Now, after just one year of junior college hoops, Suggs is committed to play at an even bigger stage.
Suggs recently committed to play basketball at Washington State University, starting in the 2015-16 season.
He initially announced his intent to play for Washington while at a dinner with the Cougars’ coaches during a visit to the school.
“I announced it and everyone hugged me,” he said. “My mom was crying.”
It would have been hard for her not to be. Her son had just made his dreams come true.
“This is what I pictured,” Suggs said, “and it’s finally happening.”
It’s happening after a brief detour right out of high school. Suggs, while a standout for the Royals, didn’t receive any Division-I scholarship offers right off the bat.
So he took his talents to Gillette College — a two-year community college in Gillette, Wyoming, a relatively small town with a population of less than 30 thousand people.