With most players on campus and the season opener about four months away, it is time to meet some of the new players who will be suiting up for the Aztecs. One of the new additions is 6-1 point guard Devin Watson from Oceanside, California.
Watson is a transfer from the University of San Francisco. In two years with the Dons he averaged 14.3 points per game. During his freshman year he averaged 8.4 points and 2.5 assists. Watson vastly improved as a sophomore, when he averaged 20.3 points and 4.9 assists per game and shot 35% from three-point range.
The addition of Watson will really help improve the team. He will help the offense by creating more ball movement and spreading the floor. Aztec fans will love that he brings energy and plays like he has a “chip on his shoulder,” since he was under-recruited out of high school at Army-Navy Academy and El Camino High.
Also, something the Aztecs Basketball team has not had in a while is a true point guard. Now they have that with Watson and he is that player the Aztecs really need to succeed. He brings lots of leadership from the point guard position that we have not had in a few years. With him likely in the Aztecs starting lineup the team will feature a three-guard lineup of Watson, Jeremy Hemsley and Trey Kell. Hopefully, Watson will help lead the team back to the NCAA Tournament where they have not been in two years.