Riccardo Fois, a player development coach for the Phoenix Suns, believes Rui Hachimura, who spent the last three seasons with him while he was on the Gonzaga University coaching staff, will be a great pro — not just a good one — in the NBA.

"I think he's going to be a great player," Fois said of Hachimura, who was the No. 9 overall draft pick by the Washington Wizards in June, right after the player had a game-high 25 points in his team's 76-71 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Summer League on Thursday at Thomas & Mack Center.

"He has everything to be great. He knows what it takes. Obviously, the NBA players are the best players in the world. If you want to be one of the best players in the world, you are going to go get it."