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Glynn Watson Jr.

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Name: Glynn Watson Jr.

School: Nebraska

Season: Sophomore

ESPN High School Ranking: 73 (2015)

Birthdate: March 9, 1997 (19)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois


- Parents - Glynn Sr. and Sabrina Watson

- Older half-brother is Demetri McCamey from Illinois - mom had 2 kids from prior spouse

- Brother DeAndre coached Glynn in High School

High School: St. Joseph High School


- Big Ten Freshman of the Week in February 2016

- Fall 2015 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team - to recognize his service in the community

Twitter: Glynn_Watson30

Instagram: Glynn_Watson30

Height: 6'0 (Numbers taken from 2014 USA Basketball Camp)

Weight: 159

Wingspan: 6'2

Injury History: N/A

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Appears very close with family (parents and half-brothers)

- Describes himself as pass-first PG

- Wasn't guaranteed starting role - liked competition and challenge of having to earn it

- Competitive

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 8.6 PPG

- 2.4 APG

- 1.9 RPG

- 1.2 SPG

- 39% FG

- 27% 3

- 79% FT

Sophomore Season Stats: Through 9 Games

- 13.2 PPG

- 3.3 RPG

- 3 APG

- 2.1 SPG

- 45% FG

- 31% 3

- 90% FT


- 1st in steals per game in the Big Ten in 2016-17 (2.1)

Position: PG

Greatest Strength: Speed + Quickness

Greatest Weakness: Size

Athleticism: 8

Aggression: 7

Speed: 8

Strength: 5

Lateral Movement: 8

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 5

3 point shooting: 6

Jumpshot: 7

Ability to finish at the rim: 6

Post moves: N/A

Handle: 7

Passing: 6

Rebounding: 5

Motor: 8

Touch: 6

Hands: 8

On ball defense: 8

Help defense: 8

Steals: 9

Blocks: 4

Pick and Roll: 

- Elite pick-and-roll defender - slithers over screens and gets his body infront of driving guards

- Lightning quick using ball screens and getting into the lane - can finish around the hoop but will have serious problems in the NBA against larger defenders

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Very quick

- Incredible stealing instincts

- Highly aware defender - Does great job of staying with man but also his off-ball defense is elite - always knows when/where to stunt/help

- Elite defensive footwork

- Very quick penetrator - can always beat his man to the hoop

- Good rebounder for his size

Game Analysis: 

- vs. Clemson

- #12 Avry Holmes

- #5 Jaron Blossomgame

- #4 Shelton Mitchell

- Drive right towards middle, dribbles off foot for turnover

- Uses right ball screen at right 45, very quick first step to create separation and hits baseline jumper

- Fires pass into big under hoop - turnover

- Catch and shoot right corner 3 blocked by Blossomgame

- Incredible steal - pretends to run back but comes back to ball and intercepts crosscourt pass after inbounds - gets easy layin

- Fights through right ball screen and stays infront of man

- Great stunt on drive

- Good hesitation dribble at top of key and drive right - blowby - misses layup high off glass 

- Catches at top of key, denies left ball screen, drives right hangs and gets blocked, but does not give up - gets offensive rebound and floats it right back in - making winning plays

NBA Comparison: Ish Smith/Aaron Brooks

Current Ability: 6

Projection as an NBA Player: 6.5

Projected Draft Spot: 2nd Round

Opinion: Watson is not an efficient scorer and needs to develop his floor game, but he is lightning quick getting in the lane offensively, and is an elite defender. He has a natural ability to get in the lanes off-ball defensively, as well as make on-ball steals. He knows when and where to help and has natural instincts of where the ball is going. Watson will need to become a knockdown shooter because he will likely never be able to draw many fouls. He has the potential to be a 2nd-3rd string PG because he can run a team without forcing plays and provide some offensive punch. I like Watson as a 2nd round pick with good backup PG potential.