Photo Credit: Michelle Chopp (Michelle Chopp Photography)

Player: Tharius Suggs
School: Middle Creek
Height: 6’2
Class: 2021

Game Description/ Focus this offseason (Tharius Suggs):

“I’m a playmaker that can score at will and can easily recognize defenses and can make on the fly adjustments.  I’m working on my consistency hitting from the perimeter and working on going both ways as much as I want and my on-ball defense.”

Basketball season in review:

Middle Creek had a strong season last year, finishing the season 20-8 overall.  Led by multiple rising seniors, 6’2 Tharius Suggs proved that he can be extremely productive on both ends of the court.  This past season, Suggs averaged 18 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds, 3, steals, and took 34 charges (school record).  He knocked down 33 3-pointers and shot 46 percent from the floor, while also showing his aggressive nature of getting to the line (123 made free throws).

Production on the field:

Not only is Suggs extremely productive on the court but he also is a dual-sport athlete showing that he can get it done on the football field.  This past football season, Suggs played in 10 games and caught 40 receptions for 545 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 13.6 yards per reception.

What has been said by Phenom Hoops:

“The junior guard plays with a strong feel to his game, as he played through contact multiple times.  Also showed that he has range in his game, knocking down a few 3-pointers.  Suggs showcased leadership, good handles, and ability to break down defender’s one-on-one.” – Patrick O’Brien in 2019

“Suggs is a two-sport star at Middle Creek and is part of a young core along with Sam Perez, Quincy Pugh, and many others that should carry Middle Creek the next couple of seasons.  Suggs might be the most talented and productive of the group due to his level of competing on every single possession.  From watching this team in Summer ball it’s clear that Suggs has the keys and will be the feature guard for this young group.  He’s an incredible athlete in every sense of the word, displaying strength and quickness that most kids his age would only dream of having, and he’s worked on his jumper in a major way which should translate to the court this season where he should see much-improved efficiency now that he already has a season of varsity basketball under his belt.” – Miles Masercola in 2018

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