After helping lead his team to a 3-1 opening weekend at the Generation Next Basketball Association (GNBA) Eastern Conference, Jalen Suggs will most certainly be a player that will be a problem for opposing teams in the preceding sessions this season.
Suggs is a match up nightmare, bigger than most guards his size and quicker than most guys his size at his current age. Suggs plays with intensity on both the offensive and defensive end scoring with ease of the bounce or with the jumpshot. On defensive he uses his length to hound ball handlers, but he also causes havoc in the passing lanes initiating the break to get easy scores for himself or his teammates.
One of Suggs most impressive games of the weekend came in his teams opening game win over the WI Shooters in which he shot 8/11 from the 3-point line. Suggs scored 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assist and 3 steals to tip of his teams GNBA season.
In a day 2 victory over Ray Allen Select, Suggs had 23 points but what was more impressive was Suggs had a resounding 19 rebounds. Suggs unlike most guards actively tracks the ball for rebounds. Suggs seems to take pride in his ability to rebound the ball.
Suggs is a prospect with great size and instincts for a player his age. Suggs is a natural leader, you can tell garners teammates respect by how they respond to his play and demeanor on the court. Suggs fills a stat sheet totaling numbers in every important matrix on the court. With his continued performance he will be a GNBA All-star and a name that we all will continue to hear ring out.
Suggs averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2.5 assist. He measured at a floor impact per game of 37.25, which was not only the leader among the 6th grade division but also the leader overall regardless of grade. Make no mistake this young talent is the real deal and with continued growth and development he looks the part of a bright young star on the rise.