Gonzaga gets signed National Letter of Intent from 5-star recruit Jalen Suggs

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga head coach Mark Few received some good news this morning, a signed National Letter of Intent from five-star recruit Jalen Suggs.

“We are very excited to have Jalen join the program,” Few said. “He has a really bright future, and I look forward to working with him. It has been great getting to know his family through the process.”

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As recent as yesterday, rumors were swirling among college basketball reporters on Twitter that Suggs might opt for the NBA G-League instead of attending college. Receiving this signed NLI made his commitment to the Zags as official as it can be right now.

This was Gonzaga head coach Mark Few’s reaction to the news, according to a press release from the school. They offered more details on the recruit, who had only verbally committed to the Zags until Wednesday.

Suggs is a St. Paul, Minn., native, averaged 23.3 points per game during his senior season at Minnehaha Academy. He also averaged 7.5 rebounds, 5.0 rebounds and 3.9 steals per game helping the Redhawks to a 26-3 record and No. 13 national ranking. As a junior, he averaged 24.2 points, 6.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game. Since beginning his high school career in 2016-17, Minnehaha went 111-15 and won three straight state 2A titles. He finished with 2,945 career points, 883 rebounds, 735 assists, 509 steals and 103 blocked shots in 154 career games.

Adding Suggs officially cements Gonzaga’s star-studded recruiting class for 2020-2021. According to ESPN.com, the Bulldogs have the seventh-best recruiting class in the nation. Suggs himself is the highest-ranked recruit to ever sign with Gonzaga. He is a guard ranked fifth in ESPN’s Top-100 list in the Class of 2020.