduction from Pac-12 teams. His USC Trojans are 0-2 in the conference and life doesn’t get any easier when they face No. 1 Arizona on Sunday.
— Nice story in the Salt Lake Tribune on Utah junior center Dallin Bachynski who said he needed to grow up off the court before he could start helping the Utes on the floor.
— It’s a few days old, but it’s always fun to look at NCAA tournament projections from ESPN’s bracket guru Joe Lunardi. He predicts four Pac-12 teams will make the Big Dance: Arizona (No. 1 seed, West region), Colorado (3 – East), UCLA (7 – West) and Oregon (4 – South). California and Stanford are bubble teams.
TODAY’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE:
California (11-4, 2-0) at Oregon State (9-6, 1-2), 5 p.m. PT ……… ESPNU
Pac-12 tally: 11-5 Season tally: 108-27