Former Washington standout Scott Suggs will compete with the Orlando Magic in the Orlando Pro Summer League, which begins Saturday. After his first season in the NBA D-League, the 6-6 guard averaged 18.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.0 steals and 36.7 minutes in 47 games for the Erie BayHawks. Here’s a look at former…More
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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).More
Former Washington Huskies guards Scott Suggs and Abdul Gaddy found a home in the NBA Development League. Suggs was taken in the first round (15th overall) in the D-League draft on Friday by the Santa Cruz Warriors, which is the minor league team for the Golden State Warriors. Meanwhile, Gaddy was picked 10th in the second…More
Seven former Washington Huskies competed in the NBA summer leagues that concluded in Las Vegas and Orlando. Here’s a rundown on how they fared. Terrence Ross, Toronto (1st round pick, 2012) Stats (Las Vegas): 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 3.4 turnovers, 24.8 minutes in five games Shooting: 22-52 FG (42.3%), 3-13 3FG (23.1%), 16-18 FT (88.9%) Best…More
Here’s comments gathered by the University of Washington from players talking about Tuesday’s first round game at BYU in the National Invitation Tournament. C.J. WILCOX (What was this day like for you? Were you confident? Nervous? “I was confident that we were going to get in. I wasn’t too worried about it.” (When you saw BYU pop up…More
Here’s comments from UW players following their 61-54 loss to UCLA. SCOTT SUGGS: (On the team having good motion on the court) “We wanted to come in here and finish this season on a wining streak so we gave a lot of effort today. It was fun, I wish we could have given the fans a win.” (On…More
[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”2208262040001″/] Here’s the postgame video (above) of Washington players following their 65-57 win over USC. SCOTT SUGGS (On the final game on Saturday) “It hasn’t really hit me yet but the game should be fun. It’s been a good five years. It won’t be the end of the year, but it will be the last time…More
[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”2201500871001″/] Here’s video (above) of Scott Suggs after Washington’s 72-68 win over Washington State. He finished with 23 points, one shy of his personal best. He also had five three-pointers.More
Fair or unfair, Abdul Gaddy and Scott Suggs (near right) are held up as Exhibit A and Exhibit B when many Washington fans attempt to explain what’s gone wrong with this season.
That’s what happens when you’re senior co-captains. You become a target for criticism. You carry the expectations of a team some believed had NCAA tournament potential.
And when things go wrong, you take the hit. When you lose eight of 10 games, you’re forced to answer difficult questions.
On Saturday when defending regular-season champion Washington was officially eliminated from the Pac-12 title race, Gaddy and Suggs gave a performance that affirmed why some believed the Huskies could have contended for the conference crown again.
They provided the veteran leadership, playmaking and clutch plays that you’d expect from a four-year starter (Gaddy) and a fifth-year senior (Suggs).
And it was fitting they connected on the play that sealed Washington’s 68-59 win at Arizona State.
Leading by three points in the final minute, Gaddy blew past a defender at the top of the key and darted into the lane drawing two more ASU players.
He spotted Suggs standing in the right corner and delivered a perfect pass. Suggs then immediately rose high and drained a three-pointer over sophomore forward Jonathan Gilling who dashed to the corner with his arms extended.
Suggs’ splashed through the net. It was his fourth three-pointer and sixth field goal. He finished with 16 points.
For Gaddy it was his seventh assists. He also had 13 points, five rebounds, a steal and zero turnovers in 32 minutes.
And for Washington, it was a much-needed win after Wednesday’s embarrassing defeat at Arizona. The Huskies proved a lot to their critics Saturday.
They proved they haven’t given up on this season or themselves. They proved they could win a closely contested game on the road even if their leading scorer is a non-factor. They proved they can build a 13-point lead in the second half and keep their composure when ASU closes to within a point 57-56 in the final four minutes.
On the next possession, redshirt freshman guard Andrew Andrews drew a foul and made both free throws.
The Huskies received a bit of good fortune when the Sun Devils missed two open three-pointers that would have tied the score.
However, on the next play Andrews delivered one of the unsung plays of the game. Shawn Kemp Jr. missed a hook shot, but UW retained possession because Andrews climbed over a defender and gathered the rebound.
After a timeout, Gaddy used a screen and was matched against 6-10 ASU freshman forward Eric Jacobsen. Gaddy dribbled the ball between his legs and got Jacobsen off balance before dropping a long jumper at the top of the key.
The Sun Devils answered with a Jahii Carson layup and Washington led 61-58 in the final minute with Gaddy back at the top of the key with the ball and the game in his hands.
This time he connected with Suggs, who made perhaps the biggest shot of his UW career.
After Wednesday’s 70-52 defeat at Arizona, it didn’t seem possible the Huskies could win a game like they did Saturday night. They won because they outrebounded the Sun Devils 35-22. They won with great free throw shooting (12 of 16 for 75 percent). They won because they committed just seven turnovers, their fewest since Jan. 9.
Almost every other significant statistic was virtually even.
It remains to be seen if the win will have serious Pac-12 Tournament implications.
Washington (15-13) is tied with Stanford (16-12) for ninth place in the standings with 7-8 records. But the Huskies would get the higher seed over the Cardinal because UW won its only head-to-head battle.
The Huskies are hoping to finish the regular season with wins during their three-game homestand. They’re hoping they can climb to fourth in the standings and receive a first-round conference tournament bye.
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[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”2185580621001″/] Here’s video (above) of Scott Suggs after Washington’s 68-59 win at Arizona State.More