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April 13, 2008 10:00 AM

Suggs wins Mr. Show-Me Basketball Award, more

Posted by Bob Condotta

Washington recruit Scott Suggs was honored this week with the Mr. Show-Me Basketball Award, given to the top high school player in the state of Missouri.

Here's an article detailing the award.

Suggs celebrated by scoring 12 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing out five assists while playing for a team of Missouri All-Stars against a team from Illinois in the McDonald's Riverwar High School Basketball All-Star Games.

For those who haven't seen Suggs play, here are some clips courtesy of YouTube.

WILL CONROY UPDATE --- The former Husky is back in the NBA D-League and had a big game last night, scoring 21 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds.

HAWES STARTING TO SHINE --- Speaking of former Huskies, in case you haven't noticed, Spencer Hawes is beginning to prove his worth as an NBA player. Due to an injury to Brad Miller, Hawes has been starting of late for the Sacramento Kings and playing well.

As his stats here show, he's averaging 11.3 points and 6.8 rebounds in just over 31 minutes in April, shooting almost 47 percent from the floor.

Most impressive are performances in wins on back-to-back nights this weekend as he hit 12-19 shots and averaged 13 points, six rebounds and three assists in victories over Portland and New Orleans. With Hawes playing regularly, the Kings have won four of six games.

CRAZY PAC-10 --- Bud Withers of our staff had a good column today analyzing some of the craziness in the Pac-10 since the end of the season.

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Posted by Cade

12:28 PM, Apr 13, 2008

For all the flaque directed at coach Romar by contributors on this blog and from other media outlets, no one can deny his ability to recruit.

That he was able to capture Missouri's top high school player is amazing: a reminder of his ability to bring talent to the University of Washington, that would have once been unimaginable.

Go Dawgs!

Posted by AZ Dawg

5:28 PM, Apr 13, 2008

Suggs looks like a gem. Should be a great addition to the team and an instant contributor next year.

Thanks for the info., Bob!

Posted by mattysimone

5:38 PM, Apr 13, 2008

for as much as I dreamed that hawes would be a husky, I think he was one of the worst things that happen to us in the last 5 years......just my thoughts. congrats to him

Posted by thejanitor

8:43 PM, Apr 13, 2008


This guy is starting to remind me of BRoy.

6-7, rebounds, driving and defense.

And a very nice kid.

Posted by Fred

12:11 AM, Apr 14, 2008

I'm glad to see that Spencer finally gives a....., I mean, cares.

Reminds me of the 2nd UCLA game from last year. When he finally showed up.

Posted by bocott nike

6:39 AM, Apr 14, 2008

So, if Romar is an outstanding recruiter, do the last two non-tournament (not counting the CBI) seasons suggest he isn't a great coach? I'm just curious because if you have great talent and you're a great coach then I think the on court results would be a bit better than they have the last two years.

Posted by Guy

11:44 AM, Apr 14, 2008

Boycott has a "y" genius.

We lost Webster entirely and Hawes early. Other recruits couldn't handle the pressure and competition of NCAA basketball. This all happened in the last two years. The fact that we struggled is not a surprise.

Suggs and Thomas are natural scorers, which we are in sore need of. Defense can be taught and willed through effort, but these two guy's natural ability to score and make plays will take us back to the top. Romar is doing just fine.

Posted by scott

2:59 PM, Apr 14, 2008

Any info on 09 recruiting? I sure would like to see Siva a Dawg ASAP. He's exactly the sort of guy they need to keep here. Siva, Overton and IT will cause some problems for opposing guards.

Posted by mattysimone

3:11 PM, Apr 14, 2008

siva is a pipe dream....write it down, take a picture and do what ever you gotta do but ill bet the house he wont be a dawg ( az or Louisville) he thinks for some reason hes a one and done anyway. id like to see us get a kid with the last name kemp and another last name peyton no relation to gary

Posted by grant

4:29 PM, Apr 14, 2008

Matty simone,
Do you know something about Siva that the rest of us don't? Being one and done does not preclude him from coming to UW (see Hawes, Spencer). He's a local guy, Venoy is a former HS team mate, and Romar has a proven track record of preparing players (especially guards) for the NBA. So why not the Huskies? We might not get him, but I wouldn't describe it as a pipe dream either. Don't give up on him until there is reason to do so.

Posted by 206er

5:23 PM, Apr 14, 2008

suggs is a baller! i'm really excited for this guy. i think the seattle people don't give him guite enough attention because he plays all the way over in missouri. if he was from washington people would be getting a lot more excited. so far i like what i hear/see. let's hope it translates to the next level. go dawgs!!

Posted by theDrape

8:10 PM, Apr 14, 2008

FYI - Washington listed in "last four out" of some espn dude's bracket for next year. Not much, but something.

Posted by marc

8:41 PM, Apr 14, 2008

Check out IT's YouTube if you want to see the real deal.

Posted by dawgzilla

11:46 PM, Apr 14, 2008

spencer hawes ruined husky basketball. he is not welcome any where near seattle. ever again.

Posted by Royal

6:50 AM, Apr 15, 2008

On Suggs, looks like player who plays very sure of himself and controlled. With a slow tempo.

On Hawes congrats to him for playing well. I wasn't sure that he could.

Posted by ID Dawg

11:16 AM, Apr 15, 2008


I for one believe Suggs is going to be a great player, I can't speak for the rest of dawg fans, but I don't think he's being overlooked. He's that big guard that can score when you need points, play defense and just do everything. Anytime we've got a 6' 7" guard coming in now days people are afraid to hype him up because of who came before him, but if he stay 4 years I believe he could develop into a GREAT player.

As far as Siva and future recruiting go.... I don't know about Siva, if he's interested in staying or going, but didn't Overton say he would be surprised if Siva isn't a dawg next year? I thought I heard that, and he'd know better than I. These next few years there is some great local talent coming up, so hopefully we can land those recruits. Josh Smith in 2010, Tony Wroten in 2011.... I'm bummed that the kid from Bellermine is going to Arizona, he would've been a great addition to this team. Oh well though, the future looks bright, there's no reason to be down on Romar, every program hits speed bumps. Just remember what it was before him every time you get annoyed with him!

Posted by stephen djorbua

1:48 PM, Jun 15, 2008

i need more about nba in basketball

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