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Jalen Suggs says he's headed west to Gonzaga

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 01/03/20, 10:15PM CST


The 6-5 two-sport star from Minnehaha Academy ended months of speculation that included also getting offers from top Power Five football programs.

Jalen Suggs of Minnehaha Academy announced on ESPN2 that he is headed to Gonzaga University. Photo: David Joles * david.joles@startribune.com

Not long after his Minnehaha Academy team dismantled Park Center 89-68, Jalen Suggs took a courtside seat during of the second game of the night at Minnehaha Academy's Upper Campus. Sierra Canyon (Cal.) and The Patrick School (N.J.), were at halftime and Suggs sat next to the broadcasters who were calling the game on ESPN2. There was an announcement to make.

It took less than minute for throngs of classmates, friends, well-wishers and stargazers to surround him, 10 deep, as he prepared to make his long-awaited college decision on national television. Suggs was all smiles, observing the amount of interest he was generating.

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