Standout Gonzaga guard and possible top-five decide Jalen Suggs has opted to enter the 2021 NBA Draft and can forgo his remaining school eligibility, he introduced Monday on ESPN’s “The Soar” (hyperlink by way of Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com).
As a freshman on a star-studded Zags squad, Suggs put up comparatively modest scoring numbers in comparison with different high prospects, rating third on his staff with 14.4 factors per sport.
Nevertheless, Suggs crammed up the field rating with 5.3 RPG, 4.5 APG and 1.9 SPG to go together with a .503/.337/.761 capturing line in 30 video games (28.9 MPG), and he had some memorable moments throughout Gonzaga’s run to the NCAA title sport, together with a game-winning time beyond regulation buzzer-beater within the staff’s Ultimate 4 matchup in opposition to UCLA. He was voted a consensus Second Crew All-American.
Suggs is a part of the highest tier of 2021 prospects, at present rating third on ESPN’s large board. In his scouting report, Mike Schmitz notes that Suggs is a little bit of a streaky shooter and has common size relative to his peak, however he says that he’s already a mature decision-maker and a troublesome defender.
Whereas they’re awaiting draft selections from a few of their different key gamers, the Bulldogs could not miss a beat as Suggs departs, having secured a dedication from No. 1 highschool recruit Chet Holmgren.