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Blair

Watson

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Guard
Height: 6'0"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Nutley, N.J.
High School: Nutley
Experience: High School

Bio

As a Sophomore (2017-18): Made first career start vs. Albany...added a career-high 16 points with 4 threes, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, an assist and a block (Nov. 10)...hit three first half threes and finished with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists vs. #4 South Carolina (Nov. 13)...hit 3 threes for 13 points with 4 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block vs. Niagara (Nov. 16)...added 7 points with 7 steals, 6 boards and 2 blocks at #1 UConn (Nov. 19)...hit 5 threes for 18 points with 5 boards, 4 steals, 2 assists, a block vs. Howard (Nov. 21)...hit career-best 6 threes for career-high 20 points with 4 steals, 3 assists, 2 boards vs. Kennesaw State (Nov. 24)...added 2 threes with 4 boards, 2 steals and a block in win at Virginia (Nov. 29)...grabbed 4 boards with 3 assists, a three at Akron (Dec. 2)...scored 13 points, 7 assists, 4 steals, 3 blocks, 3 boards vs. The Mount (Dec. 6)...hit four threes in the first half and went on an 8-0 run herself in the first quarter...scored 19 points with 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists vs. George Washington (Dec. 8)...went 9-17 from the field with 6 threes for career-high 24 points, 3 boards, 6 assists, 2 steals and a block vs. Loyola (Dec. 11)...hit career-high 7 of 9 threes for 23 points with 4 assists, 3 steals and no turnovers at Coppin State (Dec. 20)...hit 6 threes for 22 points, career-high 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals and a block vs. Illinois (Dec. 28)...went 5--for-4 from outside the arc for a team-high 15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 assists in win at Penn State (Dec. 31)...hit 3 threes, all in the fourth quarter, for 13 points with 4 boards, 2 assists, 2 blocks and a steal in win over #18 Iowa (Jan. 4)...hit 2 threes with 6 boards, 2 assists and a steal at Wisconsin (Jan. 7).

As a Freshman (2016-17): Added 2 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists in Maryland debut (Nov. 13)...went 4-5 from the field for 9 points with 4 steals, 3 rebounds and an assist vs. Mount St. Mary's (Nov. 18)...added 2 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals at Niagara (Nov. 20)...grabbed 3 boards in win over #21 Arizona State (Nov. 25)...hit 3 key free throws with 5 boards and 2 assists vs. Washington State (Nov. 26)...hit two threes for 10 points with 3 boards, 3 assists, 3 steals vs. UMBC (Dec. 4)...added 10 points with 2 threes, 6 steals, 3 boards, 3 assists and a block vs. Towson (Dec. 6)...hit 2 threes with an assist and a block vs. Saint Peter's (Dec. 8)...grabbed 3 boards with 2 blocks and 3 steals at Loyola (Dec. 12)...added a three with 2 boards, 3 assists and a block at Duquesne (Dec. 21)...nabbed a big steal and a score just before halftime with a rebound vs. #1 Connecticut (Dec. 29)...hit 2 threes for 8 points with 2 steals, a rebound and an assist at Nebraska (Jan. 4)...grabbed 2 boards and 2 steals vs. Northwestern (Jan. 7)...added 5 points, 6 boards, 2 blocks in 20 minutes at Illinois (Jan. 26)...grabbed 2 boards with a steal vs. Iowa (Jan. 29)...grabbed 2 rebounds with an assist and a block at Indiana (Feb. 5)...went 4-9 from the field with 2 threes for 10 points, 2 boards, 2 blocks in 21 minutes vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 15)...grabbed a career-high 7 boards with 5 points in 15 minutes off the bench at #12 Ohio State (Feb. 20)...sunk a three, grabbed 2 boards, added 2 assists and a block in 10 minutes vs. Minnesota (Feb. 26)...dished 3 assists and grabbed a rebound vs. Minnesota in Big Ten Quarterfinals (March 3)...grabbed a rebound and added an assist in Big Ten Championship game (March 5)...hit a late 3, grabbed a rebound and dished an assist in NCAA First Round vs. Bucknell (March 17)...grabbed 2 steals, a rebound and an assist in 6 minutes vs. #22 West Virginia in the NCAA Second Round (March 19).

Before Maryland: 2016 McDonald’s All-American…also named a WBCA High School All-American…named the No. 28 overall player by both ESPN and the Collegiate Girls Report and No. 24 by the All Star Girls Report...NJ.com Girls Basketball Player of the Year as a senior…averaged 24.7 points and 14.7 rebounds, scoring over 30 points in four games, including one game with 48 points and 22 rebounds…Nutley’s all-time leading scorer with 2,127 career points... earned All-Conference and First Team All-American Division in all four years of her career...team won sectionals in her junior year.

Personal: Parents are Nicole Colley and Eugene Malcolm Watson II…chose Maryland because it was the perfect distance from home, the championship level of play and the great family environment…would like to play professionally one day...letters & sciences major.

WATSON'S CAREER HIGHS

  Career
Points 24 vs. Loyola (12/11/17)
Rebounds 8 vs. Illinois (12/28/17)
FGM 9 vs. Loyola (12/11/17)
FGA 17 vs. Loyola (12/11/17)
3FGM 6 (2X) last vs. Loyola (12/11/17)
3FGA 12 (2X) last vs. #18 Iowa (1/4/18)
FTM 3 (2X) last vs. Howard (11/21/17)
FTA 4 (2X) last vs. Howard (11/21/17)
Assists 7 vs. The Mount (12/6/17)
Blocks 3 (2X) last at Penn State (12/31/17)
Steals 7 at #1 UConn (11/19/17)
Minutes 34 vs. #18 Iowa (1/4/18)

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

  2017-18 Season Career
Double-Figure Scoring 12 15
Games With a Three 16 28
Games With 2+ Steals 8 20

 

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