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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

Frese on Watson: “I’ve said from the first day I saw her, she has the potential to be a great player in our program. She can do it all on the floor. She’s been patient and diligent in rehab for her shoulder and once she's 100 percent, I think you’re going to see her put the pedal to the metal.”

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 10 (3X) last vs. Wisconsin (2/15/17)
Rebounds 7 at #12 Ohio State (2/20/17)
FGM 4 (4X) last vs. Wisconsin (2/15/17)
FGA 10 vs. Towson (12/6/16)
3FGM 2 (5X) last vs. Wisconsin (2/15/17)
3FGA 7 vs. Towson (12/6/16)
FTM 3 vs. Washington State (11/26/16)
FTA 4 vs. Washington State (11/26/16)
Assists 3 (4X) last vs. Towson (12/6/16)
Blocks 2 (3X) last vs. Wisconsin (2/15/17)
Steals 6 vs. Towson (12/6/16)
Minutes 24 vs. Towson (12/6/16)

 

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