Jalen Suggs could be announcing his college decision in the coming weeks, and it appears that Gonzaga has as good a shot as any to land the five-star basketball phenom.
Suggs, a 6-foot-4 point guard from Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, is considered the No. 1 player in Minnesota's high school Class of 2020, and he's ranked 11th nationally. Over the weekend, Suggs helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the FIBA Under-19 World Cup in Greece.
He's also a big-time football recruit as a quarterback. Suggs recently told 247 Sports that he's considered playing both sports in college, but doing so would be tough. The bigger question, however, is where he's going to play.
In his "DON'T PRINT THAT" section his column at the Pioneer Press, Charley Walters writes that Suggs " will commit to Gonzaga for basketball, but isn’t ready to announce because that would eliminate an invitation to the Under Armour All-America football game in Orlando, Fla., in January."
Earlier this month, Suggs told 247 Sports that he's considering announcing his decision in early August, adding that Gonzaga, Marquette, Minnesota, Iowa State, Iowa and Michigan also continue to recruit him hard.
"I would say Gonzaga has really prioritized me a lot. They’re definitely at the top of the charts, I talk to the coaching staff almost every day, I talk to Dom [Harris] and Julian [Strawther], who are two recruits who have committed there for 2020, almost every day," Suggs said.
"We’re best friends, I definitely think they’re at the top, and Marquette, Minnesota, Iowa State, Iowa, there’s a lot of schools. Michigan has really emerged, Juwan Howard has talked to me a lot recently. Those schools are still in it as well, so I don’t really have a definitive answer right now but coming soon I will for sure."
Suggs is a four-star recruit in football, with the likes of Minnesota, Georgia, Michigan State and many other power conference schools offering him a scholarship.